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2011

2011 - The population of women in Canada is 17,062,460 or 50.9% of the population

2011 - The average family size including adults is 3.5 people

2011 - The average of life expectancy for women is 81.45 years

2011 - The average age for marriage for women is 28. 66% of households are made up of married couples. 27% of households are made up of common-law couples

2011 - The number of women self-declared having been born outside Canada is 3,500.000 or 51.7 % of people born outside of Canada

2011 -
The number of women participating in the formal, paid workforce is 7,960,725 or 48% of the paid workforce

2011 -
The percentage of university students who are women is 59% of the overall student population

January 31, 2011 - Linda Bond
(1946 -  ) is elected General of the Salvation Army. Source: The Salvation Army. online accessed May 2013

February 11, 2011 - The Canadian  Government announces a new Hero Class coast guard vessel named for Capt. Nicola Goddard, who was serving in Afghanistan when she was killed May 17, 2006, the 1st female Canadian soldier to die in action Sources: Toronto Star, Globe and Mail. February 12, 2011

March 3, 2011 -
A postseason match between the Queen's Golden Gaels and the Guelph Gryphons became the longest collegiate hockey game, male or female, Canadian or American — on record. The match began on Wednesday and it only ended on Thursday. The duration of the match was 167 minutes and 14 seconds when Queen's forward Morgan McHaffie placed a rebound past Gryphons goalie Danielle Skoufranis

March 27, 2011-
Shania Twain
(1965-   ) is inducted into the Canadian Hall of Fame

April 2011 -
A Toronto Policeman's remark that women can avoid rape by avoiding dressing like 'sluts'  prompts a global phenomenon, 'a slutwalk protest'

May 2, 2011 -
Elizabeth
Evans May (1954-   ) becomes the 1st Canadian Member of Parliament for the Green Party. She won her seat in Saarnich-Gulf Islands, British Columbia. This was her third attempt to become elected to Parliament

May 12-13, 2011 - A tribute to the life of Kate McGarrigle (1946-2010) is recorded to provide a Celebration of her life

May 23-25, 2011
- The Nobel Women's initiative, a hosting group of Nobel Peace Prize winners, holds an international conference on sexual violence against women in conflict zones at Chateau Montebello, Quebec. It is the first time the group has met in Canada. They want Canada to be a leader protesting and taking action for victims of sexual violence as Canada took lead against landmines Source: "Female Nobel laureates gather in Montebello by Kelly Patterson, The Ottawa Citizen May 22, 2011.


May 31, 2011 - Rear Admiral Jennifer Bennett is appointed first woman in Canada as Chief of Reserves & Cadets


2011 - Candace Grier-Lowe
from Norway House, Manitoba becomes the 1st indigenous Woman veterinarian dentist in the world and the 1st to graduate in Canada in this specialty

2011 - Andromache Karakatsanis
(1955-  ) is appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada Source: Diversifying the bar; Law Society of Upper Canada online accessed January 2013.:

August 26, 2011 -
40 women participated in the Longest Ice Hockey Game 4 CF, at Canlan Ice Sports Burnaby 8 Rinks in Burnaby, British Columbia. The goal was to play for the next 10 days as they attempted to set a new Guinness World Record for playing the longest hockey game while also raising funds and awareness for the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

September 1, 2011 -
1st ever economic summit on women is sponsored by the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperative (APEC) is held in San Francisco , U.S.A.

October 2, 2011 - Alison Redford
(1965-   ) becomes the 1st woman Premier of the province of Alberta

October 21, 2011 - Rona Ambrose (1969-   ) Minister responsible for the Status of Women unveiled a plaque in Edmonton, Alberta, recognizing the Persons Case, an event of National Historic Significance

November 23, 2011 -
Chief Justice Robert Bauman concluded that polygamy remains illegal in Canada. His comprehensive legal opinion is the 1st in the world to fully expose the effects of polygamy Source: Sally Armstrong, Assent of Women: A New Age is Dawning For Every Mother’s Daughter. (Vintage Canada, 2013) page 79-80.  

