Events listed relate to Canadian women with a few extra items added to give the timeline perspective.
This timeline is not all inclusive.
 



LAST UPDATED January 2022

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DATES

EVENTS

1930
 
February 5, 1930 - Cecile Elaine Eustance Smith Hedstrom (1908-1997) is the 1st Canadian to win a world championship figure skating medal when she places 2nd with a silver medal at a competition in New York City, New York, U.S.A.

February 15, 1930  -
Cairine Wilson (1895-1962) become the 1st woman appointed to the Senate in Canada

1930 - From early 19th century to 1930 250,000 women immigrated to Canada mainly from the United Kingdom, Ireland Middle class homes welcomed these women as domestic workers Source: Marilyn Barber, "The Women Ontario Welcomed: Immigrant Domestics for Ontario Homes, 1870-1930," Ontario History (1980) 73#3 pp 148-172

1930 -  The Canadian government hands over control of lands to the prairie provinces and though there is not much free farm land left women may now apply  on equal terms for free farm land  Sources: Encyclopedia of the Great Plains online (Accessed November 2012) : 100 more Canadian Heroines by Merna Forster (Dundurn, 2011)

March 27, 1930  -
The Edmonton Grads women's basketball team beat Seattle Ferry Lines by 59 points over two games to retain the Underwood Trophy and the  international title

June 7, 1930 - The Business and Professional Women Canada (The Canadian Federation of Business & Professional Women's Clubs) is formed and incorporated

1930 - Doctors at the Sick Children's Hospital in Toronto invent Pabulum baby cereal

1930 - Female teachers in the city of Toronto earn $1000.00 to $2400.00 per year while male teachers earned $1200.00 to $3000.00 per year Source: Janet Ray, Towards Women’s Rights, Toronto, Grolier Ltd, 1981.  

August 16-23, 1930 - Hamilton, Ontario, hosts the very first British Empire Games

1930 -
Wonder Bread
, the world's 1st packaged sliced bread, enters the market place
Source : Canuck Chicks and Maple Leaf Mamas : women of the Great White North by Ann Douglas Toronto, McArthur and Co., 2002. pg 15

1930's -
The Preston Rivulettes, one of the greatest dynasties in Canadian sport, is formed. The team dominate, female hockey 1930-1939, the Rivulettes clamed 10 Ontario, 10 Eastern Canadian and 6 Dominion hockey titles


Births 1930:
1930 -
Born
Margaret-Ann Armour (1930-2019) science educator
1930 -
Born Joan Bart (1930-2021) first woman to graduated U of T architecture
1930? -
Born Dianna Boileau (1930-2014) transgender activist
1930 - 
Born Jane Margaret Carson Champagne (1930-2008) writer & landscape artist  
1930 -
Born Sylvia Cruess (1930?-2022) physician with Order of Canada
1930 -
Born Marion Fry (1930-   ) noted educator & university administrator
1930 -
Born Marja 'Maria' Jacobs (1930-   ) author, poet, & publisher
1930 -
Born Joyce Lola Milgaard (1930-2020) determined mother for wrongfully incarcerated
1930 -
Born Madeleine Morgan (1930-2017) social activist & nurse
1930 -
Born Betty Riley (1930-    ) first Black Canadian TV producer
1930? -
Born Margaret Sinclair (1930-????) wife of early Methodist missionary in northwestern Canada
1930 -
Born Constance A. Timberlake (1930-2019) Black activist
February 13, 1930 -
Born Miriam Mandel (1930-1982) poet & author, winner of a Governor General's Award
February 19, 1930 - Born Shirley Lavinia Thompson (1930-2010) civil servant
February 25, 1930 -
Born Norma Busby (1930-2008) nurse on the front of labour lines fighting for higher standards
March 5, 1930 - Born Jean Hamilton Kennedy Campbell (1930-2021) nurse & educator
March 13, 1930 -
Born Annie Janzen (1930-2021) author

March 13, 1930 -
Born Susan 'Sue' Johanson (1930 -2023) nurse & sex- educator
March 18, 1930 -
Born Anne Macdonald (1930-1993) social activist
March 26, 1930 - Born Joyce Carter (1930-2011) fashion journalist
March 27, 1930 - Born Jennifer Mary Shay (1930-1918) scientist
April 24, 1930 -
Born June Elizabeth Bantjes (1930-2006) social activist & founding member of the Women's Calendar Collective
May 8, 1930 - Born  Agnes Helen Fogwill Porter (1930 -   ) author who excels in writing fiction, poetry & drama
May 18, 1930 - Born Rose Sheinin (1930-2009) professor & author
July 15, 1930 - Born Isobel Finnerty (1930-2016) political activist & Senator
July 18, 1930 - Born Irma Ellen Wansbrough-Kalela (1930-2020)
July 25, 1930 -
Born Maureen Forrester (1930-2010) opera singer & Canadian nationalist, Companion, Order of Canada
July 25, 1930 - Born Alice Parizeau (1930-1999) award winning French language novelist
August 12, 1930 -
Born Gwendolyn Lucy O'Soup-Crane (1930-2005) 1st woman to be elected chief
August 25, 1930 -
Born Irene Chabot (1930-2018) defender of Saskatchewan Francophonie
August 25, 1930 -
Born Ruth Middleton Gentry (1930-2008) played with the All American Girls Professional Baseball League
September 29, 1930 - Born Constance Elvia Crook (1930-   ) author of books for young readers
October 5, 1930 - Born Joanne Strong Philpott (1930-2011) columnist for the Globe and Mail
October 16, 1930 - Born Frances Patricia Jones (1930-2000) medal winning sprinter in 1948 Olympic Games
October 20, 1930
- Born Pat Lotz (1930-2012) librarian & researcher
October 20, 1930 - Born Constance A. Timberlake (1930-2019) American Civil Rights leader
October 29, 1931 -
Born Ruth Schiller (1931-2003) educator

November 14, 1930 -
Born Monique Mecure (1930-2020) award winning French Canadian actor
November 16, 1930 - Born Landon Pearson (1930-   ) Senator & social activist for the health and rights of children around the world
November 26, 1930 - Born Doreen 'Betty' Allen Mullins (1930-2020) played with the All American Girls Professional Baseball League
December 14, 1930 -
Born Suzanne 'Suzi' Morrow-Francis (1930-2006) international champion pairs figure skater & international skate judge
December 21, 1930 -
Born Claire Lorraine Mackay (1930-2013) author
December 29, 1930 - Born Ruth Tulving (1930-2012) artist
December 30, 1930 - Born Margaret McGee (1930-2018) social activist

Deaths 1930:
1930
- Died
Althea Moody (1885-1930) Anglican nun and missionary in Canadian northwest
March 2, 1930 - Died Born Marie Jeanne Alberta Lajoie (1899-1930) social activist & teacher
May 10, 1930 -
Died
Zoe Lafontaine Laurier (1849-1930) wife of Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier (1841-1919)
May 19, 1930 -
Died Marie Louise-Emilie Lavergne (1849-1930) close friend of Sir Wilfrid Laurier )1841-1919)
June 17, 1930 - Died Anna 'Annie' Ermatinger Fraser (1873- 1930) World War l Nursing Sister
August 13, 1930
- Died Besha 'Bessie' Starkman Tobin (1889-1930) mob boss
November 1, 1930 -
Died Emily Ann McCausland Cummings (1851-1930) journalist & 1st woman to receive an honorary degree from a Canadian University

December 9, 1930 - Died Laura Muntz Lyall (1860-1930) artist
 
1931 1931 - Women are 17% of the labour force. Most female workers are not eligible for relief in the form of social assistance

1931 - The province of Quebec passes legislation that grants a wife control of her own earnings An Act to amend the Civil Code and the Code of Civil Procedure respecting the civil rights of women, 21 Geo. V, c.101

1931 - The Manitoba Minimum Wage Act was amended to include male workers over the age of 18. The minimum hourly wage in Manitoba was $0.25 for urban workers and $0.21 for rural workers. Up until 1931, the minimum wage only applied to female workers


1931 -
Saskatchewan labour activist Annie Buller spent a year in jail for setting up a defence fund for striking workers

August 1931 - Helen Birdsall
(1906-1988) produces an extravaganza for the Grandstand show at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto using a cast of 1,500 people Source: Canadian Obituary Record, 1988. Robert M. Stamp. Toronto: Dundurn Press, 1989)

1931 - Nora Frances Henderson (1897-1949) becomes the 1st woman elected to serve on Hamilton, Ontario's city council. Source: Hamilton Public Library, Hamilton Gallery of Distinction Accessed February 2016

December 11, 1931 - The Statute of Westminster, passed in the British Parliament means that Dominion Parliaments could now pass laws without reference to United Kingdom Laws and abolished various reserve powers still possessed by the Crown and British Parliament. The paradoxically increased the monarchy's importance, since the Dominions (no longer subordinated to the one supreme Parliament Westminster) were now linked through common allegiance to the Grown

