Women’s History Month celebrates a more inclusive Canada
October is a season of change…and a fitting time for Women’s History Month in Canada.
Women and Gender Equality Canada have designated this year’s theme #BecauseOfYou, with a focus on celebrating the women and girls who have made — and continue to make — a lasting impact on our country.
Canadians are invited to get involved by:
- Visiting the Women of Impact in Canada gallery: This gallery recognizes the contributions and achievements of 100 exceptional Canadian women and girls, who have made an impact in politics, the arts and sciences, and countless other fields.
- Nominating a woman of impact: Is there someone who has inspired you? Submit your nomination today…new inductees will be announced in December 2020.
- Viewing Women in Canadian History: A Timeline: Check out a timeline detailing notable events in Canadian women’s history.
Elsie MacGill continues to inspire
Last year in Ottawa, the Ingenium Channel sat down with two young women who completed a research project about Elsie MacGill, the world’s first female aeronautical engineer and Canada’s first practising woman engineer. Learn why MacGill is still inspiring today’s youth in this Q-and-A article, International Women in Engineering Day: Remembering Elsie MacGill.
Earlier this month, Historica Canada released a new Heritage Minute about MacGill. Watch the short video, which follows MacGill in her role as chief engineer of the instrumental Hawker Hurricane aircraft during the Second World War.
A full transcript is available by enabling closed captioning in the YouTube video.