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||February 2006 -
women's hockey team wins gold medal at Turin Olympics, to defend
February 25, 2006 - Cindy Klassen (1979- ) is the 1st Canadian to win five medals at a single Olympic Winter Games.
March 8, 2006 - Governor General Michaelle Jean
(1957- ), celebrates
International Women's Day with a visit to women's groups in war town
Afghanistan. Source: CBC TV News March 8 2007.
2006 - Lori-Ann Muenzer (1966- )
opens her own business , Pure Momentum, with the focus of
discovering, promoting and building a community of female speakers of
any age or race, whose experiences and stories can be shared with
Source: puremomentum.com accessed March 2007
2007 - Margaret Madge Rose
Robertson Watt (1888-1948)
instrumental at establishing the Women's Institutes in England. is
declared an Person of National Historic Significance.
Source: Parks Canada.ca
August 12-19, 2007 -
wins 7 gold medals in swimming
June 2, 2008 -
in 2008 Ontario Premier Dalton McGinty declared June 2 of every year
to be June Callwood (1924-2007) Day.
Fall 2008 - Debra Brown, choreographer with Cirque Du Soleil, receives her Star on Canada's Walk of Fame. Source: Canada’s Walk of Fame. Online. Accessed 2009.
November 11, 2008 - Vigil 1914-1918 , a dramatic memorial in lights with the names of 68,000 soldiers killed in World War l projected from Trafalgar Square onto the limestone walls of Canada House, London England. The last name appeared at dawn on November 11. Source: Zoomer Magazine March 2009. page 22.
December 26, 2008 - Chantal Peticlerc (1969- ) is named by the Canadian Press as Female Athelete of the year and receives the Bobbie Rosenfeld Award. Chantal is the first wheelchair athlete to receive this award. Source: Heroines.ca (Accessed May 2009)
January 29, 2008 - Died Eileen Valentine Duncan (1915-2008), businesswoman.
February 5, 2008 - Died Donna Margaret Louise Blight (1936-2008) Nurse and community activist
February 28, 2008 - Died Margaret Beckman (1926-2008), Internationally acclaimed modern pioneer of Library Science.
March 1, 2008 - Died Marianne Bossen (1916-2008), civil servant, who among many services, worked on the Royal Commission on the Status of Women.
March 4, 2008 - Died Rosalinda "Linda" Linsangan Natividad-Cantiveros (1946-2008), community activist.
April 8, 2008 - Died Norma Busby (1930-2008), nurse who was on the front of labour lines fighting for higher standards and respect of the profession.
May 13, 2008 - Died Ruth Middleton Gentry played with the All American Girls Professional Baseball League
May 22, 2008 - Died Effie Constance Astbury (1916-2008), librarian first Director Canadian Bibliographic Centre (National Library of Canada)
May 23, 2008 - Died Jean Southworth (1923-2008), pioneer newspaper journalist and musician.
June 7, 2008 - Died Sherrill "Shay" Cheda (1926?-2008) founder of Emergency Librarian.
July 22, 2008 - Died Helen Gardiner (1938-2008) philanthropist & c-founder of the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto.
July 28, 2008 - Died Althea Pearleen Borden Oliver (1917-2008) social activist for maritime Black women.
July 30, 2008 - Died Janina 'Jabka' Stykolt Seydegart (1920-2008) social activist, founding member of the Feminist Party of Canada.
August 1, 2008 - Died Effie Constance Astbury (!916-2008), librarian first Director Canadian Bibliographic Centre (National Library of Canada)
August 14, 2008 - Died Gladys Powers (1988 - 2008), last surviving WWI veteran 2008.
September 2008 - Died Grace Irwin (1907-2008) novelist
September 15, 2008 - Died Marion Dewar ( 1928-2008), former Mayor of City of Ottawa.
September 23, 2008 - Died Joan Elizabeth Humphrey (1936-2008), professional name J.J. McColl Vancouver's first woman radio D.J.
October 2008 - Died Constance Rooke (1943-2008) author & academic administrator
October 4, 2008 - Died Marial M. Mosher (1917-2008) academic
October 4, 2008 - Died Connie Rooke, (1942-2008), academic.