1931 - The book The Joy of Cooking publishes its 1st edition

Births 1931:
1931 -
Born Judith Brady (1931-2013) social activist
1931 - Born May Cohen (1931-   ) co-founder of the Women's Health Office at McMaster University, Hamilton, the 1st of its kind in Canada
1931 -
Born Phyllis Switzer (1931-1989) broadcaster
1931 - 
Born Mary Eileen Travis (1931-2005) Maritime Librarian & 1st woman on St. John, New Brunswick Board of Trade
1931 - Born Barbara Mary Wilson (1931-2014) archivist & historian
January 9, 1931 - Born Flora Miller (1931-   ) Canadian National gold medal winning diver 1947

January 22, 1931 -
Born Doris Giller (1931-1993) pioneer journalist & newspaper editor
February 27, 1931 - Born Margaret Isobel McBurney (1931-2018) social activist & author
March 1, 1931 - Born Margaret Harris (1931-2020) Aboriginal activist
March 28, 1931 -
Born Jane Rule (1931-2007) author & order of British Columbia
April 15, 1931 - Born Helen Maksagak (1931-2009) 1st Inuk Commissioner of the Northwest Territories & 1st Commissioner of Nunavut
April 23, 1931 -
Born Evelyn Robson Strahlendorf (1931-2019) Canadian doll collector & researcher
May 11, 1931 - Born Blanche Macdonald (1931-1985)  educator & Native rights activist on the west coast
May 26, 1931 - Born Elizabeth 'Betty' Whittall (1931-2015) international Medal winning swimmer
June 13, 1931 -
Born Jean Jay Macpherson (1931-2012) award winning poet
June 30, 1931 - Born Joyce Wieland (1931-1998)  artist with works covering a multitude of media from canvas, quilting , embroidery & film
July 4, 1931 - Born Gloria Cranmer Webster (1931-2023) 1st aboriginal woman to attend the University of British Columbia.
July 10, 1931 - Born Alice Munro (1931-   ) Nobel Prize winning author
July 20, 1931 - Born Naomi Beth Wakan (1931-   ) artist & author
August 2, 1931 - Born Patricia 'Pat' Ukrainetz (1931-2022) archery organizer & national judge

August 3, 1931 -
Born Marlene Elizabeth Smith (1931-    ) champion pairs figure skater
August 29, 1931 -
Born Lise Payette (1931-2018) journalist, social activist
October 5, 1931 -
Born
Rosalie Alma Gower (1931-2013) social activist
October 11, 1931 - Born Minou Petrowski (1931-2021) broadcaster & actor
November 23, 1931 -
Born Constance R. Glube (1931-2016) 1st woman appointed city manager & 1st woman to be Chief Justice of Nova Scotia
November 30, 1931 - Born Lorna deBlicquy (1931-2009) pilot and first woman parachuter
December 4, 1931 -
Born Edna Mae Durbin (1931-2013) better known by her stage name Deana Durbin (1931-2013) movie actor from 1930's

Deaths 1931:
1931 -
Died
Ella Bertha Marvin Hatheway (1853-1931) suffragette in New Brunswick
1931 -
Died Kathleen Macfarlane Lizars (   -1931) author
January 3, 1931 - Died Lily Adams Beck (1862?-1931) author
January 10, 1931 - Died
Kate 'Fanny' Partridge (1854-1931) Yukon pioneer
January 31, 1931 -
Died
Zina Young Williams Card (1850-1931) one of the founders of Cardston, Alberta
March 6, 1931 - Died Mary Louise Agar (1856-1931) indomitable early woman doctor
April 1931 -
Died
Rachel Goldbloom (1885? -1931) community activist & philanthropist
April 28, 1931 - Died
Mary Ann Casey Abbott (1855-1931) wife of 1st licensed physician in Canada
May 1, 1931 - Died
Margaret Ridley Charlton (1858-1931) librarian & author of books for children
June 25, 1931 - Died Lulu Jenny Hastey-Kidd (1892-1931) married World War 1 Nursing Sister
June 28, 1931 -
Died
Julia Thomas (1844-1931) indomitable early woman doctor
July 10, 1931 -
Died Louise McKinney (1868-1931) politician & member of the "Famous Five"

August 1931 - Died
Bertha Dymond (1866-1931) indomitable early woman doctor
August 1, 1931 - Died Margaret Ruttan Scott (1855/6-1931) social activist
September 1, 1931 -
Died
Mary Spencer (1857-1931) early photographer in British Columbia
September 5, 1931 -
Died  Marion Osborne (1871-1931) poet, playwright & author
November 1, 1931 - Died Harriet Star Stewart (1862-1931) first woman in the British Empire to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree
November 10, 1931 -
Died
Henrietta Louise Edwards  (1849-1931) member of the "Famous Five"
December 3, 1931 - Died Lizzy Ramsay Aikman (1883-1931) World War 1 Nursing Sister
 
1932 February 17-20, 1932 - The first World Figure Skating Championships in Canada are held in Montreal. Constance Wilson-Samuel (1908-1953) places third  

May 24, 1932
- Federal legislation brings the Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission into existence

1932 - The Nova Scotia and Ontario Executive Committees of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) call for government to dismiss married women whose husbands are employed

1932 - Dr. Elizabeth
Catherine Bagshaw
(1881-1982) opens the 1st Canadian family planning clinic in Hamilton, Ontario. It is  an illegal birth control clinic

1932- Helena Walker - Mrs. Ashley Walker (1867-1963) is the 1st woman elected alderman in Regina, Saskatchewan Source: City of Regina. Heritage & History. Online. (Accessed January 2012.)

1932 - Rose-Anna Vachon (1870?-1948) develops a delicious cream filled chocolate cake that she names for two of her sons ...Jos-Louis   Source: I know That Name by Mark Kearney & Randy Roy (Toronto: Hounslow, 2002)

1932 - Married women who own property are given the right to vote in Montreal civic elections but are still denied the right to vote in provincial elections Source: Herstory 2008: The Canadian Women's Calendar (Coteau Books, 2007)

1932 - The Velma Springstead Trophy is established awarding female athletes for performance, sportsmanship and Behaviour

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Births 1932:
1932 -
Born Edith Hayman (1932-2020) acclaimed badminton coach
1932 -
Born Mariette Orlov (1932-2020) acclaimed pianist & master class teacher & mentor
1932 -
Born Beatrice Ford Watts (1832-2004) 1st Inuit woman to qualify as a teacher in Labrador
January 2, 1932 -
Born Jean Little (1932-2020) blind award winning children's author
January 11, 1932 - Born Clotilda Addessa Coward Douglas-Yakimchuk (1932-2021) 1st African Canadian nurse to graduate from the Nova Scotia School of Nursing
January 15, 1932 -
Born Ruth Galbraith (1932-2013) medical doctor & role model for working mothers
February 8, 1932 -
Born Milena Dolezelova-Velingerova (1932-2012) sinologist, University of Toronto
February 11, 1932 -
Born Freda Ahenakew (1932-2011) Aboriginal author, Member, Order of Canada & Saskatchewan Order of Merit
February 21, 1932 -
Born Phyllis Platnick (1932-2018) archivist & librarian
March 15, 1932 -
Born Rita Joe (1932-2007) poet
March 30, 1932 -
Born Marjorie Jane Hodgson (1932-2018) artist
April 1, 1932 -
Born Martha Blackburn-Hughes (1944-1992) broadcaster & businesswoman
April 9, 1932 -
Born Adele Ward (1932-2014) broadcast journalist who worked mainly for children
April 16, 1932 -
Born Marion Golda Fry (1932-   ) educator

April 30, 1932 - Born Eleanor Elsie Wayne (1932-2016) 1st woman mayor of Saint John, New Brunswick & former Member of parliament
May 16, 1932 -
Born Denise Filiatrault, (1932-  ) actor
May 18, 1932 - Born Claudia Myrna Bowman (1932-2004) lawyer, judge, & feminist
May 21, 1932 - Born Vera Virginia Smith-Humpage (1932-2012) champion skater

June 3, 1932 -
Born Lizette Gervais (1932-1986) journalist and communications administrator
June 6, 1932 -
Born Anne-Claire Poirier (1932-   ) film director & producer
June 6, 1932 - Born Lois Boyle (1932-2012) "Mother of the Snowbirds" Canada's flying aeronautic team
July 21, 1932 - Born Micheline Tessier-Potvin (1932-2006) acclaimed soprano, music administrator & teacher
August 11, 1932 -
Born Suzanne Beauchamp - Niquet (1932-2011) Member of the Canadian parliament
August 16, 1932 -
Born Jacqueline Lorraine Shepherd (1932-2006)
1960’s consumer advocate & activist
September 6, 1932 - Born Joan Ann Cooch (1932-2013) pioneer women's hockey coach
September 28, 1932 - Born Diane Rose Stratus (1932-  ) Member of Parliament
October 7, 1932 - Born Margaret 'Peggy' Jean Kurtin (1932-2009) social activist
October 12, 1932 -
Born Jackie MacDonald (1932-   ) medal winning shot putter
October 13, 1932 -
Born Dorothy Reitman (1932 - ) volunteer & social activist
November 15, 1932 - Born Marie Bonin (1932-2003) Manitoba nurse
November 20, 1932 - Born Shirley Martin (1932-2019) Member of Canadian parliament & cabinet minister
December 8, 1932 -
Born
Lorraine Mary Williams (1932-2014) social worker & volunteer
December 12, 1933 - Born Ruth Rittenhouse Morris (1933-2001) social activist for prison reform
December 15, 1932 - Born Audrey Loretta Downie - Williams (1932-2022) champion skater & renowned judge for skating
December 21, 1932 -
Born Mary Martha Cecilia McCarthy (1932-2020) historian