2011 - Susan Ursel (1958-   ) wins the Canadian Bar Association Hero Award in recognition of her contribution to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Committee Source: Diversifying the bar; Law Society of Upper Canada online accessed January 2013

2011 - Catherine Beaulieu Bouvier Lamoureaux (1836-1918) pioneer of the Northwest Territories is declared an Nationally Historic Person, the 1st Métis woman of the Northwest Territories to receive this distinction

2011 -
Canadian women take international gold medals in soccer

2011 - Fire Service Women Ontario is formed Source: Women firefighters as capable as males. Noorthumberlandnews.com Accessed June 2013

2011 - Erin Bruzzese, a 10 year veteran of the Kamloops British Columbia Fire Rescue, is the 1st woman to appear on the Firefighters annual calendar. She says she volunteered because it is for a good cause Source: Kamloops Daily News November 12, 2011

2011 - Jennifer Heil (1983-   ) finishes her career in freestyle skiing by winning tow Gold Medals in women's moguls at the Freestyle Skiing World Championships and  is voted by the Canadian Press as winner of the Bobbie Rosenfeld Award as Canada's Top Female Athlete of the Year

2011 - The British  royal  family ends a 1000 years of tradition by reversing  a primogeniture rule that favoured  males for succession to the throne Females now have the same rights to the throne as men

Deaths 2011:
January 14, 2011-
Died Lucy Slade (1972-2011) medal winning Kayaker and canoeist
January 29, 2011 -
Died
Loreen Rice Lucas (1914-2011) author
February 17, 2012 -
Died
Dorothy 'Dodi' Elizabeth Robb (1920?-2012) pioneer worker in Canadian television
March 2011 -
Died
Mary Greyeyes-Reid (1920-2011) 1st aboriginal woman in the Canadian Army Corps
March 12, 2011 -
Died Dr. Olive Patricia Dickason C.M., PhD., D.Litt. (1920-2011) journalist, professor & scholar. Canada's expert on the history of aboriginal peoples
March 18, 2011 - Died Gladys Marguerite Hawkins-Pitcher (1916-2011) one of the last living players of the Preston Rivulettes Hockey Club
March 18, 1926 - Died Joanna Miller (1926-2012) well known award winning peace activist
April 4, 2011 -
Died Mary Bryant (1919-2011) community activist
April 8, 2011 - Died
Freda Ahenakew (1932-2011) Aboriginal author, Member, Order of Canada & Saskatchewan Order of Merit
April 10, 2011 -
Died
Hanna Newcombe (1922-2011) social activist for peace
April 13, 2011 -
Died
Anne Adamson Campbell (1912-2011) award winning choral conductor
April 24, 2011 - Died
Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Berthiaume Wicken (1927-2011) played with the All American Girls Professional Baseball League
May 28, 2011- Died Born Alice Robitaille/Alys Robi (1923-2011) well known Quebec singer
June 14, 2011 -
Died Rhea Whitehead (1936-2011) social activist & pacifist

June 22, 2011 - Died Jane Watson Heffelfinger (????-2011) actress, broadcaster and volunteer
July 2011 -
Died Rita Laroque Morel (1911-2011) public servant
July 10, 2011 -
Died  
Pierrette Alaire (1921-2011) opera singer
July 17, 2011 -
Died Yoné Young (?-2011) dancer & manager of her own dance company
August 2, 2011 -
Died
Joanne Strong Philpott (1930-2011) columnist for the Globe and Mail newspaper
August 14, 2011 - Died Frances Morrison (1918-2011) librarian in Saskatchewan

August 30, 2011 - Died Joyce Marguerite Brennan (1929-2011) 1st woman Elected to the Smith Falls, Ontario Town Council
September 15, 2011 - Died Frances Bay (1918-2011) actor & star on Canada's Walk of Fame.
September 27, 2011 - Died Maryvonne Kwendergi/Kendergian (1915-2011) broadcaster, author, professor, musicologist, & pianist
October 1, 2011 -
Died Nancy Riche (1944-2011) awarded the 1992 Persons Case & known as a woman of courage

October 2, 2011 - Died Cindy Shatto (1957-2011) true pioneer in the sports of swimming and diving  
October 13, 2011 - Died
Barbara Kent (1907-2011) silent screen movie star
October 17, 2011 - Died Barbara Kathleen Buchner (1927-2011) medical researcher in virology, hepatitis & radiommunoassay
October 23, 2011 - Died  Tillie Taylor (1922-2011) lawyer & social worker
October 24, 2011 - Died Laverna Katie Dollimore (1922-2011) administrative diplomatic civil servant who aided saving American Diplomats during 1979 Iranian revolution
November 2011 - Died Susan Budlovsky (1918-2011) heroine of Nazi death camps World War ll
November 2011 -
Died
Shirley Elford (1943-2011) acclaimed glass sculptor
November 3, 2011 -
Died Joyce Carter (1930-2011) fashion journalist
November 7, 2011 - Died Margaret Weisbord (1914-2011) musician
November 15, 2011 - Died Edra Isles Saunders Ferguson (1907-2011) 1st woman elected as alderman in St Thomas, Ontario

