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

Copyright © 1998-2024  Dawn E. Monroe. All rights reserved 

 ISBN: 0-9736246-0-4

DATE

EVENTS

2016 2016 - Women in the Canadian Armed Forces account for only 15% of the Canadian Military

2016 -
The Manitoba legislature passes law to give victims of domestic violence paid and unpaid leave

2016 -
Women in Prince Edward Island finally get access to abortion services

February 2, 2016 - Melanie Mark
(1976-   ) is the 1st Aboriginal woman elected to the Legislature of British Colombia

February 15, 2016 -
The formation of the Preston Rivulettes Women's Hockey Club is named a National Historic Event. A federal historical marker reflecting this status is unveiled in Cambridge, Ontario December 22, 2017

March 2, 2016 - Emily Murphy
(1868-1933), judge, feminist ,and one of the Famous Five, is featured on a Heritage Minute

April 2016 - Ratma Omidvar
(1949-   ) is appointed to the Canadian Senate

August 5 - 21, 2016 -
The summer Olympic Games were held in Rio. For Team Canada 16 of the 22 medals won were won in women's events. Rosie MacLennan, a trampolinist, becomes the first Canadian athlete to successfully defent a gold medal at the summer Olympic Games and the firs Canadian woman to win two gold medals in an individual even at the Olympic Summer Games

August 19, 2016 - Bardish Chagger (1980-   ) is sworn in as Leader of the Government, the 1st woman to hold this position

October 14, 2016 - Janet Morrison Miller-Murray (1891-1946) who had applied to be examined for the Barr in 1910 was proclaimed an honourary lawyer by the Newfoundland and Labrador Law Society

November 2016 - Ontario is the 1st province to pass the Al Families are Equal Act, which allows up to four people to be legal parents of a child they plan, conceive & raise together. The legislation protects the relationship between the children and all their parents, including non-biological parents

December 8, 2016 - Viola Desmond
is chosen as the 1st Canadian woman to appear on the face of a circulating Bank of Canada note. The ban note will be issued in 2018

2016 - Wanda Thomas Elaine Bernard
(1953-   )  is the 1st Black Nova Scotia woman to serve in the Senate of Canada

2016 - Penny Oleksiak (2000-   )
wins four Olympic Medals in swimming is voted by the Canadian Press as winner of the Bobbie Rosenfeld Award as Canada's Top Female Athlete of the Year & winner of the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada's Top Overall Athlete of the year

2016 -
Canada Post issues a postage stamp honouring Nellie McClung (1873-1951) one of the Famous Five and leading feminist

Deaths 2016:
2016 - Died Hazel Elizabeth Caley-Waite-McTavish (????-2016) figure skater
2016 -
Died Nancy Mackay (1922-2016) medal winning sprinter in 1948 Olympic Games
January 2, 2016 -
Died Dorothy Dearborn (1927-2016) well known New Brunswick journalist & author 
January 9, 2016 -
Died Margaret Martha Brooks (1915-2016) only nursing sister to receive Order of the British Empire for heroism during World War ll
January 16, 2016 -
Died
Constance Elizabeth Beresford-Howe (1922-2016) author of short stories & novels
January 19, 2016 -
Died
Felicitas Svejda (1920-2016) geneticist
January 23, 2016 -
Died
Susan Violet Groves (1953-2016)  military pharmacist
February 3, 2016 - Died Mercedes Tharam Richards (1955-2016) astronomer
February 9, 2016 -
Died
Elizabeth Joan Smith (1928-2016) Ontario politician & cabinet minister
February 15, 2016 -
Died Constance Glube (1931-2016) 1st woman appointed to the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia
March 12, 2016 - -
Died Hilda Patricia Barry (1921-2016) World War ll decoder
March 24, 2016 -
Died
Marie-Claire Kirkland-Casgrain (1924-2016) 1st woman appointed to the Quebec provincial cabinet
March 27, 2016 - Died Isabel George Auld (1917-2016) acclaimed volunteer
April 14, 2016 -
Died Elsie Basque (1916-2016) Indigenous social activist

April 19, 2016 -
Died Darlene Cherry (1935-2016) civil servant and businesswoman
April 23, 2016 -
Died
Madeleine Louise Helene Sherwood (1922-2016) 1st woman to direct a short film for the American Film Institute
April 24, 2016 -
Died Christine Lorna Beckett (1926-2016) played with the All American Girls Baseball League
May 8, 2016 -
Died
Geneviève Salbaing (1922-2016) co-founder of Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal
May 13, 2016 -
Died Jackie Shymanski (1965-2016) journalist with CTV & CNN
June 2, 2016 -
Died Kathryn 'Kat' Pennington Teasdale (1964-2016) champion auto racer
June 11, 2016 -
Died
Edith R. Henry (1925-2016) Black nurse
June 16, 2016 -
Died
Mildrid Winnifred Munro (1917-2016) businesswoman in Red Deer, Alberta
July 2, 2016 -
Died Simone Eileen Roach (1922-2016) nun & nursing educator
July 5, 2016 -
Died
Penelope 'Penny' LaVaughn-Hodge (1920-2002) Black activist
July 9, 2016 -
Died Geneviève Castrée-Elverum (1981-2016) cartoonist, illustrator, & musician
July 13, 2016 -
Died Elsie Doreen Wingrove Earle (1923-2016) played with the All American Girls Baseball League
July 17, 2016 -
Died
Joan Mary Harland (1914-2016) architect in interior design
July 18, 2016 -
Died
Margaret Elizabeth Cooper (1919-2016) decoder during World War ll
July 29, 2016 -
Died Lucille Dumont (1919-2016) acclaimed French Canadian singer
August 1, 2016
- Died Elaine Ling (1946-2016) photographer
August 29, 2016 -
Died
Rose Weingarten-Fogel (1921-2016) Jewish member CWAC in World War ll
August 30, 2016 -
Died Elsie Eleanor Wayne (1932-2016) 1st woman Mayor of Saint John, New Brunswick & Member of Parliament
September 2, 2016 - Died Margaret 'Marmie' Perkins Hess (1916-2016) specialist in Inuit art and aboriginal crafts
September 12, 2016 -
Died Ellen Burka (1921-2016)  sport coach who is a member of the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame
September 15, 2016 -
Died
Thelma Finlayson (1914-2016) professor emeritus in biology at Simon Fraser University
September 19, 2016 -
Died
Annie Pootoogook (1969-2016) award winning Inuit artist
September 22, 2016 -
Died Ursula Martius Franklin (1921-2016) scientist, researcher, & professor
September 23, 2016 -
Died Frances Helen Dafoe-Mellik (1929-2016) champion pairs figure skater.
September 24, 2016 -
Died Raymonde 'Ray' Bowen (1919-2016) social activist for peace and women's rights
October 1, 2016 -
Died Daphne Odjig, (1919-2016) prolific Aboriginal artist
October 9, 2016 -
Died
Susan Aeron-Grey (1972-2016) actor
October 21, 2016 -
Died Isobel Finnerty (1930-2016) politician