Deaths 1932:
1932 -
Died
Melanie Blondeau (1866-1992) Native artist
1932 - Died Mary Adelaide Dawson Snider (1880-1932) journalist
1932 -
Died
Onésime Dorval (1845-1932) 1st trained teacher in the Red River area & National Historic Person
1932 - Died
Amelia F. R. Gordon (1852-1932) social activist
March 2, 1932 -
Died Ada MacLeod (1867-1932) author & historian
March 14, 1932 - Died Margaret Tait (1882-1932) World War l Nursing Sister
March 18, 1932 -
Died Agnes Grote Copeland (1847-1932) poet and song writer
March 29, 1932 -
Died
Janet Weir (1860-1932) indomitable early woman doctor
April 4, 1932 - Died Frances ‘Fanny’ Dalrymple Redmond (1850-1932) early nursing administrator
April 26, 1932 - Died Amy Clare Giffin (1886-1932) author & poet
May 2, 1932 -
Died Ellen Elizabeth Spragge (1854-1932) free lance journalist
May 13, 1932 - Died
Edith M. Ross (1888-1932) early woman doctor
June 5, 1932 -
Died
Alexandra Helen Hargrave (1853-1932) pioneer of the Canadian North West
June 14, 1932 - Died Maria-Clara Dorimène Roy-Desjardins (1856-1932) businesswoman & banker of Desjardins.
September 3, 1932 -
Died Mary Adelaide Dawson Snider (1879-1932) journalist & a founder of the Canadian Womens Press Club.
September 18, 1932 -
Died Sophia Bethena Jones (1857-1932) Black physician
November 6, 1932-
Died Nina Jamieson (? - 1932) journalist & novelist
November 11, 1932 -  Died Georgina Alexandrina Newhall (1859-1932) journalist & poet
December 29, 1932 - Died
Stella Messenger-Pearson (1879-1932) early woman doctor in Nova Scotia
 

1933 1933 - A reasonable and adequate diet for a family of five in Toronto is $7.65 per week!

1933 -
The first three women lawyers hired by the Ontario government are laid off on the basis that their salaries were not important in their families. Source: Women Lawyers Association of Ontario  Online (accessed 2020)

1933 -
P4W, the women's prison is built in Kingston, Ontario. It is the only prison for specifically for women in Canada

1933 -
The Canadian Press initiates the Bobbie Rosenfeld (1904-1969) Award for Canada's Top Female of the Year. The 1st woman to win the award was golfer Ada Mackenzie (1891-1973) winner of the Canadian Open and Closed championships

1933 - Mary Belle Barclay
and her sister E. Catherine Barclay pitch a tent in Bragg Creek, Alberta to welcome campers to the 1st Hostel in North America. In 2012 Parks Canada declare this to be an Historic Site. Source: 100 More Canadian Heroines by Merna Foster Dundurn Press, 2011.

April 7, 1933 - Canadian actor Fay Wray (1907-2004) has lead female role in movie King Kong released on this day

Winter 1933 -
The Dominion Women's Amateur Hockey Association is formed. Lady Bessborough, Roberte de Neuflize Ponsonby (1882-1979), wife of the Governor General of Canada, donates a championship trophy for the Dominion Women's Amateur Hockey Association. The Edmonton Rustlers won the 1st trophy Source: Coast to Coast Hockey in Canada to the Second World War. Edited by John Chi-Kit Wong. (University of Toronto Press, 2009) page 142.

1933 -
The Associated Countrywomen of the World is founded with Margaret Madge Rose Robertson Watt (1888-1948) serving as 1st president until 1947 
Book: A great Rural Sisterhood; Madge Robertson Watt and the Associated Countrywomen of the World by Linda Ambrose( University Press)

Births 1933:
1933? -
Born Daphne Veronica Clarke (1933?-2019) social activist
1933
- Born Marilyn 'Lyn' Turner Jackson (1933-2000) acclaimed nurse

1933? - Born Joan Mildred Powers - Rickerd (1933?-2021) public relations officer
1933 -
Born
Kay Sigurjonsson (1933-2016) feminist & activist for women's rights
February 15, 1933
- Born Doreen Kimura (1933-2013) acclaimed psychologist
March 16, 1933 - Born Dorothy Abike Wills (1933-    ) social activist
May 24, 1933 -
Born Marion Ruth Engel (1933-1985) acclaimed author
June 7, 1933 -
Born Louise Wilhelmina Fotheringill - Payne (1933-1998) acclaimed professor

June 25, 1933 -
Born Sophia Leung (1933 –   ) Member of parliament from British Columbia
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une 28, 1933 - Born Gisele Lalonde (1933-   ) Mayor of Vanier, Ontario & community activist
August 20, 1933 -
Born Lorna 'Nonnie' Margaret Jean Griffin (1933-2019) stage, TV, & movie actor
August 23, 1933 -
Born Betty Lambert (1933-1983) prolific Canadian playwright
September 1933 -
Born Catherine G. Hennessey (1933 -  ) heritage activist
September 14, 1933 -
Born Zoe Alda Caldwell (1933-2020) actor on stage & film
September 22, 1933 -
Born Mary Dohey (1933-2017) stewardess & heroine saving lives of passenger & crew from a hijacker in 1971
October 10, 1933 -
Born Salome Bey (1933-2020) Lady of the Blues
October 13, 1933 -
Born Dorothy Moore (1933-  ) Member of the Order of Nova Scotia, Order of Canada
November 20, 1933 -
Born Maryon Kantaroff (1933-   ) award winning sculptor
December 13, 1933 -
Born Grace Ledoux Zoldy (1933-   ) social activist for Métis women & activist to save Michif language

Deaths 1933:
1933 -
Died
Marie Vitaline Dudemaine (1865-1933) Sister Mary Anastase
1933 -
Died
Anna Burgess Durie (1856-1933) poet
1933 -
Born Eva Mariene Heddle  (1933- 2009) at three she was Canada's Sweetheart
1933 - Born Ruth Parsons-Moore (1933-    ) one of the first women bush pilots in northern Ontario

1933 -
Died Margaret Hubner Wetherell (d. 1933) local historian
January 2, 1933 - Died Annie Jones (1867-1933) indomitable early woman doctor
February 2, 1933 -
Died Gladys Hope Sewell-Ross (1892-1933) World War 1 Nursing Sister
February 27, 1933 -
Died Alice Jones (1853-1933) one of Canada's leading authors for her era
February 28, 1933 -
Died
Jennie Carson (1865-1933) indomitable early woman doctor
March 9, 1933 -
Died Annie Robertson Logan (1851-1933) author & historian
March 18, 1933 -
Died
Margaret Wilson Eaton (1842-1933) philanthropist
March 25, 1933 -
Died Annie Lapp (1865-1978) indomitable woman doctor
April 17, 1933 - Died Harriet Brooks-Pritcher (1876-1933) nuclear physicist
April 15, 1933 -
Died Mary Isabella Macleod (1852-1933) pioneer of western Canada
May 3, 1933 -
Died Mary Ellen Smith
(1863-1933) 1st woman elected to BC Legislature & 1st woman appointed to a Cabinet position in the British Empire
May 17, 1933 - Died Christina Patrick (1862-1933) indomitable early woman doctor
May 22, 1933 -
Died Gertrude Winnifred Hulet (1871-1933) Medical missionary
July 10, 1933 -
Died
Edith May Allison (1878-1933) World War 1 Nursing Sister
July 17, 1933 -
Died Mary Agnes Fitzgibbon (1862-1933) Journalist ...pen-name Lally Bernard.
September 3, 1933 -
Died Jean Wilson (  -1933) award winning speed skater.
September 4, 1933 -
Died Elizabeth Atherton (1860-1933) indomitable early lady doctor
September 5, 1933 -
Died Eliza Ritchie (1856-1933) social activist
September 26, 1933 -
Died
Mary Agnes Snively (1847-1933) 'Mother of Canadian nurses'
October 10 , 1933 -
Died Ione Christensen former Commissioner of the Yukon Territories and Appointed to the Senate of Canada 1999.
October 12, 1933 -
Died Alice Constantineau (1859-1933) indomitable early woman doctor
October 27, 1933 -
Died Emily Murphy,(1868-1933) judge and member of the 'Famous Five '
December 3, 1933 - Died
Minnie Grace Green (1866-1933) indomitable early woman doctor
 
1934 March 9, 1934 - New Brunswick women win the right to hold provincial office

1934 - The New Brunswick government passes legislation gaining women in New Brunswick the right to hold political office 

1934 - The province of Quebec passes legislation that allows a wife control of her own bank account

March 24, 1934 -
The inaugural games of the Eastern Canadian Women's Hockey Championships is held with the Preston Rivulettes winning over the Montreal Maroon's 4 to 1
Source "Queens of the Ice Lanes: the Preston Rivulettes and women's hockey in Canada 1931-1940 " by Carly Adams in Sport History Review 2008 Vol. 39 pages 1-29.