November 25, 2011 - Died Jean Casselman-Wadds (1920-2011,1961 1st woman appointed by the Canadian Government as  delegate to the United Nations. 1979 the 1st woman appointed as Canadian High Commissioner to Great Britain
November 26, 2011 - Died
Pat Holden Collins (1924-2011) one of the world's 1st women photo journalists
December 23, 2011 - Died
Mary Frances Fraser (1921-2011) award winning local historian from Brampton, Ontario
December 24, 2011 - Died Mary Noel Balke (1918-2011) librarian, journalist, & broadcaster with the CBC, librarian at Ottawa Public Library

 

2012

March 2012 -  Crystal Kennedy is the 1st  woman firefighter hired in Moncton, New Brunswick Source: CBC News New Brunswick. "Moncton adds female firefighter to its ranks."

2012 -
Olympic Games, London, England, Canada wins Bronze soccer medal

2012  -  Celebrating
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

June 1-5, 2012 - Canada joins other Commonwealth countries to celebrate the 60 reign of Queen Elizabeth II

September 4, 2012 - Pauline Marois (1949-   ) is elected as the 1st woman premier of the province of Quebec.

October 9, 2012  - Malala Yousafzai, 16 years old, is shot in the head by a member of the Taliban for daring to speak about education for girls. She will be awarded honorary citizenship in Canada for her heroism and contribution to women's rights in the world

October 11, 2012 - The United Nations declares this as the world’s 1st International Day of the Girl child

November 2, 2012 - Judith Guichon (1947-   ) becomes the 29th Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia

December 2012 - Kiara Adams is the 1st woman hired as a fire fighter in Whitehorse, Yukon Source: City of Whitehorse.ca accessed June 2013.

December 2012 - Christine Sinclair (1983-   ) wins the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada's Top Overall Athlete of the year after winning the Bobbie Rosenfeld Award as Top Female Athlete.  of the Year & the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada's Top Overall Athlete of the Year

December 8, 2012 - the city of Victoria , British Columbia, declares this day to be Dr. Victoria Cheung (Chung) Day. While in China, Dr. Cheung cared for an taught medicine. This is the 100th anniversary of her Jiangmen Central Hospital. A three meter high statue stand in the lobby of the hospital in South Guangzhou Province