October 29, 2016
- Died Paule Clouthier-Daveluy (1919-2016) author of French language books for young readers

October 30, 2016 -
Died
Tammy Grimes (1934-2016) actor on stage & in movies
November 14, 2016 -
Died
Janet Wright (1945-2016) award winning actor of stage, film, & TV
November 26, 2016 -
Died Jean Elinor Stenton Portugal (1921-2016) journalist & author who chronicled stories of  war veterans
November 30, 2016 - Died Kay Sigurjonsson
(1933-2016) feminist & activist for women's rights
December 1, 2016 -
Died
Jo-Anna Downey (1967-2016) comedienne
December 2, 2016
- Died Margaret Joan Chalmers (1928-2016) activist for the arts
December 14, 2016 -
Died Shirley Theresa Dysart (1928-2014) 1st woman to serve as leader of the opposition in New Brunswick legislature
 
2017 January 2017 - Friends Natasha Bakht & Lynda Collins make legal history in Canada as the 1st platonic co-parents named on a birth certificate. They call each other 'co-mommas' of their child

2017 -
The Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science, and Technology begins hearings on maternity home system and forced adoption practices that became even more popular after World War ll in 1945

January 11, 2017 -
New Brunswick leaders for Women for 50% to ensure 50% of candidates from all parties in New Brunswick 2018 election are women

2017 - Gabrielle Bouchard
is elected President of the Federation des femmes du Québec, the first trans woman to lead the feminist organization

July 14, 2017 -
The prime Minister announces the appointment of Canadian Astronaut Julie Payette (1963-   ) as the 29th Governor General of Canada

2017 -
Chatelaine magazine reduces publication frequency from 12 issues to six issues a year citing falling pring advertising revenue & declining circulation

October 2, 2017 - Canadian astronaut Julie Payette (1963-   ) is installed as the 29th Governor General of Canada

October 17, 2017 -
Stratford Shakespearian Festival, Stratford, Ontario announces it will put female actors in traditional male roles for 2018 season

October 23, 2017 -
The founding of the National Council of Jewish Women of Canada in 1897) is recognized an Event of National Historic Significance

October 25, 2017 -
Ontario's safe access to abortion services act allows for safe access zones to be established around facilities that offer abortion services as well as the homes and offices of regulated abortion providers

November 5, 2017 - Valerie Plant
(1974-   ) is elected as the 1st woman mayor of the city of Montreal.

November 15, 2017 - Valerie Plant (1974-   ) is sworn in as 1st woman mayor of the City of Montreal

November 15, 2017 -
The 1st G7 Ministerial meeting on Gender Equality is held

November 16, 2017 - Halifax Women's History Society unveiled a bronze monument, a tribute to the women volunteers during World War ll. It is the 1st monument dedicated to women in the City of Halifax

2017 - Brooke Henderson (1997-    ) winner of two Ladies Professional Gold Association (LPGA) events  is voted by the Canadian Press as winner of the Bobbie Rosenfeld Award as Canada's Top Female Athlete of the Year

December 22, 2017 - A federal historical marker reflecting the Formation of the Preston Rivulettes Women's Hockey Club as a National Historic Event is unveiled in Cambridge, Ontario

Deaths 2017:

2017 - Died Rafina 'Rita' Cox (1935-2017) Black nurse
January 8, 2017 -
Died
Dorothy Charlotte Johnson (1925-2017)  president of the Women's Institutes & community volunteer
January 18, 2017 - Died
Marjorie Skidmore (1926-2017) home child
January 20, 2017 -
Died
Joy Dorothy Coghill-Thorne (1926-2017) actor & promoter of theatre arts
January 26, 2017 -
Died
Barbara Howard (1920-2017) track runner, 1st Black Canadian to compete internationally
January 27, 2017 - Died Bharati Mukherjee (1940-2017) author
January 27, 2017 -
Died Betty Stanhope-Cole (1937-2017) champion amateur golfer

February 6, 2017 -
Died Norah McClintock (1952-2017) author of young adult fiction
February 17, 2017 - Died Dorothy Elizabeth 'Dodi' Robb (1921?-2012) queen of Canadian children's television
February 21, 2017 - Died Barbara A. Humphreys (1918-2017) architect & historical conservationist
March 4, 2017 -
Died Bonita 'Bonnie' Amelia Burnard (1945-2017) award winning author
March 4, 2017 -
Died
Edna Rose Ritchings (1925-2017) Sweet Angel, Mother Devine of the International Peace Mission movement
March 8, 2017 -
Died Daphne Rose Hockings (1928-2017) Royal Canadian Navy Nurse

March 8, 2017 -
Died Margaret Mitchell (1925-2017) Member of the Canadian parliament
March 14, 2017 -
Died Arleene 'Johnnie' Johnson (1924-2017 played with the All American Girls Baseball League
March 20, 2017 -
Died
Betty Kennedy (1926-2017) well known radio & television personality, appointed to the senate in 2000
March 21, 2017 -
Died  Astrid Gertrude 'Trudy' Vik (1934-2012) Nurse in the Royal Canadian Navy