Winter 1934 - The Dominion Women's Amateur Hockey Association
did not host n annual even because the cost of travels for the team to play was too difficult to raise. The Preston Rivulettes defaulted against the Edmonton Rustlers
Source "Queens of the Ice Lanes: the Preston Rivulettes and women's hockey in Canada 1931-1940 " by Carly Adams in Sport History Review 2008 Vol. 39 pages 1-29.

1934 - The Canadian Intercollegiate Women's ice hockey League is disbanded during the depression years

1934 -
Campbell's Soup introduces Chicken Noodle & Cream of Mushroom soups to its lineup


August 23, 1934 - Jessica Jarvis
receives her commercial pilot's license thus becoming the 1st woman in Toronto, Ontario to earn this license

1934 - Ethel Stark
 (1916?-2012 ) is the first woman soloist heard on radio when she plays violin performing under conductor Fritz Reiner the Tchaikovsky “Concerto

1934 - Helen Alice Kinnear (1884-1970)  is the 1st woman in the British Empire to be appointed King's Counsel
  

1934 - Phyllis Dewar (1916-1961) becomes the 1st Canadian woman to win four gold medals for swimming at the British Empire Games, a record not broken until 1966. The Canadian Press votes her the winner of the Bobbie Rosenfeld Award as Top Female Athlete of the year

1934 - Lillian Frieman (1885-1940) is the 1st Canadian Jew to be awarded the Order of the British Empire

1934 - Sarah Persis Johnson Darrach (1886-1974) a World War l nursing sister, and nursing educator is inducted into the Order of the British Empire
Source: Memorable Manitobans Online (Accessed February 2014)

1934 - Nora Frances Henderson (1897-1949) of Hamilton, Ontario becomes the 1st woman in Canada to be elected to a city Board of Control Source: Hamilton Public Library, Hamilton Gallery of Distinction online accessed February 2016

Births 1934:
1934 -
Born Bertha Allen (1934-2010) volunteer & social activist, President of the Native Women's Association
1934 -
Born Julia Ching (1934-2001) university professor in eastern studies & author
1934 -
Born
Joan Grant Dillon (1934-2018) social activist
1934 -
Born JoAnn Lee MacMorran (1934-2021) nurse
1934 -
Born Patricia 'Pat' Alcora Skinner (1934-2013) Black activist in Nova Scotia
1934 -
Born Carolyn Spellman Fedy (1934 -   ) competitive figure skater & administrator

1934 -
Born Lucy Tasseor Tutsweetok (1934-2012) Inuit artist & sculptor
1934? -
Born Astrid Gertrude 'Trudy' Vik (1934-2012) Nurse in the Royal Canadian Navy
January 1, 1934 -
Born Eva Côté (1934-2019) Member of the Canadian parliament
January 30, 1934 -
Born Tammy Grimes (1934-2016) actor on stage & in movies
February 12, 1934 -
Born Mary Alice Dawe Downie (1934-   ) children's author.
March 9, 1934 -
Born Marlene Streit (1934-   ) champion golfer, former Canadian Female Athlete of the Year, & member of the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame & 1st Canadian in the World Golf Hall of fame
March 12, 1934 -
Born Dorothy Marshall (1934-2019) nurse & nursing teacher
March 17, 1934 -
Born Patricia 'Pat' Mary McDonagh (1934-2014) fashion designer.
April 11, 1934 -
Born Norma Marion Beechcroft (1934-   ) musician & composer
April 20, 1934 -
Born Naomi Elizabeth Saunders Griffiths (1934-  ) historian & academic expert on Acadian culture
May 15, 1934 -
Born Julia Levy (1934-   ) medical researcher & professor
May 16, 1934 -
Born Suzanne Lapointe (1934-2015) singer, actor & television host

May 28, 1934 -
Born Annette, Emilie (d 1954), Yvonne (d 2001), Cécile, and Marie Dionne (d 1970), the only known-surviving quintuplets in the world at the time of their birth
July 1, 1934 -
Born Lucia Tweedie Kowaluk (1934-2019) social activist in Montreal

July 7, 1934 -
Born Nancy Bauer (1934-   ) author

July 8, 1934 -
Born Alison Leeds Prentice (1934-2021) historian
July 12, 1934 -
Born Mira Spivak (1934-   ) member of the Canadian Senate

August 2, 1934 -
Born Valerie Knowles (1934 - ) author, historian, & biographer
August 25, 1934 - Born Lise Bacon (1934-   ) Member of the Senate of Canada
September 5, 1934 - Born Valerie Tryon (1934-   ) internationally acclaimed pianist
September 6, 1934 -
Born Anne Elizabeth Eggleston (1934-1994) musician & composer
September 21, 1934 -
Born Gloria Saarinen ( 1934-   ) renowned  pianist

October 6, 1934 - Born Joan Cook (1934-   ) businesswoman & member of the Senate of Canada
October 15, 1934 - Born Julia Ching (1934-2001) academic
November 6, 1934
- Born Rachel Browne (1934-2012) founder Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers
November 16, 1934 - Born Rachel Browne (1934-2012) choreographer

Deaths 1934:
1934 - Died Emma Casgrain (1861-1934) 1st woman dentist in Quebec
1934 - Died Henrietta Anne Constantine (1857-1934) amateur photographer of life in the Canadian west
1934 -
Born Agnes Roy (1934-2021) Métis social activist
1934 -
Died
Amy Florence Scott (1864-1934) early Black settler in British Columbia
January 20, 1934 -
Died
Charlotte Amelia Eaton (1845-1934) author & poet
February 2, 1934 - Died Marie Louise Justine Atala Sirois - Boivin (1878-1934) first Laval University graduate
March 6, 1934 -
Died
Florence McPhedran (1879-1934) World War l correspondent
March 22, 1934 -
Died
Ethel Hurlbatt (1886-1934) a life dedicated to promotion of women’s education
May 1, 1934 -
Died Annie Marion MacLean (1869-1934) one of first to receive a PhD in Sociology in North America
June 11, 1934 -
Born Gabrielle 'Gaby' Déziel - Hupé  (1934-2010) playwright
July 3, 1934 -
Died
Charlotte Learmont (1845-1934) social activist
July 28, 1934 -
Died Marie Dressler (Leila Marie Koerber) (1868-1934) academy award winning actor
August 19, 1934 -
Died
Jean Blewett (1862-1934) journalist, novelist & poet
September 10, 1934 - Died Katherine Ross Queen (1885-1934) social activist in labour movement
September 29, 1934 -
Died
Dora Olive Thompson (1895-1934) author of books for young readers
October 1934 - Died
Janet Ann Macdonald-Lawson (1848-1934) ship bride
October 3, 1934 -
Died Edith Emma Coe-Warren (1862-1934) first teacher in Lethbridge, Alberta
October 17, 1934 - Died Annie Coulter (1887-1934) World War l Nursing Sister
October 19, 1934 -
Died Alice Elizabeth Wilson (18971934) poet
September 4, 1934 - Died Emma Lazenby Spencer (1842-1934) ship bride & social activist
November 8, 1934 -
Died Anna Sutherland Bissell (1846-1934) businesswoman
N
ovember 16, 1934 - Died Margaret Gascoigne (   -1934) teacher who founded 'The Study' a school in Montreal
December 7, 1934 - Died
Mary Jane McQuesten (1849-1934) social activist who supported the Women's Foreign Mission Society of the Presbyterian Church
 

1935 1935 - Aileen Alethea Meagher (1910-1987) medal winning track athlete is Canada's Tope Female Athlete and Canadian Athlete of the Year

Winter 1935 -
The Preston Rivulettes defeat the Winnipeg Eaton's Ladies in the Dominion Ladies Hockey Championships
Source "Queens of the Ice Lanes: the Preston Rivulettes and women's hockey in Canada 1931-1940 " by Carly Adams in Sport History Review 2008 Vol. 39 pages 1-29.

1935 - Helen Alice Kinnear
(1894-1970) is the 1st woman lawyer in Canada to appear as counsel before the Supreme Court in Canada

1935 -
The 7th Canadian Women's Press Club (C W P C) Triennial meeting is held in Ottawa with Isobel Armstrong elected as National President. The club's memorial Awards are also established
 Source: 120 C W P C/Media Club Significant moments by June Coxon (accessed 2024)

1935 - Gladys Arnold
(1905-2002) who had traveled to France, finds herself accredited Canadian correspondent in France during World War ll (1939-1945). She submits articles about the War to the Regina Leader Post  and other Canadian newspapers. 
 Source: 120 C W P C/Media Club Significant moments by June Coxon (accessed 2024)

1935 -
The Canadian Bowling Association, out of Toronto, creates a Ladies Section
Source: 5-pin Bowling History online (Accessed May 2005)

1935 - Lucy Maud Montgomery
(1874-1942) is named an Officer in the Order of the British Empire

1935 - Alice Wilson
(1881-1964) Canada's 1st woman geologist is appointed as a member of the Order of the British Empire Source:100 Canadian Heroines: famous and forgotten faces by Merna Forester. Toronto : Dundurn Press, 2004.

1935 -
Helen Frances Okuloski (1912-1993) sets up her law practice as one of the1st women lawyers in Hamilton, Ontario Source: Diversifying the bar: Lawyers Make history. Law Society of Upper Canada Online

1935 - Alex Gibb (1891-1958) is the only woman on the Ontario Athletic Commission Sources: “Queen of the Ice Lanes: the Preston Rivulettes and Women’s Hockey in Canada 1931-1940” by Carly Adams in Sport History Review no. 39 pages 1-29 2008; 100 more Canadian Heroines by Merna Forster Dundurn Press, 2011.