Deaths 2012:
January 2012 - Died Dorothy Annabelle Straton McPhedran (   -2012) 1st woman to be Inspector of Schools for the Ontario Ministry of Education
January 5, 2012 - Died Lois Boyle (1932-2012) "mother of the Snowbirds" Canada's flying aerobatic team
January 5, 2012 -  Died F. Marguerite "Peggy" Hill (1919-2012) medical doctor
January 10, 2012 - Died Rachelle Halpenny (1950-2012) sport personality who say no disability to entering the "Game"
January 19, 2010 - Died Sarah Burke (1982-2012) medal winning pioneer of women's freestyle skiing
January 22, 2012 -
Died Mary Evelyn "Molly" Cameron (   -2012) librarian known for her outstanding contribution to her profession
January 25, 2012 - Died Alice Moulton (1911-1912) librarian with the University of Toronto
February 1, 2012 - Died Edith Virginia Vuchnick (   -2012) social activist & volunteer, president of Canadian YWCA & Member of the Y World Council
February 2, 2012 - Died Joyce Carmen Barkhouse (1913-2012) poet
February 6, 2012 - Died Coleen Thibaudeau (1925-2012) poet
February 10, 2012 - Died
Nancy Lee Tegart (1912-2012) pioneer in British Columbia
February 13, 2012 - Died Pat Lotz (1930-2012) librarian & researcher
February 14, 2012 - Died Eleanor Joan "Dusty" Miller (1929-2012) theater administrator
February 16, 2012 - Died Ethel Stark (1910- 2012) celebrated Canadian musician & founder Montreal Women's Orchestra
February 24, 2012 - Died Marjorie Bronfman (   - 2012) philanthropist
February 26, 2012 -  Died Jeannine Lock ( 1925-2012) award winning journalist, broadcaster, & producer
February 27, 2012 - Died
Pat Annesley (1936-2012) journalist
March 11, 2012 - Died
Gene Anne 'Jan' Turner (!926-2012) physician
March 14, 2012 -
Died Doris Elsie Guyatt (1929-2012) politician & acclaimed civil servant
March 21, 2012 - Died Jay Macpherson (1931-2012) award winning poet
March 24, 2012 -
Died
Alice Mildred Heap (1925-2012) social activist & pacifist.
March 30, 2012 - Died
Lena "Lee" Delmonico (1925-2012) played with the All American Girls Professional Baseball League
March 30, 2012 - Died Janet Margaret Anderson Perkin (1921-2012) played with the All American Girls Professional Baseball League
April 9, 2012 - Died Doris Ogilvie (1919-2012), a deputy judge juvenile & provincial courts & strong supporter of women's rights
April 12, 2012 - Died Lucy Tasseor Tutsweetok (1934-2012) Inuit artist & sculptor
April 19, 2012 -
Died Mabel Margaret Van Camp(1920-2012),1st woman appointed to the bench of the Supreme Court of Ontario
April 20, 2012 - Died Lillian McGregor (1924-2012),
1st Elder in residence at the University of Toronto & lecturer on the seven sacred teachings of the elders:  She was the 1st native woman awarded an honorary doctorate of law from the University of Toronto
April 23, 2012 - Died
Flo Whyard (1917-2012), journalist, editor Whitehorse Star, MLA and Mayor of Whitehorse, Yukon.
April 28, 2012 - Died
Elizabeth Joan Latimer (1945-2014) renowned palliative care medical pioneer
April 29, 2012 -
Died
Daisy Juror (1920-2012) baseball player for the All American Girls Baseball League
May 19, 2012 - Died Charlotte Starkey (1910-2012) volunteer at various levels of Girl Guides for 55 years
June 5, 2012 - Died Wafa Dabbagh (1962- 2012) 1st woman to wear a religious head covering in the Canadian Armed Forces
June 9, 2012 - Died
Rachel Browne (1934-2012) founder Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers
June 21, 2012 -
Died Maria Marrelli (1915-2012) social activist on behalf of Italian Canadians she was presented with the Italian Order of Merit
June 25, 2012 - Died Lucella Catherine Ross (1921-2012) played with the All American Girls Professional Baseball League
August 18, 2012 - Died Cathie Anne Oberholtz (!940-2012) anthropologist
August 29, 2012 - Died Ruth Miriam Goldbloom (1923-2012) force behind the development of Pier 21 Museum in Halifax, Nova Scotia
September 11, 2012 - Died Elsie Cressman (1923-2012) Order of Ontario for work in midwifery
September 11, 2012 - Died Jeanne Brault Laurin (1923-2012),1st woman mechanic in Canada
September 24, 2012 - Died Mimi Mitchell Donald (1917-2012) Canada's most outstanding teacher of the deaf in 20th century
September 26, 2012 - Died Sylvia Olga Fedoruk (1927-2012) 1st woman Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan
September 26, 2012 - Died Elizabeth "Betty" Brewster (1926-2012) poet
September 29, 2012 - Died Barbara Ann Scott (1928-2012) Canada's Sweetheart figure skated who won a gold medal in 1948 Olympics
October 18, 2012 - Died Janet "Jay" Barbara Acton (1941-2012) skier
November 9, 2012 - Died Helen Kathleen Mussallem (1915-2012) decorated nurse
November 10, 2012 -
Died Purvathi "Pari" Basrur (1921-2012) 1st woman to work at the Ontario Veterinary College on faculty, University of Guelph 
November 16, 2012 - Died Ruth Tulving (1930-2012) artist
November 22, 2012 -
Died Beverly Witter Du Gas (1923-2012) nurse
November 30, 2012 -
Died Rhoda Pendleton Baxter (1928-2012) singer
December 2012 - Died Magda Pennington (1928-2012)architect noted for her design of house.
December 10, 2012 - Died Diane Mary Loomer (1940-2012) Choirmaster, composer, Order of Canada recipient
December 12,  2012 - Died
Jean Roberts (1926-2012) stage actor
 

2013 February 11, 2013 - Kathleen O'Day Wynne (1953-   ) is sworn in as the 25th Premier of Ontario, the 1st LBTQ Premier in Canada