March 24, 2017 -
Died Daphne Lennox Grafton (1919-2017) architect
March 28, 2017 - Died Janine Sutto (1921-2017) award winning Quebec actor
April 12, 2017 - Died Gloria Bayliss (1929-2017) nurse, businesswoman, & artist
April 24, 2017
- Died
Anne Marguerite Squire (1920-2017) Moderator of the United Church of Can
April 30, 2017 - Died
Flora Minnie Leone Bagnall (1923-2017) award winning teacher & provincial politician
May 1, 2017 -
Died
Madeleine Morgan (1930-2017) social activist & nurse
May 7, 2017 -
Died
Faye Burnham Eccleston (1920-2017) champion basketball player
June 5, 2017 - Died Marilyn Hall (1927-2017) producer of TV & film, author, & philanthropist
June 12, 2017 -
Died
Mary Dohey (1933-2017) stewardess & heroine saving lives of passenger & crew from a hijacker in 1971
June 21, 2017 -
Died
Born Patricia Gwen Barlee (1963-2017) British Columbia environmentalist
June 26, 2017 - Died Janet Lunn (1928-2017) author
July 7, 2017 -
Died Pam McConnell (1946-2017) Toronto politician
July 11, 1917 - Died Diane Brushette (1942-2017) member of the Canadian parliament
August 8, 2017 -
Died Cathleen Synge Morawetz (1923-2017)
award winning mathematician
August 11, 2017 -
Died
Daisy Elitha Peterson Sweeney (1920-2017) piano teacher
September 3, 2017 -
Died
Shirley Alice Gib (1924-2017) first Canadian woman bank manager
September 4, 2017 -
Died
Beatrice 'Bea' Caroline Rowly (1917-2017) R. H. Grenville, poet
September 7, 2017 -
Died Adele Wilson (   -2017) local singer and TV personality in Kirkland Lake, Ontario.
September 9, 2017
- Died
Gretta Chambers (1927-2017) university leader, columnist, broadcaster, & 1st woman chancellor of McGill University
September 22, 2017 - Died
Thelma Chalifoux (1929-2017) Aboriginal member of Canadian Senate appointed 1997
October 2, 1917 -
Died Vicki Bisaro (1917-2017) community volunteer
October 15, 2017 - Died Cathy Elliott (1957-2017) Mi'kmaq activist, artist, playwright, & actor
October 17, 2018 - Died Margaret Becklake (1922-2018) academic & epidemiologist
October 26, 2017 - Died Juliette Augustina Sysak Cavazzi (1926 -2107) singer & CBC TV personality
November 26, 2017 - Died Francess Marie Gage (1924-2017) acclaimed sculptor
November 30, 2017 - Died Unity Langford Bainbridge Brewster (1916-2017) portrait & landscape painter & poet
December 21, 2017 -
Died June Rowlands (1925-2017) 1st woman to be mayor of Toronto
December 25, 2017 -
Died
Francess Georgina Halpenny (1919-2017)  editor & educator
December 26, 2017 - Died Judie Barbara Alimonti (1960-2017) scientist who developed Ebola vaccine
December 29, 2017 -
Died Esther Mendelshon-Magee (1917-2017) Jewish Member RCAF in World War ll
 

2018 January 11, 2018 - Jessica  Platt (1989-   ) comes out as the first transgender woman in North American Women's hockey

January 31, 2018 -
The Canadian Senate passed a bill to make the national anthem 'O Canada' gender neutral. The words ' In all our sons command' became ' In all of us command'

2018 - Donna Strickland
(1959 -    ) wins the Nobel prize in physics

April 1, 2018 -
New Brunswick modernizes its records policy allowing adult adoptees to access names of birth parents

April 14, 2018 - Elizabeth Bruyère
(1818-1876) is declared Venerable by Pope Francis, a major step to sainthood

April 23, 2018 -
A male driver drives a rented van onto the sidewalk in North York killing eight women and two me.  The driver would be found guilty of 10 accounts of first degree murder and 16 accounts of attempted murder for those who were wounded

June 7, 2018 -
49 out of 124 ridings in Ontario elect women candidates to sit in the provincial legislature. This is 39.5% the highest of any provincial legislature in Canada & the highest in Ontario's history


July 19, 2018
-
The Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science, and Technology releases its report; The Shame is Ours; Forced Adoptions of the Babies of Unmarried Women in Post-War Canada, outlining reparations for survivors of Canada's maternity homes. The government takes no action on the recommendations. From the 1940's though to 1970 it is estimated that 300,000 mothers were systematically separated from their children though coercion, threat, or force

August 24, 2018 - Hailey Wickenheiser
(1978-   )  is hired as a coach by the Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey team

December 12, 2018 - Pat Duncan
(1960-   ) former Premier of the Yukon Territory, is appointed to the Senate of Canada

Deaths 2018:

2018 - Died Mary Andrews (1916-2018) textile artist
2018 -
Died
Constance A. Timberlake (1930-2019) Black activist
January 8, 2018 -
Died Sherry Lynn Peden (1960-2018) Indigenous academic
January 23, 2018  -
Died Rosaleen Diana Dickson (1921-2018) journalist & playwright
January 27, 2018 -
Died
Mary Patricia Weaver (1927-2018) 1st woman lawyer to be a partner in a law firm in Northern Ontario
February 2018 -
Died
Jacqueline Park (1925-2018) author
February 13, 2018 - Died Ester Bubis-Thorley (????-2018) C W A C World War ll
February 17, 2018 -
Died Lauren Donna 'Becca' Schofield (1909-2018) social activist on social media
February 17, 2018 - Died Dorothy Wetherald Rungeling (1911-2018) pilot & author
February 20, 2018 -
Died
 Irene Marie Strong-Watler (1929-2018) record setting Canadian swimmer
February 24, 2018 -
Died
Betty Peterson (1917-2018) pacifist & social activist
February 27, 2018 -
Died
Violet Alice Lovelace (1936-2018) archer & archery businesswoman
March 2, 2018 - Died
Jessie 'Jess' Hermione Lang (1916-2018) social activist
March 3, 2016 - Died Jeanine Beaubien (1919-2016) theatre woman
March 7, 2018 -
Died
Marjorie Jane Hodgson (1932-2018) artist
March 10, 2018 - Died Renete Wera Pratt (1929-2018) activist for peace
March 15, 2018 - Died Beverly 'Bev' Faye Desjardins (1955-2018) member of the Canadian Parliament
March 20, 2018 -
Died  Ina Ethel Cummings (1939-2018) pioneer doctor in palliative care
March 20, 2018 -
Died
Vera M. Good (1915-2018) executive producer of TVOntario, Polka Dot Door.
March 28, 2018 - Died Joan Grant Dillon (1934-2018) social activist
April 2018
- Died Geralyn Wraith (1955?-2018) makeup artist