1935 - The western Shield Championship for women's hockey is established. It is the longest running women's hockey tournament

Births 1935:

1935 -
Born Atuat Akkitirq (1935-2022) Indigenous filmmaker, costume designer, & actor
1935 -
Born Ann Thomas Callahan (1935-2023) nurse
1935 -
Born Nan Bowles 'Nan b' de Gaspé (1935-    ) businesswoman
1935 -
Born Verna Jane Kirkness (1935-  ) well known educator known as 'Longhouse Lady'
1935 - Born Estelle Lacoursiere (1935-2001) Sister Vert, environmentalist & social activist

1935 -
Born Merle Shain (1935-1989) journalist & novelist
1935 -
Born Verna Irene States Thomas (1935-2005) social activist & volunteer

1935 - Born Doreen Curtis Wicks (1935-2004) Social activist & holder of the Order of Canada
January 1, 1935 - Born Kathleen Shannon (1935-1998) film director with National Film Board
January 14, 1935 -
Born Lucille Wheeler (1935-   ) Canada's 1st ever Canadian Olympic Ski medalist in 1956
January 23, 1935 - Born Darlene Cherry (1935-2016) civil servant and businesswoman
January 27, 1935 -
Born Christine McCall (1935-2005) journalist, author, & biographer of Pierre Elliot Trudeau
January 29, 1935 - Died
Genevieve Elsie Alice Lipsett-Skinner (1886-1935) 1st woman journalist in Canadian Press Gallery
February 8, 1935 -
Born Bernice Morgan (1935-   ) novelist & short story writer
March 5, 1935 -
Born Luce Guilbeault (1935-1991) actor & filmmaker
March 10, 1935 -
Born Suzanne "Suzy" Rochon Burnette (1935-2006) journalist & radio broadcaster
March 15, 1935 - Born Mary Frances Pratt (1935-2018)  her paintings look so real you think they are photographs!
March 22, 1935 - Born Charlotte Beatrice Louise Feltman (1935-2020) first woman reeve in Alberta a& Member of Canadian parliament
April 1, 1935 -
Born Alice Pamela McGuire (1935-2021) first First Nations woman elected to Yukon legislature
April 2, 1935 -
Born Sharon Acker (1935-2023) actor
April 22, 1935 - Born Rita Margaret Johnston (1935-   ) politician & 1st woman to serve as a provincial premier in Canada
May 21, 1935 - Born Helen Dalziel Saravanamutto (1935-2020) social activist
May 28, 1935 -
Born Frances "Fran" Anne Wigston Eberhard (1935 -  ) sports administrator who also played basketball & volleyball
June 2, 1935 - Born Carol Shields (1935-2003) award winning author
June 6, 1935 - Born Joy Kogawa (1935-   ) author of children's books, poetry, essays & social activist
July 6, 1935 -
Born Doris Veillette-Hamel (1935-2019) Quebec Journalist & feminist
July 28, 1935 -
Born Sheila Isabelle Brown (1935-2022) Canadian champion in archery
July 29, 1935 -
Born Patricia Lowther (1935-1975) respected poet, the Patricia Lowther Award now honours the best Canadian poets
September 5, 1935 -
Born Valerie Tryon (1935-   ) internationally acclaimed pianist
September 21, 1935 -
Born Shirley Marguerite Campbell (1935-   ) champion long distance swimmer
September 28, 1935 -
Born Tove Bording (1935-2014) civil servant foreign Service Officer for Canada
October 7, 1935 -
Born Margaret Eleanor Hart (1935-2019) librarian & author
October 10, 1935 -
Born
Marge Linden (1935-3013) 1st woman all night disc jockey, Montreal radio
October 24, 1935 -
Born Rafina 'Rita' Cox (1935-2017) Black nurse
November 17, 1935 -
Born Audrey Thomas (1935-  ) novelist & journalist
December 22, 1935 - Born Marilyn Levine (1935-2005) artist & sculptor

Deaths 1935:
February 9, 1935 -
Died Margaret Ross (1845-1935) biographer
February 18, 1935 - Died Frederica Wilson (1869-1935) World War l Matron of Nursing
March 31, 1935 - 
Died Emma Lorne Duff ( ?-1935) teacher and author.
April 22, 1938 - Died Jean Matheson (1894-1938) World War l Nursing Matron
April 23, 1935 -
Died
Georgina Ann Stirling (18661935) opera singer
May 8, 1935 -
Died Susie Frances Harrison (1858-1935) pen name Seranus. Wrote novels & poetry.
May 15, 1935 - Died Mary Christine Bein Buchannan (1863-1935) medical missionary
May 17, 1935 -
Born Alexandra Sandra Gwyn (1935-2000) journalist & historian
May 24, 1935 -
Died Lucinda McNeil Patterson (1877-1935) early woman doctor & medical missionary
June 2, 1935 -
Died
Bertha Lewis (1879-1935) poet
June 17, 1935 -
Died
Jessie Amelia Birnie (1857-1935) indomitable early woman doctor
July 7, 1935 -
Died Mary Helen McKean Malcolmson (1864-1935) established 1st Canadian Girl Guide Company
September 9, 1935 - Died Augusta Louisa Robinson Houston (1859?-1935) acclaimed Mezzo Soprano
September 26, 1935 - Died Anna Eleniak (1863-1935) Ukrainian pioneer in Alberta
October 25, 1939 - Died Caroline Helena Armington (1875-1939) artist of etchings
November 6, 1935 - Died Cecelia Sylvester (1848-1935) Pioneer Jew in British Columbia
November 25, 1935 -
Died
Gwethalyn Graham. (1913-1935) award winning author.
December 19, 1935 - Died Emilie Carrier (1863-1935) suffragette & social activist
December 26, 1935 -
Died
 Ida Virginia Barclay (1877-1935) businesswoman & owned of ski resort, one of the 1st to offer ski trails
 
1936 1936 - A delegation of Japanese Canadians asks the Canadian House of Commons to extend voting rights but is rejected

March 1936 -
sports journalist Alexandrina Gibb labels women's hockey contests as battles between players who demonstrate an aggressive form of hockey and that players were as good as the men's teams in scraps on the ice Source: "Queens of the Ice Lanes: the Preston Rivulettes and woman's Hockey in Canada, 1931-1940"  by Carly Adams in Sport History Review vol. 30 pages 1-29 2008.

1936 - Nellie McClung (1873-1951) is appointed the only woman to the Board of Governors of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). She served until 1942.

August 1- 16, 1936 - Olympic Games, Berlin, Germany: Aileen Meagher (1910-1987), Dorothy 'Dot' Brookshaw (1912-1962), Mildred Jeannette Dolson (1918-2004), & Hilda May Cameron (1912-2001) win bronze medal in the 4 X 100 metres race;  Elizabeth 'Betty' Garner Taylor-Campbell (1916-1977) wins a Bronze medal in the 80 Metre hurdles

August 23, 1936 - Francoise Aubut-
Pratte (1922-1984) gives her 1st recital at St-Stanislas Church, Montreal, Quebec

1936 - Dr. Agnes Craine
(1861-1937) donates $350,000 dollars to Queen's University, Kingston and the Craine chair in biochemistry and the Crain Building were established. At this time did not accept women in their medical program but this donation made Queen's rethink this position and in 1943 began taking women medical students


September 14, 1936 -
Dorthea Palmer (1908-1992), a nurse, is arrested for the distribution of birth control information.
She is eventually acquitted in 1937 at trial which makes distribution of this information legal
Source: Today in Canadian History, written, compiled, edited and produced by Ottawa Researchers.

November 2, 1936 - Barbara Hanley (1882-1959)  is the 1st woman mayor of a town in Canada, Webwood, Ontario

Image result for Lydia E. GruchyNovember  4, 1936 - Lydia Emélie Gruchy (1895-1992) is the 1st woman to be ordained as a minister in the United Church of Canada. Earlier that year the Church declared women may be ordained  Source: Peter J. Calhoun, The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan Online (Accessed July 2014)

1936 - The Canadian Press votes Elizabeth 'Betty' Gardner Taylor (1916-1977), a Bronze medalist in swimming at the 1936 Summer Olympics, as winner of the Bobbie Rosenfeld Award as Tope Female Athelete of the Year

1936 - Margaret Paton Hyndman
(1901? -1991) is the 1st Toronto woman to be appointed King's Council & the 2nd woman in the British Empire to be appointed to this position
Sources: Toronto Business and Professional Club, website (accessed March 1913) ; Margaret Hyndman, lawyer: no warm welcome 50 years ago, Ottawa Citizen June 13, 1976.

Winter 1936 - the Dominion Women's Amateur Hockey Association did not host n annual even because the cost of travels for the team to play was too difficult to raise. The Preston Rivulettes defaulted against the Winnipeg Olympics Source "Queens of the Ice Lanes: the Preston Rivulettes and women's hockey in Canada 1931-1940 " by Carly Adams in Sport History Review 2008 Vol. 39 pages 1-29.

