|2016||February 2, 2016 - Melanie Mark
(1976- ) is the 1st Aboriginal
woman elected to the Legislature of British Colombia.
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.
January 16, 2016 - Died Constance Elizabeth Beresford-Howe (1922-2016) author of short stories and novels.
January 19, 2016 - Died Felicitas Svejda (1920-2016) geneticist.
February 15, 2016 - Died Constance Glube (1931-2016) ist woman appointed to the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia.
March 24, 2016 - Died Marie-Claire Kirkland-Casgrain (1924-2016) 1st woman appointed to the Quebec provincial cabinet.
April 23, 2016 - Died Madeleine Louise Helene Sherwood (1922-2016) 1st woman to direct a short film for the American Film Institute.
May 13, 2016 - Died Jackie Shymanski (1965-2016) journalist with CTV & CNN
July 2, 2016 - Died Simone Eileen Roach (1922-2016) nun, and nursing educator.
July 18, 2016 - Died Margaret Elizabeth Cooper (1919-2016) decoder during World War ll.
August 30, 2016 - Died Elsie Eleanor Wayne (1932-2016) 1st woman mayor of Saint John , New Brunswick and former Member of Parliament.
September 2, 2016 - Died Margaret 'Marmie' Perkins Hess (1916-2016) specialist in Inuit art and aboriginal crafts.
September 19, 2016 - Died Annie Pootoogook (1969-2016) award winning Inuit artist.
September 24, 2016 - Died Raymonde 'Ray' Bowen (1919-2016) social activist for peace and women's rights.
October 30, 2016 - Died Tammy Grimes (1934-2016) actor on stage and in movies.
November 26, 2016 - Died Jean Elinor Portugal (1921-2016) journalist & author who chronicled stories of Canadian war veterans.
January 8, 2017 - Died Dorothy Charlotte Johnson (1925-2017) National President of the Women's Institutes and community volunteer.
January 20, 2017 - Died Joy Dorothy Coghill-Thorne (1926-2017) actor & promoter of theatre arts.
April 24, 2017 - Died Anne Marguerite Squire (1920-2017) Moderator of the United Church of Can