April 5, 2018 -
Died Cynthia Chalk (1913-2018) nature photographer
April 12, 2018 - Died Margaret McGee (1930-2018) social activist
April 15, 2018 -
Died Shirley Grace Barrie (1945-2018) playwright
April 21, 2018 -
Died Hugette Tourangeau (1938-2018) acclaimed international opera singer
April 24, 2018 -
Died
Christine Lorna Beckett (1926 -2018) member of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League
May 7, 2018 - Died Jennifer Mary Shay (1930-1918) scientist
May 13, 2018 - Died Margaret 'Margot' Ruth Kidder (1948-2018) actor in film & TV
May 18, 2018 -
Died
Rolande Allard-Lacerte (1929-2018) journalist & author
May 21, 2018 -
Died Allyn Ann McLerie (1926-2018) actor
June 14, 2018 -
Died Deanna Kamiel (1946-2018) filmmaker
June 14, 2018 -
Died Sonia Scurfield (1928-2018) owner Calgary Flames hockey team
June 20, 2018 -
Died Irene Chabot (1930-2018) defender of Saskatchewan Francophonie
June 23, 2018
- Died Gisele Lamoureux (1942-2018) photographer, botanist, & ecologist
July 4, 2018 -
Died Carmen Champagne (1959-2018) singer of songs for children
July 11, 2018 - Died Miriam Frances Rossi (1937-2018) acclaimed Black pediatrics doctor
July 14, 2018 -
Died Lyn Cook (1918-2018) pioneer author of books for youth
July 22, 2018 -
Died
Kathleen 'Kay' Jean MacRitchie-MacBeth (1922-2018) played basketball with the Edmonton Grads
July 24, 2018 -
Died
Corinne Gallant (1922-2018) university professor & devout feminist
July 27, 2018 - Died Kate Elaine McInturff (1968-2018) social activist
August 6, 2018 - Died Julia Lane (1986-2018) geoscientist
August 12, 2018 -
Died
Ola Shanks Black (1926-2018) contemporary dancer
August 13, 2018 - Died Ola Marie Skanks (1926-2018) choreographer
August 14, 2018
- Died
Mary Frances Pratt (1935-2018) her paintings look so real you think they are photographs!
August 28, 2018 - Died Phyllis Platnick (1932-2018) archivist & librarian
September 5, 2018 -
Died
Lise Payette (1931-2018) journalist, social activist
October 12, 2018 -
Died
Linda  Kay (1951-2018) Pulitzer Prize winning journalist & author
October 17, 2018 - Died Margaret Rigsby Becklake (1922-2018) academic & epidemiologist
November 17, 2018
- Died Margaret Isobel McBurney (1931-2018) social activist & author

December 9, 2018 -
Died
Elisapee Ishulutag (1925-2018) Inuit artist
December 30, 2018 - Died Pepita Ferrari (1952-2018) filmmaker
 
2019 March 2019 - The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Washington D C, U.S.A. displays 35 red dresses outside of its building. The Red Dress Campaign is a North American campaign which started in Canada to raise Awareness for Missing and Murdered women, girls, and two spirited people. Red is traditional thought to be the only colour spirits can see thus a red dress is a way of calling the spirits of Missing and Murdered Indigenous women, girls, and two spirited back to their loved ones.

2019 -
Karen Jensen is appointed as the first Canadian Pay Equity Commissioner

March 7, 2019 -
Canada Post issues a series of commemorative stamps, Canadian in Flight, that includes Elizabeth Muriel 'Elsie' Gregory McGill  (1905-1980)

May 30, 2019 -
The Canadian Coast Guard introduces its new vessel, icebreaker Captain Molly Kool. In 1939 Molly became the first woman in North America registered as a sea captain

June 3, 2019 -
The final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is released

2019 - Kylie Masse is the first Canadian swimmer to win back -to-back world titles in the same event (100 m backstroke) with wins in 2017 and 2019

August 3, 2019 -
SKair Ambulance as a full crew of women on call for the first time in Canadian history

August 30, 2019 - Leslie Weir
is the first woman and first person to head the newly combined positions of national Librarian and Archivist

September 7, 2019 -
19 year old Bianca Andreescu becomes Canada's first ever tennis Grand Slam Champion in the singles event

2019 - The GIST,
a 4 X weekly sports newsletter,  is launched as a fan first sports media brand that wants to shake up the male-dominated sports industry.

November 2019 -
Women in Mining organization is founded in Winnipeg, Manitoba, as a not for profit to advance the interests of women in minerals exploration & mining sector

December 2019 - Caitlin Nash
and Natalie Corless become the first woman to compete in a World Cup double luge race. Previously, doubles was an open gender event but only men had ever competed

Deaths 2019:
January 4, 2019 -
Died Doris Veillette-Hamel (1935-2019) Quebec Journalist & feminist
January 11, 2019 -
Died Margaret ‘Marge’ Callaghan-Maxwell (1921-2019) All American Girls Baseball League & member of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame
January 25, 2019 - Died Elizabeth Selena James (1922-2019) opera singer, teacher, & coach
January 29, 2019 - Died Eunice Jane Millgate (1937-2019) author & academic
February 2019 - Died Jackie Shane (1940-2019) soul singer who filled nightclubs in Toronto in 1960's.
February 4, 2019 - Died Lucia Tweedie Kowaluk (1934-2019) social activist in Montreal
February 13, 2019 -
Died Edith Iglauer Hamburger Daly (1917-2019) author
February 15, 2019 -
Died
Erminie Cohen (1926-2019) social activist & Senator from New Brunswick
February 17, 2019 - Died Marie Aiken-Barnes (1926-2019) tapestry artist
February 18, 2019 -
Died Toni Myers (1943-2019) Imax filmmaker
February 19, 2019 -
Died Janet Lang Boland (1923-2019) second woman to become a judge in 1972 in County Court
February 22, 2019 -
Died Chantal duPont (1942-2019) photographer, Painter, sculptor & graphic artist

March 14, 2019 - Died Theresa 'Terry' Paz  Donahue (1925-2019) played with the All American Girls Professional Baseball League
April 5, 2019 - Died Daphne Veronica Clarke (1933?-2019) social activist
April 13, 2019 -
Died Marsha Hanen (1936-2019) academic
May 2019 - Died Catherine Norah McCarthy-Kirby (1923-2019) champion figure skater
May 13, 2019 -
Died Velma Demerson (1920-2019) activist for minority rights
May 17, 2019 -
Died
Barbara Cranmer (1960-2019) Indigenous filmmaker
May 22, 2019 -
Died
 Jessie Annie Middleton (1912-2019) World War ll Nursing Sister
May 24, 2019 - Died Mary Emilie Thone - White (1922-2019) Champion figure skater
May 25, 2019 -
Died Margaret-Ann Armour (1930-2019) science educator
June 2019 - Died Beryl Elizabeth March (1920-2019) agricultural professor