November 2, 1936 -
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is created to replace the Canadian Radio Commission. The CBC is given power to regulate private stations and also disseminate Canadian Culture to counter the growing American influence on broadcasting

November 1936 -
The Governor General's Award in Literature is inaugurated

December 7, 1936 - Edra Isles Sanders Ferguson (1907-2011) in 1936 she was 1st woman elected as alderman in St Thomas, Ontario Sources: Diversifying the bar; Law Society of Upper Canada online accessed January 2013. Obituary, St Thomas Times Journal November 2011.

1936 - Girl Guide Cookies are now sold across Canada

December 10, 1936 -
King Edward Vlll signed a document that stetted he had renounced "the throne for myself and my descendants." The Following Day he made a radio broadcast where he told the nation and the Commonwealth that he had abdicated because he found he could not discharge the duties as king as he would wish to do without the help and support of the woman he loved [Wallace Simpson]

Births 1936:
1936 -
Born Marion Ironquill Meadmore (1936-   ), aboriginal social activist & lawyer
1936 -
Born Barbara A. Paterson (1936-   ) sculptor of Famous Five statue located in Alberta & Parliament Hill, Ottawa
1936 -
Born Patricia 'Pat' Steel-Moyer (1936-2023) jazz singer
January 22, 1936 -
Born
Rhea Whitehead (1936-2011) social activist & pacifist
January 25, 1936 -
Born Mary Elizabeth 'Mary Beth' Brugger Dolin (1936-1985) politician
February 7, 1936 -
Born Anne Butler (1936-2019)
February 15, 1936 -
Born Sherrill "Shay" Cheda (1936-2008) helped launch new feminism in the 1970's & fought to acknowledge women's roles in librarianship
March 1, 1936 - Born Monique Bégin (1936-   ) federal cabinet minister who was responsible for old age security increases & the child tax credit
March 2, 1936 - Born Suzanne Blais - Genier (1936-2007) member of Canadian parliament
March 26, 1936 -
Born Constance Evelyn Saunders Dundas (1936-2012) genealogist & teacher
April 8, 1936 -
Born Heather Sifton (1936-2015) aviator
April 19, 1936 -
Born Sharon Pollock (1936-   ) playwright & winner of the Governor General's Award
April 23, 1936 - Born Monique Lecours (1936-2022) businesswoman

May 10, 1936
- Born Constance ‘Connie’ Eyolfson (1936-2002) Métis activist
May 13, 1936 -
Born Patricia Beatty (1936-2020) dancer & founder of the New Dance Group of Canada
May 14, 1936 - Born Aline Chrètien (1936-2020) academic administrator & wife of Prime Minister Jean Chrètien (1934-    )
May 17, 1936 -
Born Aline Chrètien (1936 -    ) wife of Prime Minister Jean Chrètien (1934 -   )
May 30, 1936 - Born Ruta Lee (1936-   )  actor
June 11, 1936 - Born Anne Pennington Mayer (1936-2021) businesswoman
June 26, 1936 -
Born Marion Margaret Cuming  (1936-   ) artist who uses her talents to help emotionally disturbed children.
August 17, 1936 - Born Pat Annesley (1936-2012) journalist
August 28, 1936 - Born Violet Alice Lovelace (1936-2018) archer & archery businesswoman
September 15, 1936 -
Born
Hazel Desbarats (1936-2015) stage actor
September 17, 1936 -
Born Jennifer Dickson (1936-   ) visual artist
September 18, 1936 -
Born Marsha Hanen (1936-2019) academic
September 30, 1936 -
Born Donna Margaret Louise Blight (1936-2008) nurse & community activist
November 3, 1936 -
Born Judy Loman (1936-   ) harpist, Order of Canada
November 7, 1936 -
Born Audrey McLaughlin (1936-   ) first woman in Canadian History to lead a federal political party.
December 16, 1936 - Born Karleen Bradford (1936-   ) author of books for youth.
December 24, 1936 - Born Joan Elizabeth Humphrey (1936-2008) professional name J.J. McColl, Vancouver's 1st woman radio D. J.
December 30, 1936 - Born Alison Gordon (1936-2015) journalist, first woman to cover American League Baseball

Deaths 1936:
1936 - Died Edith Jessie Archibald (1854-1936) social activist for women's rights. A National Historic Person of Canada
1936 - Died
Isabelle Maud Hill (1879-1936) pioneering nurse in British Columbia
January 10, 1936 - Died Alice Matilda Freeman (1857-1936) journalist known as 'Stella' & 'Faith Fenton'
January 11, 1936 -
Died Caroline Sophia Brown (1862-1936) indomitable early woman doctor

January 13, 1936
- Died Alice Maud Ardagh (1861-1936) novelist & poet
March 13, 1936 -
Died Lady
Isabella 'Belle' Clark Lougheed (1861-1936) political wife & doyenne of Calgary, Alberta
May 1936 -
Died Léonise Valois (1888-1936) 1st woman to publish poetry in Quebec also a journalist
May 31, 1936 - Died Florence Irene Inman (1891-1936) first woman Senator from P E I
October 13, 1936 - Died Marjorie MacDonnell (1894-1936) World War l Nursing Sister
November 14, 1936 - Died Agnes Christina Laut (1871-1936) journalist & author who ventured into political commentary
November 15, 1936 - Died Agnes Christina Laut (1871-1936) novelist, biographer & North American historian
December 10, 1936 -
Died Florence Rosetha Howey (1856-1936) pioneer in Sudbury, Ontario
 

1937 January 24, 1937 - Born Suzanne Tremblay (1937-2020) politician, Member of the Canadian Parliament

March 17, 1937 - Dorothea Palmer (1908-1992) is acquitted at her trial for distributing information on birth control in Eastview (now Vanier), Ontario, on the grounds that her actions were entirely in the interest of the public good. It is a major victory for Canadian women's autonomy

April 15, 1937 - Léa Roback (1903-2000) leads 5000 garment industry workers in Montreal on a massive strike that lasted 25 days. They were protesting 60 hour work weeks, poverty level wages and miserable working conditions Source: 100 Canadian Heroines : famous and forgotten faces by Merna Forester. Toronto : Dundurn Press, 2004 Pg. 205.

May 12, 1937 -
The coronation of King George Vl takes place at Westminster Abbey in London, England

June 1-2, 1937 - The Crown launched an appeal with the Court of Appeal for Ontario in the Dorothea Palmer (1908-1992) case, Rex vs. Palmer, commonly known as The Eastview Birth Control Trial. The appeal is dismissed

September 1, 1937 -
Trans Canada Air Lines begins regular flights

Winter 1937 - The Preston Rivulettes defeat the Winnipeg Eaton's at the Dominion Ladies Hockey Championships tSource "Queens of the Ice Lanes: the Preston Rivulettes and women's hockey in Canada 1931-1940 " by Carly Adams in Sport History Review 2008 Vol. 39 pages 1-29.

1937 -
The Canadian Press votes Robina Higgins (1915-1990), who set a new Canadian record in the javelin throw, as winner of the Bobbie Rosenfeld Award as Canada's Top Female Athlete of the year

1937 - Alice Evelyn Wilson
(1881-1964) is the 1st woman elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

1937 - Elsie Gregory MacGill  (1905-1980.)  is the 1st woman to be admitted corporate membership in the Engineering Institute of Canada

1937 - Frances Gertrude McGill (1882-1959) establishes the first forensic detection lab for the R C M P


1937 -
Synchronized swimming is introduced in Canada at the Peterborough YWCA Source: History of the YWCA  online (accessed January 12, 2005)

1937 - Plan International is founded as a Foster Parents Plan, a global movement for change, mobilizing millions of people around the world to support social justice for children in developing country. Source: Herstory 2012: The Canadian Women's Calendar 2012. Saskatoon Women's Calendar Collective.

1937 - Kraft Diner is introduced to the world Source : Canuck Chicks and Maple Leaf Mamas : women of the Great White North by Ann Douglas Toronto, McArthur and Co., 2002.  pg 17.

1937 - The invention of the blender is introduced to the North American market Source : Canuck Chicks and Maple Leaf Mamas : women of the Great White North by Ann Douglas Toronto, McArthur and Co., 2002.