June 13, 2013 -
The documentary Sing Me the Songs, Celebrating the Works of Kate McGarrigle (1946-2010) is released

June 19, 2013 -
The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) has elected Zoe Yujnovick, President and CEO of Canada's largest iron ore production company, The Iron Ore Co. of Canada, as Chair of the MAC. She is the 1st woman to be Chair in the Mac's 78 year history

October 2013 - Christine Sinclair
(1983 -  ) is inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame, Toronto Source: Walk of Fame

2013 - Eugenie Bouchard (1994-   ) ranked # 32 in the Women's Tennis Association is named Most Improved Player and who reaches the Wimbledon finals  is voted by the Canadian Press as winner of the Bobbie Rosenfeld Award as Canada's Top Female Athlete of the Year

Deaths 2013:
January 3, 2013 -
Died Joy Roberts-White (1910-2013) broadcast journalist who worked for BBC, CBC, Reuters & CTV
January 5, 2013 -
Died Heather B. S. MacGregor (1921-2013) war bride
January 8, 2013 - Died Kenojuak Ashevak (1927-2013) Inuit artist of Cape Dorset
January 12, 2013 -
Died
Margaret Evelyn Prang (1921-201) pioneer & innovator in developing  concept of family which did not necessarily include a husband
January 16, 2013 -
Died Marjorie Mills (1945-2013) piano player who recorded with Quality Records of Canada, Master recordings and Gemstone Records
January 16, 2013 - Died
Isabel Frances Leith Macdonald (1917-2013) drama teacher
January 23, 2013 - Died Susan Douglas Rubes (1925-2013) actor with a long distinguished career on stage, TV, & film
January 26, 2013 - Died
Daurene Lewis (1943-2013) 1st Black woman in Canada to become a mayor when elected mayor of Annapolis, Nova Scotia.
February 8, 2013 -
Died Hope Morritt (   -2013) author & educator
March 4, 2013 -
Died Lucile Garner Grant (1910-2013) 1st woman hired as a stewardess by Trans-Canada Airlines
March 12, 2013 - Died
Madelaine Parent (1918-2013) social activist & labour leader
March 23, 2013 - Died
Joan Ann Cooch (1932-2013) pioneer women's hockey coach.
March 27, 2013 - Died Yvonne Brill (1924-2013) award winning, pioneering engineer, & space scientist and inventor
April 1, 2013 - Died Marge Linden (1935-2013), 1st woman all night disc jockey on Montreal Radio &the 1st  to appear TV in Montreal.
April 4, 2013 - Died Ayako "Irene" Uchida (191-2013) medical researcher who connected radiation and Downs Syndrome in pregnancy
April 7, 2013 - Died
Dr. Betty Feniak (1920-2013) home economics professor University of Manitoba
April 14, 2013 - Died Susan Harrison (1948-2013) author
April 16, 2013 - Died Rita MacNeil (1944-2013) singer who promoted her Maritime homeland
April 17, 2013 -
Died
Edna Mae 'Deana' Durbin (1931-2013) movie actor from 1930's
April 22, 2013 -
Died
Jean Petrona Angus (1923-2013) Deaconess & leader in the United Church of Canada
May 5, 2013 -
Died
Judith Brady (1931-2013) social activist 
May 7, 2013 - Died
Mariruth Sarsfield (1930-2013),journalist & broadcaster
May 17, 2013 - Died Linda Marie Giesbrecht (1952-2013) lawyer
May 25, 2013 - Died Evelyn Beatrice "Lynn" Tyrrell (1920-2013) fashion designer

June 1, 2013 - Died
Jane Purves (1949-2013)  journalist & politician
June 3, 2013 - Died
Amy Louise Marsland (1924-2013) journalist
June 4, 2013 - Died Elizabeth 'Betsey' Carroll Martin (1959-2013) philanthropist