October 25, 2008 - Died Joyce Trimmer (1927- 2008), 1st woman mayor of city of Scarborough, Ontario 1988
December 11, 2008 - Died Eira "Babs" Friesen (1917-2008) social activist
March 2009 -
the University of Ottawa held a conference called Sexual Assault
Law, Practice and Activism in a Post-Jane Doe Era. It marked the
10th anniversary of the groundbreaking case of Jane Doe v. the
Metropolitan Toronto police. The conference also celebrated the work
of the Honourable Claire L’Heureux-Dubé. As a justice
of the Supreme Court of Canada, she helped shape landmark
equality-rights rulings. Source:
May 13, 2009 - MP Anita Neville (1942- ), asked the Canadian government to launch a public investigation to the disappearance of some 520 aboriginal women in Canada's western provinces. Source: Heroines .ca (accessed June 2009)
January 2009 - Yonah Martin (1965 - ) is appointed to the Senate by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. She is the first Korean Canadian parliamentarian. Source: SenateofCanada.ca (Accessed 2010)
April 6, 2009 - Josée Kurtz is the 1st woman to command a major Canadian Navy warship. Source: Women’s History Month, Women in Canadian Military Forces: A Proud Legacy. Status of Women Canada. October 2011.
July 6, 2009 - Dorothy Dworkin (1889-1976) a social activist of Toronto, is declared a National Historic Person. Sources: Dorothy Dworkin. Backgrounder. Parks Canada. Online (Accessed July 2014) :Toronto’s 1st Jewish nurse writes of early Toronto. April 15, 2013 www.billgladstone.ca (Accessed July 2014)
2009 - Shelley Gauthier (1968- ) is the 1st female tricycle (T1) rider on the international para-cycling scene.
2009 - Yonah Martin (1965- ) is awarded the Order of Civil Merit Moran Medal from the Republic of Korea.
October 24-25, 2009 - St Michael's College at the University of Toronto holds a 2 day event to mark the 100th anniversary of her birth and the 50th Anniversary of Sheila Martin Watson's (1909-1998) book Double Hook. She is noted for her works in some 1800 books!
2009 - Sharon McIver wins her battle to force changes to the Indian Act so that grandchildren of Aboriginal women who marry non-Aboriginal may be granted Indian Status.
January 10, 2009 - Died Linda Marie Gillingwater Rainsberry ( - 2009), entertainer, director and producer , businesswomen and philanthropist.
January 31, 2009 - Died Therese Lavoie-Roux (1928-2009) politician who served in Quebec & in the Senate of Canada
February 22, 2009 - Died Laddie Dennis (1920 - 2009), 1st Canadian woman to appear on Canadian television.
February 23, 2009 - Died Elizabeth Bradford Holbrook (1913-2009) internationally acclaimed sculptor.
March 11, 2009 - Died Theresa Helen McNeil (1928-2009), 1st Canadian woman to be appointed High Sherriff (Annapolis County, N S)
March 13, 2008 - Died Norah Urquhart (1918-2009), pioneer scientist who with her husband Fred discovered the secret of the Monarch butterfly.
March 22, 2009 - Died Lorna Lucille Bergey (1921-2009), local historian Cambridge, Ontario.
March 23, 2009 - Died Arlene Billinkoff (1942-2009), long time legislative reporter for Winnipeg Free Press.
April 2, 2009 - Died Audrey Jeanne Kunkel (1946-2009), award winning journalist
April 2, 2009 - Died Norma Scarborough (1918-2009) founder of Canadian Abortion Rights Action League
April 20, 2013 - Died Edna Mae Durbin, better known by her stage name Deana Durbin (1931-2013) movie actress from 1930's
May 28, 2009 - Died Betty Edwards Tancock (1911-2009), medal winning and record setting swimmer.
July 6, 2009 - Died Ruth Matheson Buck (1905-2009), historian and biographer
July 12, 2009 - Died Mary Doris "Dodie" Barr (1921-2009), player in All American Girls Baseball League and member of Baseball Hall of Fame.
July 14, 2009 - Died Phyllis Fay Gotlieb (1926- 2009), poet.
July 20, 2009 - Died Joy Langan (1943-2009), social activist, feminist and Member of Parliament.
August 1, 2009 - Died Martha Shepard (1911-2009), librarian with major responsibility of establishing the National Library of Canada.
August 2, 2009 - Died Gene Sutton (1945-2009) award winning coach in gymnastics
August 17, 2009 - Died Viola Wyse (1947-2009), Chief of the Snuneymuxu
August 22, 2009 - Died Muriel Helen Duckworth (1908-2009) social Activist for peace & the advancement of women's rights.
September 25, 2009 - Died Eva Mariene Heddle (1933- 2009), at three she was Canada's Sweetheart.
