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Adelaide Sophia Hoodless
Date of issue of stamp: March 8, 1993
Designed by: Heather J. Cooper

The stamp shows a head and shoulders portrait of Adelaide Hoodless.

3,600,000 copies of the stamp were printed by Ashton-Potter Ltd.

© Canada Post Corporation
Reproduced with permission
Adelaide Sophia Hoodless. (née Hunter)  Born St George, Canada West (Ontario) 1857. Died February 26, 1910. She was an educational reformer who was the founder of the international women’s organization known as the Women’s Institutes. When her infant son died in 1889 from drinking impure milk she devoted herself to the betterment of education for new mothers. With Lady Aberdeen, she helped found the National Council of Women, the Victorian Order of Nurses and the national YWCA (Young Woman’s Christian Association). The University of Guelph recognizes her contribution to education by hanging her portrait in what was once called MacDonald Institute. ** Note the date of her birth is sometimes reported as February 26.