June 14, 2013 - Died Lily Rosebush (1924-2013) pioneer worker against drunk drivers
June 25, 2013 - Died 
Agnes Holmes (1920-2013, played with the All American Girls Professional Baseball League
June 26, 2013 - Died Bronislawa "Betty" Barban (1913-2013) pianist, who became 1st conductor of the St John Symphony Orchestra.
June 30, 2013 - Died
Bridgid Ann Davidson (1958-2013) social activist
July 12, 2013 - Died
Rosemarie Riddell (1946-2013) nurse ahead of her time supporting HIV/Aids patients
August 1, 2013 - Died
Anne Goodman (1950-2013) educator
August 11, 2013 - Died
Claire Lorraine Mackay (1930-2013) author
August 23, 2013 - Died Goldie "Red" Burns (1925-2013) academic, enthusiastic teacher  
September 15, 2013 - Died Reva Potashin (1921-2013) psychologist
September 22, 2013 - Died
Eleni Skalbania (1943-2013) businesswoman
September 22, 2013 - Died Clara McCandless Thomas (1919-2013) author & professor.
September 28, 2013 -
Died Inger Hansen (1929-2013) Justice in Ontario  Court of Justice.
October 8, 2013 - Died Denise Marie Baillargeon (11946-2013) founder of Rescuing Our African Daughters
October 13, 2013 - Died Rosalie Alma Gower (1931-2013) social activist
October 23, 2013 - Died Ruth Galbraith (1932-2013) medical doctor & role model for working mothers
November 4, 2013 - Died Marion Fulton (1921-2013) volunteer, Order of Canada 1978 & Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame 1988
November 12, 2013  - Died Dorothy May Copithorn (1919-2013) musician of piano, & organ
November 15, 2013 - Died
Sarla Bedi (1924-2013) 1st woman to be registered as a Hindu priest in Ontario.
December 10, 2013 - Died Leigh Anne Chapple (1955-2013) journalist/broadcaster in Ottawa
 
2014 February 2014 - Olympic Games Sochi, Russia. Canadian 
Gold Medals: February 8, 2014 Justine Dufour-Lapointe, Freestyle skiing;  February 11, 2014, Dara Howell, Freestyle Skiing; February 19,  2014, Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse, Bobsleigh;  February 20, 2014, Jenifer Jones, Kaitlyn Lawes, Jill Offier, Dawn McEwen, and Kristen Wall women's curling; February 20, 2014, Meghan Agosta-Marciano, Gillian Apps, Melodie Daoust, Laura Fortino, Jayna Hefford, Haley Irwin, Brianne Jenner, Rebecca Johnston, Charline Labonté, Geneviève Lacasse, Jocelyne Larocque, Meaghan Miklelson, Caroline Ouellette, Marie-Philip Poulin, Lauriane Rougeau, Natalie Spooner, Shannon Szabados, Jenn Wakfeield, Catherine Ward, Tara Watchorn, and Haley Wickeneiser  for Ice hockey; February 21, 2014 Marielle Thompson, Freestyle skiing.
Silver medals: February 8, 2014, Chloé Dufour-Lapointe, freestyle skiing; February 9, 2014 Meagan Duhamel, Kristen Moore-Towers, Kaetlyn Osmond, Tessa Virtue, figure skating; February 17, 2014 Dominique Maltais, snowboarding; February 18, 2014 Marie-Eve Drolte, Jessica Hewitt, Valérie Maltais and Marianne St-Gelais, short track 3000 meter relay:
Bronze Medals: February 8, 2014 Kelsey Serwa , freestyle skiing; February 11, 2014 Kim Lamarre, freestyle skiing; February 16, 2014 Jan Hudec, alpine skiing

August 2014 - Jocelyne Roy-Vienneau (1956-   ) becomes the 1st Acadian woman to be Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick

2014 - Anne of Green Gables, the Musical, holds the Guiness World Record for the longest musical theatre production marking its 50th anniversary

November 17-19 2014 -
  the International Conference on women and Girl Child for Social and Economic Equality is held in Karnataka, India

2014 - Eugenie Bouchard (1994-   ) reached 5th in the Women's Tennis Association rankings while being named Most improved player  is voted by the Canadian Press as winner of the Bobbie Rosenfeld Award as Canada's Top Female Athlete of the Year for the second year

2014 - Linda Hasenfratz (1966-  )
becomes the 1st woman to be EY Canada's Entrepreneur of the Year

2014 - Kaillie Humphries
(1985-   ) the 1st female bobsledder to defend her Olympic title is voted by the Canadian Press winner of the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada's Top Overall Athlete of the Year