June 7, 2019 -
Died Eva Côté (1934-2019) Member of the Canadian parliament
June 7, 2019 -
Died Lorna 'Nonnie' Margaret Jean Griffin (1933-2019) stage, TV, & movie actor
June 15, 2019 -
Died
Joan Weir (1928-2019) author of novels for youth
June 27, 2019 -
Died Diane Foster (1928-2019) accomplished television actor
June 30, 2019
- Died Isabelle M. Butters (1929-2019) Mayor of Weyburn Saskatchewan
July 15, 2019 -
Died Margaret Agnes Todd (1918-2019) champion golfer
July 17, 2019 - Died Edna Viola Anderson (1922-2019) politician, member of Canadian parliament
July 23, 2019 -
Died
Rella Braithwaite (1923-2019) Black historian
August 19, 2019
- Died Bette Stephenson (1924-2019) 1st woman president Canadian Medical Association
September 2019 -
Died
Freida Parker Steele (1929-2019) early Black Canadian nurse
September 13, 2019
- Died Constance A. Timberlake (1930-2019) American Civil Rights leader
September 28, 2019 - Died
Evelyn Robson Strahlendorf (1931-2019) Canadian doll collector & researcher
October 4, 2019 -
Died
Keiko Margaret Lyons (1923-2019) businesswoman with the C B C
October 4, 2019 -
Died Shelley Harding Smith (1955-2019) electrician & advocate for women in skilled trades
October 9, 2019 - Died Margaret Eleanor Hart (1935-2019) librarian & author
October 10, 2019 -
Died Patricia Lawson (1929-2019) basketball hall of fame
October 15, 2019 -
Died
Bonnie Catherine Korzeniowski (1941-2019) activist and provincial politician
October 27, 2019 -
Died
Diane Foster, (1928-2019) accomplished television actor
November 11, 2019 -
Died Christine 'Chris' Mary Burrows (1940-2019) community activist
December 11, 2019 -
Died Fernande Saint-Martin (1927-2019) journalist, art critic, & author

December 15, 2019
- Died Monique Leyrac (1928-2019)1st great international star from French Canada
December 17, 2019 - Died Dorothy Marshall (1934-2019) nurse & nursing teacher
December 29, 2019 - Died Anne Butler (1936-2019)
December 29, 2019 -
Died
Florence Lavina Smith-Bauld (1927?-2019) respected Black teacher of Nova Scotia
 
2020 January 20,  2020 - Corona virus / Covid 19 pandemic rears its ugly head with millions of deaths. While the virus does not differentiate race nor age deaths seem highest among seniors

April 29, 2020 - Canada Post issues a commemorative postage stamp for the 75th anniversary of V E Day May 8 featuring Veronica Foster (1922-2000)

2020 - The summer Olympic Games scheduled to be held in Tokyo, Japan were postponed for a year with the world consumed with the Covid 19 pandemic

July 2020 - The Generation Equality Form is established to mark Being +25, and Canada, along with The Netherlands, are named co-leads on the Feminist Movement and Leadership Coalition. The goal is to press for action on issues where progress still needs to be made, to honour those who have paved the way, and celebrate those who are working to advance gender equity in their communities.

September 10, 2020 - Canada Post issues a commemorative postage stamp celebrating the life and work of oncologist Dr. Vera Peters (1911-1993)

September 28, 2020 - Joyce Echaquan,
a 37 year old Atikamekw women and mother of seven,  livestreams hosptial staff's racist derogatory comments and refusal to treat her before she dies in Joliette, Quebec.

2020 -
There are 265,000 nurses in Canada.
Source: Canadian Museum of History

Deaths 2020:
2020 -
Died
Reva Gerstein (1917-2020) academic
January 6, 2020 -
Died Rose Blanche Fleury (1927-2020) Indigenous genealogist
January 15, 2020 -
Died Edna Lenora Perry (1923-2020) Anglican Priest
January 26, 2020 -
Died
Loa Henry (1938-2020) social activist, teacher, theatre director, & choir director
January 29, 2020 -
Died
Pearl Keenan (1920-2020) preserved and taught of Tlingit language
February 5, 2020 -
Died
Diane Cailhier (1947-2020) filmmaker & director
February 9, 2020 -
Died Lois Daley Laycock (1924-2020) poet
February 12, 2020 -
Died
Christie Marie Blatchford (1951-2020) award winning journalist, first woman sports columnist
February 21, 2020 -
Died Lois Etherington Betteridge (1928-2020) acclaimed sculptor
March 5, 2020 -
Died
Edith Hayman (1932-2020) acclaimed badminton coach
March 6, 2020 - Died Joyce Doolittle (1928-2020) stage actor & director
March 7, 2020 -
Died Marjory 'Marj' McGillivray Gilles (1923-2020) journalist
March 12, 2020 - Died Renee Claude (1939-2020) Quebec contemporary singer
March 12, 2020
- Died Dorothy Maclean (1920-2020) author of spiritual works
March 21, 2020 -
Died
Joyce Lola Milgaard (1930-2020) determined mother for wrongfully incarcerated
March 29, 2020 - Died Joyce Fairbairn (1939-2022) politician
April 5, 2020 -
Died Shirley Douglas (1934-2020) actor on stage & movies
April 6, 2020 -
Died
Patricia 'Pat' Capponi (1949-2020) activist on behalf of mental illness & author
April 6, 2020 - Died Jean Little (1932-2020) blind award winning children's author
April 15, 2020 - Died Margaret 'Peggy' Letty Gillard Colonello (1922-2020) acclaimed golfer
April 17, 2020 -
Died
Shirlee Anne Smith (1926-2020) Hudson Bay Company archivist
April 17, 2020 -
Died Irene Winogron (    -2020) war survivor & single mom
April 19, 2020 -
Died Margaret Aileen Carroll (1944-2020) Member of the Canadian Parliament & the Ontario legislature
April 23, 2020 - Died Wilma Leone Morrison (1929-2020) local Black historian, Niagara area, ON
April 27, 2020 - Died Beverly Elaine Pearson-Murphy (1929-2020) Black endocrinologist
May 7, 2020 - Died Sylvia Ostry (1927-2020) economist
May 16, 2020
- Died Monique Mecure (1930-2020) award winning French Canadian actor
May 24, 2020 -
Died
Megan Witfield (1968-2020) Black unionist
May 25, 2020
- Died Charlotte Beatrice Louise Feltman (1935-2020) first woman reeve in Alberta a& Member of Canadian parliament
May 30, 2020
- Died Dolores Wawia (Muk Ke Queh) (1944-2020) Indigenous educator & social activist
June 1, 1920 - Died Jessie McEwen (1845-1920) social activist
June 6, 2020 -
Died
Andrée Chapman (1939-2020) politician & actor
June 5, 2020 - Died Janis Elaine Lockwood (1954-2020) social activist
June 16, 2020 -
Died Helen Dalziel Saravanamutto (1935-2020) social activist
July 1, 2020 -
Died Ida Haendel (1924-2020) violinist
July 12, 2020 - Died Karen Murawsky (1943-2020) social activist
July 15, 2020 -
Died
Margaret Harris (1931-2020) Aboriginal activist
July 15, 2020
- Died Bernice Redmond (1938-2020) first Black women to work as a nurse in Canada
July 22, 2020 – Died Marguerite Helen 'Margo' Fournier (1919-2020) choirmaster & director
July 30, 2020 -
Died
Irma Ellen Wansbrough-Kalela (1930-2020)
August 1, 2016 -
Died Elaine Ling (1946-2016) photographer