Births 1937:
1937 -
Born Myra Cree (1937-2005) Aboriginal broadcaster , author, & activist
1937 -
Born Zanana L Akande (1937-   ) Member of Ontario Parliament
1937? -
Born Barbara Aldwynne Graham (1937-2004) builder in organized figure skating
1937 -
Born Julie Loranger (1937-   ) diplomat
1937 -
Born Eunice Jane Millgate (1937-2019) author & academic
1937 -
Born Aiko Geraldine Suzuki (1937-2005)
sculptor, painter, printmaker, dance set designer, curator & teacher
1937 -
Born Jan Tennant  (1937-   ) broadcast journalist, 1st woman to host the National news on CBC TV
1937 -
Born Dorothy Thomas (1938-2005) feminist & community social activist
1937 -
Born Margaret Jill Thompson (1937-2001) nurse & nursing historian
January 24, 1937 - Born Suzanne Tremblay (1937-2020) politician, Member of the Canadian Parliament
January 31, 1937 -
Born Andrée P. Boucher (1937-2007) 1st woman mayor of Quebec City
February 4, 1937 -
Born Audrey Yvonne Morris (1937-2010) award winning composer
February 4, 1937 -
Born Ann Southam (1937-2010) composer
February 7, 1937 -
Born Marina van der Merwe (1937-   ) coach of field hockey
February 18, 1937 - Born Carol Ann Duthie-MacDonald (1937-2001) champion water skier

March 3, 1937 -
Born Edythe Elizabeth Goodridge (1937-2015) social activist
March 31, 1937 -
Born Anna Mariana Terrana (1937-   ) politician

April 8, 1937 - Born Bernelda Winona Sakinasikwe Gordon (1917-2005) award winning radio & TV broadcaster & social activist
April 8, 1937 -
Born Bernelda Wheeler (1937-2005) First Lady of Native Broadcasting
June 8, 1937 - 
Born Cathy Townsend (1937-   ) 1st Canadian woman to win the Bowling Cup & member of the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame
June 11, 1937 - Born Alice Katrina Loewen Chambers (1937-1999) scientist & community activist for the environment
June 11, 1937 - Born Gwenna Moss (1937-    ) educator
June 15, 1937 -
Born Lola Lemire Tostevin (1937-  ) bilingual author & poet
June 18, 1937 - Born Rose-Marie Losier-Cool (1937-   ) member of the Canadian Senate
August 9, 1938 - Born Micheline Saint-Marcoux  (1938-1985) musician & composer
September 4, 1937 -
Died  Elizabeth 'Bessie' Maud Egan (1859?-1937) social activist for the disadvantaged and police women
September 8, 1937 -
Born Barbara Frum (1937-1992) award winning multi media journalist
September 15, 1937 - Born Marjorie Harris (1937-  ) renowned author & gardening enthusiast, she is the expert of her era
September 21, 1937 - Born Betty Stanhope-Cole (1937-2017) champion golfer
November 15, 1937 -
Born Elizabeth 'Betty' Fox (1937-2011) founder of the Terry Fox Run for Cancer
October 4, 1937 -
Born Gail Gilmore/Gibson (1937-2014) actor & ballet dancer
October 6, 1937 -
Born Judith 'Judy' Kathleen Darling-Evans (1937-   ) champion golfer
December 1, 1937 -
Born Sheila Leah Fischman (1937-   ) translator specializing in works of contemporary Quebec literature.
December 23, 1937 -
Born Geills McCrae Kilgour Turner (1937 -   ) wife of Prime Minister John N. Turner (1929-   )

Deaths 1937:
1937 -
Died Annie Glenn Broder (   -1937) composer & music teacher
January 21, 1937 -
Died
Marie Provost (18981937) silent film actor
January 30, 1937 -
Died
Rose Mary Louise Henderson (1871-1937) Montreal social activist
February 1, 1937 -
Died
Susan Louise Moir Allison (1845-1937) pioneer & author, British Columbia, in 2010 became National Historic Person
February 2, 1937 -
Died Eudora Lochead (  -1937) pioneer store owner on the west coast.

February 11, 1937 - Died Beatrice Constance Peterson Redpath (1886-1937) poet
February 26, 1937
- Died
Agnes Douglas Craine (1861-1937) doctor who founded Craine Chair in Biochemistry at Queen's University
March 13, 1937 -
Died
Elsie 'Muriel' Ashdown Claxton (1888-1937) public health nurse
March 30, 1937 -
Died
Maria Heathfield Pollard-Grant (1854-1937) social activist, suffragist, & school trustee.
April 17, 1937 - Died Winnifred Isabelle Stinson-Kedward (1891-1937) World War L Nursing Sister
August 1, 1937 -
Died Constance Woodrow (1899-1937) author
August 19, 1937 - Died Sarah Amelia 'Minnie' Brown (1863-1937) indomitable early lady doctor
December 18, 1937 - Died Julia Willmothe Henshaw (1868-1937) botanist, journalist, & novelist
1938 1938 - The Dominion Election Act retains race as a grounds for exclusion from the federal vote

Winter 1938 -
The Preston Rivulettes defeat the Winnipeg Olympics in the Dominion Women's Hockey Championships.
The Rivulettes also earn the Fanny Rosenfeld and Romeo Daoust  this year  Source "Queens of the Ice Lanes: the Preston Rivulettes and women's hockey in Canada 1931-1940 " by Carly Adams in Sport History Review 2008 Vol. 39 pages 1-29.

1938 -
Barbara Howard (1920-2017) track runner, 1st Black Canadian to compete internationally when she competes in British Empire Games

1938 - Elinor Francis Elizabeth Black
(1905-1982) is the 1st Canadian woman member of the British Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Sources: Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted University of Manitoba Press, 1999: Memorable Manitobans Profile by Gordon Goldsborough. Online (accessed December 2011) :; Government of Manitoba. Status of Women. Women

1938 - Marcelle Barthe
(1904-1965) 1st bilingual woman to be hired by CBC Radio

1938 -
The Canadian Press votes Noel MacDonald (1915-2008), who captained the Edmonton Grads Basketball team winner of the Bobbie Rosenfeld Award as Canada's Top Female Athlete of the Year

1938 -
The DuPont company introduces Teflon non stick coating for cooking pots and pans. 
Source : Canuck Chicks and Maple Leaf Mamas : women of the Great White North by Ann Douglas Toronto, McArthur and Co., 2002. pg 16

December 12, 1938 -
The first Canadian Mosque, Al Rachid, is opened in Edmonton, Alberta

Births 1938:
1938 -
Born Agnes 'Aggie' J. Bishop (1938-2014) renowned pediatrician in Winnipeg
1938 -
Born Judith 'Judy' Feld Carr  (1938-   ) social activist known for secretly brining thousands of Jews to freedom out of Syria
1938? - Born Susan Harrison (1938-2013) author
January 9, 1938 -
Born Claudette Boyer (1938-   ) 1st Franco-Ontarian women to be elected to the federal government 
February 13, 1938 - Born Sonia Harrison Jones (1938-   ) writer, author & publisher
February 17, 1938 -
Born Martha Henry (1938-2021) leading stage & film actor
March 19, 1938 - Born Susan Butt (1938-  ) Canadian Tennis champion
March 31, 1938 - Born Beverley Simons (1938-   ) playwright
May 4, 1938 - Born Rose Johnstone (1938-2009) biochemist
May 5, 1938 -
Born Barbara Wagner  (1938-   ) with skating partner Robert Wagner, international medal winning pair skaters &  members of the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame

May 6, 1938 - Born Erna Paris (1938-2022) journalist, broadcaster, & novelist
May 10, 1938 -
Born Sandra Rotman (1938-   ) philanthropist and community volunteer
May 13, 1938 -
Born Lucille Marie Raymonde Savoie Starr (1938-2020) 1st Canadian women to sell one million copies of a country hit song
June 10, 1938  -
Born Ernestine Russell Weaver (1938-   ) champion gymnast
June 28, 1938  -
Born Shelagh Dawn Grant (1938-   ) author & historian
June 29, 1938 - Born Annette Herscovics (1938-2008) scientist & biochemist
July 13, 1938 -
Born Helen Gardiner (1938-2008) philanthropist & co-founder of the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto
July 16, 1938 - Born Loa Henry (1938-2020) social activist, teacher, theatre director, & choir director
August 9, 1938 -
Born Micheline Saint-Marcoux (1938-1985) composer & teacher
August 12, 1938 - Born Hugette Tourangeau (1938-2018) acclaimed international opera singer
August 16, 1938 -
Born Dorothy Lidstone (1938-   ) world champion archer
September 1938 -
Born Eliza Olson (1938-   ) award winning environmentalist
November 10, 1938 -
Vera Frenkel (1938-   ) renowned artist in multi & modern electronic media
November 11, 1938 - Born Bernice Redmond (1938-2020) first Black women to work as a nurse in Canada
December 7, 1938 -
Born Shyamala Goplan (1938-2009) breast cancer researcher
December 28, 1938 -
Born Helen Hunt (1938-   ) Olympic swimmer

Deaths 1938:
1938 -
Died
Mary Ella Dignam (1857-1938) feminist, artist, founder of the Women's Art Association of Canada
1938 - Died
Christina Haas (1862?-1938) businesswoman in Victoria, B C
1938
- Died Marie McIntyre (1900-1938) the 1st Ukrainian woman to become a pharmacist
1938 - Died
Elizabeth Ferguson McKellop (1858-1938) pioneer of Canadian northwest
January 12, 1938 -
Died
Annie Charlotte Dalton (1865-1938) poet who was inducted into the Order of the British Empire
February 12, 1938 - Died Amy Parkinson (1859?-1938) poet
February 18, 1938 - Died
Anne Cecelia Spofford (1859-1938) author and social activist
April 22, 1938 -
Died Jean Matheson (1874-1938) World War 1 Nursing Sister
June 6, 1938 -
Died
Georgina Fane Pope (1862-1938) 'The Florence Nightingale' of Prince Edward Island & 1st Matron of the Canadian Army Medical Corp
August 23, 1938 - Died Dorthea 'Dora' Farmcomb (1863-1938) author & poet
September 1, 1938 -
Died
Mary Spencer (1857-1938) photographer in British Columbia
October 3, 1938 -
Died
Emily Spencer Kirby (18601938) journalist and social activist
October 22, 1938 -
Died
May Irwin, (1862-1938) stage performer & star of pioneering one minute movie by Thomas Edison
November 17, 1938 - Died
Jean Newton McIlwraith (1959-1938) author, editor, & journalist
November 19, 1938 - Died
Sarah Ann Lawyer (1854-1938) indomitable early woman doctor who served in Boer War
December 1938 -
Died
Isabel Agnes Elizabeth Lloyd (1884-1938) World War l Nursing Sister
December 15, 1938 -
Died
Mary Clay-Ackerman (1837- 1938) ship bride
December 15, 1938 -
Died Marjory Willison, Lady Willison (  -1938) author
1939