Deaths 2014:
January 17, 2014 - Died Francine Lalande (1940-2014) federal politician who championed assisted suicide
January 17, 2014 -
Died Barbara Alice West Jefferys Allen (1916-2014) artist
January 22, 2014 -
Died E. Margaret Fulton (1922-2014) renowned feminist of her era.
January 26, 2014 -
Died Doris Witiuk (1929-2014) played with the All American Girls Professional Baseball League.
February 14, 2014 -
Died
Judith Winifred Taylor Mappin (1928-2014), renowned bookstore owner Montreal
February 11, 2014 - Died Mavis Gallant (1922-2014) acclaimed author
February 18, 2014 - Died
Mavis Gallant (1922-2014) author & playwright, Companion of Order of Canada
February 20, 2014 - Died
Josefina Napravilova (1914-2014) returned children to Czech Republic after World War ll
February 21, 2014 - Died Molly Chadsey (1916-2014) World War ll photographic specialist

March 18, 2014 - Died
Heather Robertson (1943-2014) author & journalist.
March 21, 2014 - Died
Barbara Mary Wilson (1931-2014), archivist & historian
April 2014 - Died
Miriam Alleyne Priscilla Renouf (1953-2014) archeologist
April 15, 2014 - Died Kirsten Bishopric (1963-2014) actor of stage, television & movies
April 23, 2014 -
Died Mary Jane Wright (1915-2014)1st woman in Canada to chair a major psychology department at a university
April 26, 2014 - Died
Catherine Mallory Knowles (1919-2014) librarian
April 29, 2014 - Died Marta Nielson (1961-2014) producer & director of documentary films
May 13, 2014 -
Died
Anastasia Marie Shkilmyk (1945-2014), social worker
May 17, 2014 -
Died
Rose Eleanor Milne (1925-2014) sculptor
May 27, 2014 -
Died
Geraldine 'Geri' Migicovsky (1921-2014) actor & social activist who brought '911' service to Ottawa
May 31, 2014 - Died Patricia 'Pat' Mary McDonagh (1934-2014) fashion designer
June 1, 2014 - Died
Kathryn Elizabeth McCallion (1945-2014) career diplomat
June 11, 2014 -
Died Alice Mary Sidgwick (1922-2014) medical doctor & choir master
June 18, 2014 -
Died
Claire Martin Faucher (1914-2014) author
June 21, 2014 -
Died Lorna van Mossel (1923-2014) social activist who worked with new immigrants
June 22, 2014 -
Died
Elizabeth Comper (1945-2014) philanthropist & social motivator for anti-Semitism
June 28, 2014 - Died Anne A. Taylor (1946-2014) teacher, communications administrator, & volunteer
July 4, 2014 - Died Lorraine Mary Williams (1932-2014) social worker & volunteer
July 21, 2014 - Died
Virginia Luella 'Ginger' Byfield (1929-2014) journalist & editor
July 24, 2014 -
Died Jessie Innes London (   -2014) journalist
July 25, 2014 - Died Jane Elizabeth Proctor (1949-2014) physiotherapist to team Canada

July 27, 2014 - Died
Tove Bording (1935-2014) civil servant, Foreign Service Officer for Canada
August 22, 2014 - Died Grace Jean Sutherland Boggs (1922-2014) civil servant with National Gallery of Canada
August 29, 2014 - Died
Hanna Spencer (1914-2014) President National Women's Council
September 4, 2014 - Died
Margaret 'Maggie" Glenesk Beal Morris (1925-2014) radio & TV personality & Bell telephone voice
October 20, 2014 -
Died
Marie Warder (1927-2014) journalist & author of 24 books
October 21, 2014 - Died Bertha Cook (1922-2015) social activist for equality for Métis women
October 21, 2014 - Died
Catherine Mary Wisnicki.(1919-2014) 1st Canadian woman to graduate from university in architecture
October 29, 2014 - Died Mary Irene Patricia Jolliffe (1923-2014) press agent for the arts
October 29, 2014 -
Died
Mildred 'Millie' Sarah Maria Tremblay (1925-2014) award winning poet
November 3, 2014 -
Died
Margaret Anne Wilson Thompson (1920-2014) leading researcher in the field of muscular dystrophy
November 4, 2014 - Died Irma Elizabeth Hacking (1917-2014) World War l nurse

November 12, 2014 -
Died
Adele Ward (1932-2014) broadcast journalist who worked mainly for children
November 18, 2014 -
Died
Borgny Pearson (1920-2014), journalist & federal government communications officer
December 12, 2014 - Died
Mary Eleanor Nichols Bales (1942-2014) award winning realtor
December 21, 2014 -
Died Sonia 'Toni' Esmée Florence d'Artois (1924-2014) secret agent during World War ll

 

2015 2015- Sara Jeannette Duncan (1861-1922) and Agnes Maude Machar (1837-1927) are declared persons of National Historic Significance Source: internet news.google.com/newspapers.