August 8, 2020 -
Died Salome Bey (1933-2020) Lady of the Blues
August 9, 2020 -
Died Elizabeth 'Liz' Hillman (1928-2020) physician of international acclaim
August 24, 2020 -
Died Nancy Guptill (1941-2020) politician in P E I
September 4, 2020 -
Died Lucille Marie Raymonde Savoie Starr (1938-2020) 1st Canadian women to sell 0ne million copies of a country hit song
September 6, 2020 - Died Suzanne Tremblay (1937-2020) politician, Member of the Canadian Parliament
September 9, 2020 -
Died Nancy Jane Drake (1943-2020) stage actor, director, & teacher
September 12, 2020 -
Died May 14, 1936
Aline Chrètien (1936-2020) academic administrator & wife of Prime Minister Jean Chrètien (1934-    )
September 23, 2020 - Died Brenda Mary Robertson (1929-2020) first woman elected to the legislature of New Brunswick
September 24, 2020 -
Died Doreen "Betty" Allen Mullins (1930-2020) played with All American Girls Professional Baseball League
October 8, 2020 -
Died Sylvie Belanger (1951-2020) multidiscipline artist

October 18, 2020
- Died Naomi Ruth Binder-Wall (1939-2020) activist supreme
October 20, 2022 - Died Blanche Lemco van Gingle. (1923-2022) architect
October 29, 2020 -
Died Roslyn 'Lyn' Marcies-Greg (1925-2020) World War ll RCAF
October 31, 2020 -
Died Sigrid Dahle-Kusch (1955?-2020) visual art curator
November 5, 2020 -
Died Christine Elizabeth Byquist (1922?-2020) public health nurse
November 6, 2020 - Died Helen Margaret Calverly (1942-2020) pediatric nurse
November 7, 2020 -
Died
Mariette Orlov (1932-2020) acclaimed pianist & master class teacher & mentor
November 18, 2020
- Died Patsy Rodgers-Henderson (1925-2020) first Queen of the Calgary Stampede
November 20, 2020 - Died Patricia Beatty (1936-2020) dancer & founder of the New Dance Group of Canada
December 1, 2020 -
Died
Thelma Vivian Pepper (1920-2020) portrait photographer
December 3, 2020 -
Died
Janice Acoose (1954-2020) journalist, author, filmmaker & professor
December 8, 2020
- Died Mary Martha Cecilia McCarthy (1932-2020) historian
December 17, 2020 -
Died Lorraine Althea Constance Monk (1922-2020) National Film Board of Canada

December 29, 2020 -
Died Elaine Jean McCoy (1946-2020) MLA in Alberta and member of Canadian Senate
 
2021 2021 - Covid -19 continues to decimate the country but there is light at the end of the tunnel as people become vaccinated against the virus

January 21, 2021 -
Governor General Julie Payette (1963-   ) announces her resignation after the  the completion of an independent workplace review of several claims of workplace harassment

March 11, 2021 -
To help prevent the Covid-19 pandemic from rolling back progress on gender equity, Minister Monsef announced over $250K for the Woman Abuse Council of Toronto (WomanACT) and over $250K for the North York Women's Centre (N Y W C). These organizations are part of more than 250 women's and Indigenous organizations which receive funding under Women and Gender Equity Canada Capacity-building Fund so they can continue to provide vital programming and supports for women and girls across Canada

June 6, 2021 -
A Muslim Family  are killed in a terrorist attack when struck by a pickup truck  in London, Ontario.

July 1, 2021
- The Canadian Museum of Women's History was incorporated under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations act (Corporation Number 1311603-4)

July 6, 2021 - Mary Simon (1974-    )
is appointed 30th Governor General of Canada. She is the first Indigenous to be appointed to this position

July 9, 2021 - RoseAnne Archibald
of Taka Tagamou Nation  near Cochrane, Ontario, is elected as the first woman to be National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations

July 21 - August 8, 2021 -
The 2020 summer Olympic Games , which were postponed a year due to the pandemic, were held without spectators in Tokyo, Japan. 75% of Team Canada's Medals (18 out of 24) were won in Women's Events. Penny Oleksiak wins three medals in swimming . Combined with her four medals won at Rio in 2016 (the most ever by a Canadian athlete at one Olympic Summer Games), she becomes Canada's all-time most decorated Olympian

July 26, 2021 - Mary Jeannie Mary Simon
(1947-   ) becomes the 30th Governor General of Canada, the first Indigenous person to hold the position

July 26, 2021 - Jessica Klimkait is the first Canadian woman to wing an Olympic medal in Judo when she earns the Bronze medal

August 4, 2021 - Madame Justice Avvy Yaa-Yao Go
(1963-   ) is the first Chinese Canadian appointed to the Federal Court of Appeal

September 2021 -
The University of Saskatchewan launches a new app, website to broadcast full season of women's hockey for the first time in Canada

December 29, 2021 - Judy Cameron (1954-   ) a pioneer woman commercial pilot is named as a Member of the Order of Canada

Deaths 2021:

January 4, 2021 - Died Anne Pennington Mayer (1936-2021) businesswoman
January 9, 2021 -
Died Kathy Shaidle (1964-2021) journalist & blogger