October 7, 2009 - Died Jennie Huie (1928-2009), academic
October 22, 2009 - Died Helen Pauline Wattie (1911-2009), educator
December 9, 2009 - Died Goldie Semple ( 1952-2009), stage actress Source: The Toronto Star December 2009.
|February 12, 2010 - Governor General
Michaelle Jean (1957- ) declares the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games
December 3, 2010 - Kathy Dunderdale is sworn in as the 1st woman premier of Newfoundland and Labrador. Source: Women in History: A timeline by Kirsten Smith Postmedia News March 3, 2011.
2010 - Lieutenant Colonel Susan L. Wigg is the 1st woman to become Director of Cadets at the Royal Military College. Shee is also the 1st Canadian service woman of this rank to have children. Source: Women in Canadian Military Forces: A proud Legacy. Women’s History Month, October 2011. Status of Women Canada. Online (Accessed March 2014.)
2010 - Plan Canada releases a full length documentary : Because I am a Girl. girls talk about what they wand and can do to empower themselves and those around them...because they are girls. Source: Herstory 2012: the Canadian Women's Calendar (Saskatoon Women's Calendar Collective.
2010 - The Feminist History Society is founded in Canada.
September 4, 2010 - Susan Louise Moir Allison (1845-1937) pioneer and author, British Columbia, in 2010 became National Historic Person.
September 27, 2010 - The government of British Columbia opens the ongoing ‘Missing Women Commission of Inquiry to inquire into the Investigation and events leading up to the arrest and conviction of Robert W. Picton and a broader examination of the manner in which cases involving missing women are investigated. Source: "Supplemental information provided to the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women" Online (accessed August 2010)
2010 - Died S. Patricia 'Pat' Filer ( -2010) author and long time Girl Guide worker
2010 - Died Laura Legg (1923-2010), in 1975 is the 1st woman bencher of the Law Society of Ontario.
January 14, 2010 - Died P.K. Page (1916-2010) award winning author and a artist.
January 31, 2010 - Died Edith Josie (1921-2010), journalist from northern Canada who was known world wide.
February 11, 2010 - Died Helen Weinzweig (1915-2010) award winning author & playwright
March 6, 2010 - Died Ann Frances Oakes ( -2010), businesswoman
March 28, 2010 - Died June Havoc (1912-2010) actress & director
April 2010 - Died Mary Hart Gilliland (1940-2010), social activist
April 29, 2010 - Died Penny Martineuk Cooke (1919-2010), played with the All American Girls Professional Baseball League
May 7, 2010 - Died Bertha Allen (1934-2010), volunteer and social activist, President of the Native Women's Association
May 15, 2010 - Died June Munro (1921-2010), librarian.
June 2010 - Died Ruth Haythorn (1911-2010), educator
July 4, 2010 - Died Willa Walker (1913- 2010), author
July 10, 2010 - Died Gina Feldberg (1956-2010), an academic who wrote on the social history of health issues.
July 15, 2010 - Died Kit McDermott (1922-2010), teen spy for Dutch resistance World War ll, journalist and publisher.
July 20, 2012 - Died Jean E. Coolican (1918-2012), volunteer and co-founder of Save the Children Canada.
August 15, 2010 - Died Hélène Brodeur (1923-2010), educator, journalist and author in English and French.
August 15, 2010 - Died Hélène Brodeur (1923-2010), educator and award winning author.
September 10, 2010 - Died Beatrice Wickett-Nesbitt (1917-2012), psychologist who forged the way for others to follow in the profession.
September 20, 2010 - Died Phyllis Anne DuMoulin (1921-2010), pioneer of social planning programmes and process in Canadian west.
September 20, 2010 - Died Mira Goddard Bennett (1928-2010), Business woman and art Gallery owner.
October 30, 2010 - Died J. Margot Brown Chester (1916-2012), journalist, editor, community volunteer and author.
November 10, 2010 - Died Audrey Yvonne Morris (1937-2010) award winning composer.
November 10, 2010 - Died Evelyn Shapiro (1926-2010) health administrator
November 10, 2010 - Died Ann Southam (1937-2010) composer
November 17, 2010 - Died Trish Monture-Angus (1958-2010), lawyer, Aboriginal rights enthusiast, Sociologist, author and teacher.
November 22, 2010 - Died Eleanor Coerr (1929-2010), foreign correspondent and author perhaps best known for her book Sadako and the 1000 Cranes (1977).
November 25, 2010 - Died Doris Jean McCarthy (1910-2010), acclaimed artist
November 26, 2010 - Died Maureen Lormier Roberts (1915-2004), founder of Canadian Medic Alert Foundation.