 

 

 

 

1939-1945 - Some 5000 nurses serve in the Canadian Army, Navy and Air Force Medical Corps during World War ll. The serve overseas in hospitals, casualty stations near combat zoned, mobile field hospitals and in many theatres of war However they are not permitted to serve in warships, combat aircraft or combat arms units.  Source: National Defense and the Canadian Armed Forces, Fact sheet. Online (Accessed March 2014)

April 22, 1939 - Marion Orr (1918-1995), one of Canada's women pioneer pilots, takes her 1st flying lesson. She receives her private pilot's license in January 1940

May 2, 1939 -
the National Film Board is created

September 10, 1939 - Canada declares war on Germany beginning participation in World War ll

1939 - To encourage women to enter the workforce during the war, child care centres and tax benefits are provided for the duration of the war only

1939 - There are an estimated 638,000 women in the paid work force in Canada

1939 -
Chinese, Japanese, Hindu, and Indian persons are denied the right to vote in Provincial elections in British Columbia


Winter 1939 -
the Preston Rivulettes defeat the Winnipeg Olympics and Charlottetown Islanders at the Dominion  Women's Hockey Championship
 Source "Queens of the Ice Lanes: the Preston Rivulettes and women's hockey in Canada 1931-1940 " by Carly Adams in Sport History Review 2008 Vol. 39 pages 1-29.

1939 - The Canadian Press votes Mary Rose Thacker (1922-1983), who won the North American Figure Skating Championships, the winner of the Bobbie Rosenfeld Award as Canada's Top Female Athlete of the Year

1939 - The
Department of Figure Skating becomes the Canadian Figure Skating Association. (in 2000 it is changed to Skate Canada)

1939 - Lucile Garner Grant (1910-2013) is the 1st woman hired by Trans-Canada Airlines to be a stewardess Source: “She was Canada’s firs airline stewardess” by Nora Ryell The Globe and Mail, March 29, 2013.

1939 -
The Canadian Home Economics Association is formed
Source: Herstory: the Canadian Women's Calendar 2000 (Silver anniversary edition) . Coteau Books, 1999 page 30.

1939 - The 1st Canadian Elizabeth Fry Society was established in Vancouver

1939 -
The Royal Winnipeg Ballet is founded by Gweneth Lloyd (1901-1993) and Betty Farrally. (1915 - 1989) as the Winnipeg Dance Club renamed to Winnipeg Ballet in 1941  Sources: Memorable Manitobans Online (Accessed April 2014) ; The Canadian Encyclopedia Online (Accessed April 2014). Book: The Royal Winnipeg Ballet: the first forty years (1979).

1939 - Sabel McLaughlin  (1903-2002.) is the 1st woman to hold the position of president of the Canadian Group of Painters

1939 - Kay Martin -Snelgrove (1921-2005) begins delivering covert letters from the British War Office for delivery to the President of the United States under the direction of William Stevenson, also known as INTREPI.

1939 - Elsie Gregory MacGill (1905-1980) is the first woman to design and witness the construction of an airplane based on these designs Source: Canadian Chronology University of Regina (accessed April 28, 2003)

Births 1939:
1939 -
Born  Sheila Cantor (1939-1988) internationally renowned researcher in the field of schizophrenia

1939 - Born Ina Ethel Cummings (1939-2018) pioneer doctor in palliative care
1939 -
Born- Elizabeth Parr-Johnston first woman president of the University of New Brunswick and member of the Order of Canada
1939 - Born Glenda Simms (1939-   ) 1st Black woman appointed President of the Canadian Advisory Council & 1st appointed to this level of government

January 11, 1939 -
  Born Anne Heggtveit born Ottawa (1939-   ) Ontario. Olympic gold medalist in figure skating
January 11, 1939 - Born Miriam Frances Rossi (1937-2018) acclaimed Black pediatrics doctor
January 12, 1939 -
Born Naomi Ruth Binder-Wall (1939-2020) activist supreme
February 2, 1939 -
Born Jacqueline 'Jackie' Burroughs (1939-2020) actor of stage, film, & TV
February 10, 1939  -
Born Adrienne Louise Clarkson (1939-   ) second woman to be appointed as Governor General of Canada
March 8, 1939 - Born Berta Lynn Seymour (1949-   ) dancer & choreographer
April 2, 1939 - Born Lise Tibault,  (1939-   ) Lieutenant Governor of Quebec
April 15, 1939 - Born Hugette Labelle (1939-   ) nursing teacher & civil servant
April 16, 1939 - Born Sandra Ann Djwa (1939-   ) author, biographer, & educator
April 22, 1939 - Born Catherine Begin (1939-2013) actor of stage & film
May 29, 1939 -
Born Dannica D'Hondt (1939-   ) actor & former Miss Canada
June 5, 1939 -
Born Margaret Hollingsworth (1939-   ) renowned playwright
June 22, 1939 - Born Lois Elizabeth Mitchell (1939-   ) 18th Lieutenant Governor of Alberta
July 3, 1939 -
Born Renée Claude (1939-   ) singer
July 12, 1939 - Born Michele Landsberg-Lewis (1939-   ) journalist, author, public speaker, feminist & social activist
July 17, 1939 -
Born Andrée Chapman (1939-2020) politician & actor
July 17, 1939 -
Born Gloria M. Gutman (1939-   ) gerontologist
July 19, 1939 -
Born Alexandra 'Sandy' Ferguson-Johnson (1939-   ) author served as President of the Canadian Council of Churches.
July 26, 1939 -
Born Catherine Callbeck, politician and business woman, former Premier of Prince Edward Island and Senator.
August 23, 1939 - Born Isabel Bassett (1939-   ) politician and broadcaster.
September 2, 1939 - Born Frances Elaine Keillor (1939-   ) musicologist & pianist
September 15,1939 - Born Sally Elizabeth Kemp (1939-   ) sports coach for basketball, hockey, volleyball and badminton.
October 5, 1939 
 Born Marie-Claire Blais, (1939-2021) one of Quebec's finest contemporary authors
November 6, 1939 - Born Joyce Fairbairn (1939-2022) politician


Deaths 1939:
1939 -
Died
Corinne Bernard (1898-1939) a community social activist and volunteer in Manitoba
1939 - Died
Laura Adelaide Gamble (1887-1939?) Nursing Sister in World War 1
January 3, 1939 -
Died Isabel Agnes Elizabeth Lloyd (1884-1939) World War 1 Nursing Sister
January 9, 1939 -
Died Sarah Foulds Camsell (1840-1939) pioneer of Red River Settlement, Manitoba.

January 17, 1939 - Died
Constance Fairbanks-Pier (1866-1939) journalist, poet, & editor
January 23, 1939 -
Died Mary Townsend Schaffer (1861-1939) historian & author 19th Century explorer in Canadian northwest
January 25, 1939 - Died Marjorie Elizabeth Ward (1871-1939) indomitable early woman doctor
February 27, 1939 -
Died Lettice Perry (1849-1939) Alberta pioneer

March 4, 1939 -
Died Elizabeth Robb Beatty (1856-1939) World War l Nursing Sister
March 17, 1939 -
Died Mabel Clint (1876-1939) author & World War l Nursing Sister
March 17, 1939 -
Died Caroline Louise Josephine Wells (1856-1939) 1st Canadian woman dentist
March 21, 1939 - Died Laura Adelaide Gamble (1887-1939) Nursing Sister in World War 1
March 25, 1939 - Died Constance Lindsay Skinner (1877-1939) journalist, poet, author & historian
March 26, 1939 -
Died Marie LeGallo, Marie de Sainte Elisabeth, (1857-1939) Superior General of Daughters of Jesus
March 27, 1939 -
Died
Constance Lindsay Skinner (1877-1939) journalist, poet, author & historian
May 3, 1939 - Died
Annie Lewisa Laird (1871-1939) domestic science professor at University of Toronto
May 11, 1939 -
Died Edith Jessie Archibald (1854-1938) social activist & suffragette

June 2, 1939 -
Died
Sara (Sarah) Mickle (1853-1939) local historian in Toronto.
July 3, 1939 - Born Renee Claude (1939-2020) Quebec contemporary singer
July 16, 1939 -
Died Harriet Irene Dunlop-Prenter (1866-1939) social activist & pacifist
August 13, 1939 -
Died
Jane 'Jessie' Stark-Hall (1886-1939) early student at University of Toronto
October 11, 1939 -
Died Charlotte Susan Wood (1861-1939) first Silver Cross Mother, 1936
December 14, 1939 -
Ruth Morton (1848-1939) west coast pioneer
December 22, 1939 - Died Evelyn Bolduc, (1888-1939) translator & author
 

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