January 11, 2021 -
Died Kathleen Heddle (1965 -2021) gold medal Olympic rower
February 1, 2021 -
Died
Jacqueline Franchette Clotilde Shumiatcher (1923-2021) social activist and community volunteer in Regina, Saskatchewan
February 10, 2021 -
Died Jean Hamilton Kennedy Campbell (1930-2021) nurse & educator
March 10, 2021 -
Died
Joan Bart (1930-2021) first woman to graduated U of T architecture
March 19, 2021 -
Died Budge Marjorie MacGregor Wilson (1927-2021) award winning author
March 26, 2021 - Died Carole Lavallée (1954-2021) member of the Canadian parliament
April 2, 2021 -
Died
JoAnn Lee MacMorran (1934-2021) nurse
April 7, 2021 - Died Jeanne Maranda (1926-2021) feminist & nurse
April 15, 2021 -
Died Clotilda Addessa Coward Douglas-Yakimchuk (1932-2021) 1st African Canadian nurse to graduate from the Nova Scotia School of Nursing
April 20, 2021 -
Died
Fajel 'Faye' Lazebnik Schulman (1918-2021) member of Polish resistance, photographer during World War ll
April 24, 2021 - Died
Faigel 'Faye' Lazebnik Schulman (1919-2021) World War ll photographer
April 27, 2021 -
Died Minou Petrowski (1931-2021) broadcaster & actor

April 24, 2021 -
Died Katherine Patricia Mary Barber (1959-2021) lexicographer, ‘Canada’s Word Lady’
May 1, 2021 -
Died
Nancy McCredie (1945-2021) track & field star
May 22, 2021 -
Died
Corneila Hahn Oberlander (1921-2021) award winning landscape architect
May 26, 2021 - Died Agnes Roy (1934-2021) Métis social activist
June 2, 2021 -
Died
Kathryn 'Kat' Pennington Teasdale (1964-2016) champion auto racer
June 3, 2021 -
Died Catherine 'Kay' Isobel Hawkins (1926-2021) Justice of the Peace
June 11, 2021 -
Died Katherine 'Kate' Mary Craven Clark (1926-2021) actor on TV & movies
June 20, 2021 -
Died Jeanne Lamon (1949-2021) violinist & award winning Director of Tafelmusik
July 4, 2021 - Died Françoise Landry (1928-2021) volunteer and environmentalist
July 17, 2021 - Died Delores Clayman (1927-2021) composer of 'Hockey Night in Canada'
July 24, 2021 - Died Pitalose Saila (1942-2021) Inuit artist
July 25, 2021
- Helen Nicol Fox (1920-2021) played with the All American Girls Professional Baseball League
July 31, 2021 -
Died
Angela Bailey (1982-2021) track & field sprinter
August 3, 2021 - Died Jocelyn Bourassa (1947-2021) golfer
September 11, 2021 - Died Catherine Sheldrick Ross (1945-2021) librarian
September 13, 2021 -
Died
Estelle Lacoursiere (1935-2001) Sister Vert, environmentalist & social activist
September 16, 2021 - Died Shirley Martin (1932-2019) Member of Canadian parliament & cabinet minister
September 27, 2021 -
Died Fernande Chiocchio (1929-2021) mezzo-soprano
October 11, 2021 -
Died
Joan Mildred Powers - Rickerd (1933?-2021) public relations officer
October 21, 2021 -
Died Martha Henry (1938-2021) leading stage & film actor
October 23, 2021
- Died Wendy Lynn Mitchinson (1947-2021) historian
November 20, 2021 - Died Rita Letendre (1928-2021) artist
November 21, 2021-
Died
Lilly Ann Koltun (1941-2021) archivist, photographer & historian
November 30, 2021
- Died Marie-Claire Blais (1939-2021) one of Quebec's finest contemporary authors
December 5, 2021 -
Died
Marie Rose Yvette Thuot (1918-2021) Quebec actor of stage, TV, & film
December 9, 2021 - Died Alice Pamela McGuire (1935-2021) first First Nations woman elected to Yukon legislature
December 14, 2021 - Died Annie Janzen (1930-2021) author
December 18, 2021
- Died Renee Martel (1947-2021) Queen of Quebec country music
December 22, 2021 - Died 
Joan Frances Mcdonald (1943-2021) acclaimed archery coach
December 25, 2021 -
Died Candy Palmater (1968-2021) actor, comedian, & broadcaster
December 29, 2021 -
Died Judith Anne LaRocque (1956-1921) public servant & diplomat
 
2022 January 2022 - Tim Horton's Donuts sells trading cards for Team Canada Hockey members including members of Team Canada women's team

February 4 - 20, 2022 -
The winter Olympic Games were held in Beijing, China. 106 out of 215 Team Canada members made up the largest ever women's team

2022 - Ellie Black, Laurie Denommée, Denelle Pedrick, Emma Spence, and Sydney Turner win the bronze medal in the women's team event at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships.  It is the first time Canada has ever won a team medal at the artistic gymnastics worlds and it qualifies a full Canadian women's team for the Olympic Summer Games in 2024, Paris, France

July 15, 2022 - Camryn Rogers wins a silver medal in women's hammer throw at the world Athletics Championships. She is the first Canadian woman to win a world medal in a field event

July 2022 - Sarah Mitton, the first Canadian woman to surpass the 20-m mark in shot put  (20.23) at the World Athletics Championships. She was pushed off the podium by a tiebreaker and was Canada's best ever result in women's shot put at the worlds

December 2022 - Caitlin Nash and Natalie Corless win a bronze medal at World Cup Luge, Park City, Utah, U.S.A. This is Canada's first ever world Cup medal in a women's double luge event

2022 - Women make up 15% of the Canadian military, with over 7,900 female personnel serving in the regular force and more than 4,800 women serving in the primary reserve. Out of that number, 225 women are part of the regular combat force and 925 are enlisted in the primary reserve combat force 

Deaths 2022;

