October is Women’s History Month in Canada, a time to celebrate the women and girls from our past, and our present, who are contributing to a better, more inclusive Canada.

In 1992, the Government of Canada designated October as Women’s History Month, marking the beginning of an annual month-long celebration of the outstanding achievements of women and girls throughout Canada’s history.

This year’s theme, Women Making History Now, recognizes the amazing women who are making a lasting impact in our country, especially in the current context of the COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to advance reconciliation, through their work and commitment to make our country a better place.

Learn more about influential women of the past and present:

Government of Canada: https://women-gender-equality.canada.ca/en/commemorations-celebrations/womens-history-month/2021-theme.html

Women of Impact in Canada: https://women-gender-equality.canada.ca/en/commemorations-celebrations/women-impact.html 

BC Black History Awareness Society: https://bcblackhistory.ca/october-is-womens-history-month/

Labour Heritage Centre: https://www.labourheritagecentre.ca/18-historic-milestones-and-incredible-women-in-bc-labour/