March 19, 2015 - Janice Filmon
(1943-   ) becomes the 2nd woman to be appointed as Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba

August 29, 2015 -
Ashley Callingbull-Burnham  earned the title Miss Universe, the 1st First  Canadian & 1st Aboriginal woman to win this title

October 4, 2015 -
The organization REDress asks for donations of dresses which will be used as displays across the country representing missing and murdered Aboriginal Women

October 19, 2015 -
88 women are elected to seats in the House of Commons in Ottawa. This the highest number of women Members of Parliament to date. Women made up 33% of the candidates in the federal election and 26% of the women who ran won seats in the House of Commons.

November 4, 2016 -
For the 1st time in Canadian history  the Cabinet of the federal government of Canada includes an equal number of women and men, 15 of each

2015 - Brooke Henderson
(1997-   ) the 1sdt Canadian to win on the Ladies Professional Golf Association Tour in more than ten years  is voted by the Canadian Press as winner of the Bobbie Rosenfeld Award as Canada's Top Female Athlete of the Year

Deaths 2015:

January 10, 2015 - Died Anne Abrametz (1915-2015) social activist for Canada's Ukrainian culture preservation
January 10, 2015 - Died Patricia Martens (1952-2015) science researcher
January 10, 2015 - Died Verna Marie Huffman Splane (1914-2015) acclaimed nurse

January 22, 2015 - Died Suzanne Lapointe (1934-2015) singer, actor & television host
January 23, 2015 -
Died
Jalynn Bennett (1943-2015) powerhouse businesswoman
January 23, 2015 -
Died Semma Holt (1922-2015) journalist, author &
the 1st Jewish woman elected to a seat in House of Commons  Ottawa
January 31, 2015 - Died Elizabeth Cordelia 'Corrie' Eaton (1910-2015) indomitable woman doctor
January 31, 2015 -
Died Elise Partridge (1958-2015) poet
February 5, 2015 -
Died Louise Maheux-Forcier (1929-2015) acclaimed award winning author
February 26, 2015 -
Died
Martha Ruth Cohen (1920-2015) social activist & philanthropist
March 17, 2015 - Died Betty Lee (1921-2015) pioneer journalist

May 1, 2015 -
Died Elizabeth 'Betty' Whittall (1931-2015) International and Olympic champion swimmer
May 31, 2015 -
Died Gladys Taylor (    2015) writer, journalist, & publisher
June 4, 2015 - Died
Edythe Elizabeth Goodridge (1937-2015) social activist
June 11, 2015 - Died
Kay Helen McDaniel (1917-2015) played with the All American Girls Professional Baseball League
June15, 2015 -
Died Helen Dacey Wilson (1927-2015) author, broadcaster, & civil servant
July 10, 2005 -
Died
Linda R. Bull (1950-2015) internally acclaimed indigenous rights advocate
July 11, 2015 -
Died Claudia Joan Alexander (1959- 2015)  scientist
July 26, 2015 -
Died Flora MacDonald (1926-2015)  renowned politician of the 70's & social activist for Afghanistan.
August 7, 2015 - Died
Born Frances Kathleen Oldman Kelsey (1914-2015) Doctor who saved the U.S.A from Thalidomide
August 13, 2015 -
Died
Dorothy Muriel Wylie (1929-2015) nurse & educator
August 23, 2015 -
Died
Frances Jane Wasselein (1946-2015) social activist & feminist in British Columbia
August 24 2015 -
Died
Phyllis 'Pat' Grosskurth (1924-2015) author & 1st female professor in English Department, University of Toronto
August 25, 2015 - Died Marguerite McDonald (1941-2015)
1st female national reporter at CBC TV’s parliamentary bureau in Ottawa
October 4, 2015 - Died Pamela Ann McDougall (1925-2015) Foreign Service Officer, Diplomat
October 16, 2015 -
Died
Ruth Hammond (1920-2015) pioneer in public relations
December 16, 2015 -
Died
Ruth Marion Bell (1919-2015) social activist working for women's right
December 20, 2015 - Died Hazel Desbarats (1936-2015) stage actor
 

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