2022 - Died Atuat Akkitirq (1935-2022) Indigenous filmmaker, costume designer, & actor
January 5, 2022 -
Died Monique Lecours (1936-2022) businesswoman
January 6, 2022
- Died Miriam 'Mern' Coveny (1955-2022) first Captain of Women's National Hockey team
January 6, 2022 - Died Maxine McVey (1947-2022) Minister in the United Church of Canada
January 9, 2022 -
Died Sonya Biddle (1957-2022) Montreal politician & actor
January 11, 2022 -
Died
Maria Daria Haust (1921-2022) pioneer of Paediatric Pathology
January 15, 2022 -
Died Alexa McDonough (1944-2022) first woman to lead a Canadian political party
January 29, 2022 - Died
Anne 'Anna' Lowenthal (1918-2022) artist
February 3, 2022 -
Died
 Erna Paris (1938-2022) journalist, broadcaster, & novelist
March 22, 2022 - Died
Rayleen V. De Luca (1942-2022) psychologist with international acclaim in sex abuse of children
March 30, 2022 - Died Patricia 'Pat' Ukrainetz (1931-2022) archery organizer & national judge
March 26, 2022 -
Died Claudette Bradshaw (1949-2022) Member of Parliament from Moncton & activist
April 20, 2022 - Died
Marie Elizabeth DeYoung (1952-2022) librarian
April 23, 2022 -
Died
Sheila Isabelle Brown (1935-2022) Canadian champion in archery
April 25, 2022
- Died Susan Jacks (1948-2022) member of the musical duo "The Poppy Family" & telecommunications executive
May 23, 1922 - Died Audrey Loretta Downie - Williams (1932-2022) champion skater & renowned judge for skating
July 2, 2022 -
Died Edith Doreen Hume (1926-2022) opera singer
July 4, 2022 -
Died
Lucinda Turner (1952-2022) carver & social activist
July 21, 2022 - Died Janice Elizabeth Bick (1946-2022) author & librarian
August 17, 2022 -
Died
Mabel M. DeWare (1926-2022) appointed to the Canadian Senate 1990.
October 16, 1922 - Died Isabelle Jean Thomson Kemp-Todd (1928-2022) R C A F para-rescue nurse
October 20, 2022 -
Died Blanche Lemco van Ginkel (1923-2022) architect
October 22, 2022 -
Died Cynthia Lai (1954-2022) Asian Canadian municipal councillor
October 28, 2022
- Died
Marguerite 'Grete' Hale (1929-2022) businesswoman and philanthropist
November 6, 2022 - Died Marketa Gotz-Stankiewicz (1927-2022) award winning educator
November 15, 2022 -
Died Gudrun Johanna Parker (1920-2022) filmmaker
November 20, 2022 -
Died Flora Sikotan Zaharia (1927-2022) Indigenous academic & storyteller of her people
December 8, 2022 -
Died
Sylvia Cruess (1930?-2022) physician with Order of Canada
December 14, 2022 -
Died
Liana Van der Bellen (1925-2022) rare books librarian
December 15, 2022
- Died Shirley Rose Elkhard (1955-2022) musician and songwriter
December 24, 2022 - Died Jean Pare (1927-2022) author of Company's Coming Cookbooks
December 31, 2022 - Died
Glenda Simms (1940-2022) Black feminist & activist
 
2023 January 2023 - The Royal Canadian Mint issues a silver and gold coin honouring Kathleen 'Kit' Coleman (1856-1915) who was, among other things, the only accredited woman war correspondent covering the Spanish American War (April -August 1898)

January 2023 - Brooke Henderson
wins the season-opening Ladies Professional Gold Association Tournament of Champions putting her achievements over any Canadian man in professional golf.

January 2023 - Alexandria Loutitt becomes the first Canadian woman to win a World Cup ski jumping event at the normal hill competition in Zao, Japan

January 2023 - Megan Oldham becomes the first skier or snowboarder to ever land a triple cork (three flips and four rotations of axis) in competition as she won ski big air gold medal. The historic trick earned her the first ever perfect score of 50 in women's big air at the X Games

January 2023 - Laurie Blouin
lands the first cab triple underflip 1260 in women's snowboarding  winning a bronze medal in big air

January 14, 2023 - Deanna Stellato-Dudek
and Mazime Deschamps win top place Canadian senior pairs championship

February 2023 - Alexandria Loutitt
becomes the first Canadian Woman to win a world junior title in ski jumping

March 3, 2023 - Alexandria Loutitt wins Canada's first women's large hill ski jumping event at the Nordic World Championships, Planica, Slovenia

August 2023 - The establishment of the Professional Women's Hockey League is announced with six charter franchises: Boston, Minneapolis-St Paul, New York City, Ottawa, and Toronto

September 2023 - The inaugural draft for the Professional Women's Hockey League (P W H L) takes place at the Canadian Broadcasting Centre, Toronto. The team names would not be given nicknames until after the inaugural season and initial team jerseys would feature the name of the Teams local.

Deaths 2023:
January 1, 2023 -
Died Patricia 'Pat' Steel-Moyer (1936-2023) jazz singer
January 16, 2023 -
Died
Ann Thomas Callahan (1935-2023) nurse
January 28, 2023 -
Died Eva Kushner (1929-2023) academic
January 29, 2023 -
Died Hazel McCallion (1921-1923)  first woman Mayor of Mississauga, Ontario. She holds office for 12 consecutive terms
February 14, 2023 - Died Eleanor 'Illie' Koldofsky (1920-2023) record producer, author, & poet
March 16, 2023 -
Died
Sharon Acker (1935-2023) actor
March 30, 2023 - Died Caroline 'Care Failure' Kawa (1986-2023) rock singer
April 14, 2023 -
Died Marilyn Ruth Take-Wittstock (1928-2023) champion figure skater
April 19, 2023 -
Died Gloria Cranmer Webster (1931-2023) 1st aboriginal woman to attend the University of British Columbia
April 27, 2023
- Died Tina VanNorman (????-2023) Personal Support Worker
May 8, 2023 - Died Stacie Lynn Roper (1976-2023) country singer
June 22, 2023
- Died Marion Loretta Reid (1929-2023) Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island
June 28, 2023 - Died
Susan 'Sue' Johanson (1930 -2023) nurse & sex- educator
July 5, 2023 - Died Nadia Kazymyra-Dzioba (1951-2023) archivist
July 9, 2023 -
Died Margaret Cockshutt (1927-2023) librarian & administrator
July 24, 2023 -
Died
Elizabeth Rose Murray (1941?-2023) cook book author
November 25, 2023 - Died Towela 'Towa' Beer (????-2023) Black promoter
 
2024 January 1, 2024 -The Professional Women's Hockey League (P W H L) is launched wih six franchises, three in Canada and three in the U.S.A. (Totonto, Montreal, Ottawa; Boston, Minnesota and New York)

February 1, 2024 -
Canada Post issues a commemorative Stamp featuring Mary Ann Shadd (1823-1993).

February 19, 2024 - Mary T. Moreau is welcomed to the Superior Court of Canada achieving gender parity amoung judges

March 25, 2024 - Canadian women win the World Curling Championship in Halifax Nova Scotia

Deaths 2024:

January 15, 2024 - Died Nerene Virgin (1946-2024) journalist, actor, & activist

 

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