Category Archives: Canadian

From the archives: Doris Anderson (Herstory 2011)

As editor of Chatelaine magazine from 1957 to 1977, Doris Anderson was a powerful voice for women’s rights in Canada, broaching contentious issues such as abortion, family abuse, divorce reform, pay equity and the problems of working mothers. “She set … Continue reading

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From the archives: LOTTA HITSCHMANOVA (Herstory 2010)

Many Canadians will remember the accented voice of Lotta Hitschmanova from her radio and television commercials in the 1960s and ‘70s that made 56 Sparks Street the second most famous address in Ottawa and perhaps all of Canada. Lotta was … Continue reading

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This month in Herstory 2013: Alexandra Hubbard Morton

As a child growing up in Connecticut, Alexandra dreamed of studying animals in the wild. As a young woman, she went to California to work with Dr. John Lilly, a pioneer in underwater dolphin communication. There, she met a pair … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Brewster (1922 – 2012)

ELIZABETH WINIFRED BREWSTER August 26, 1922 – December 26, 2012 Elizabeth Brewster led a quiet life, but her poetry left a singular and insightful voice on the Canadian landscape. She was born in Chipman, NB, in 1922 and died in … Continue reading

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This Week in Herstory 2012: Betty Ann Baker

This week in Herstory 2012, we honour the achievements of Betty Ann Baker, an advocate for the underprivileged, unemployed and disadvantaged in the Niagara Region. In 1981, she helped create Niagara Peninsula Homes, which now manages 2,700 non-profit housing units. She … Continue reading

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This week in Herstory 2012: Eliza Olson

Eliza Olson is fighting to save the Burns Bog, a unique peat ecosystem in BC’s Fraser River Valley. Over the years, developers have proposed filling the bog for commercial buildings, a golf course and a major highway. “There are many … Continue reading

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Herstory 2013 shows its true colours

Published every year since 1974, except in 1983 and 1984, Herstory: the Canadian Women’s Calendar has served as a fascinating collection and documentation of the lives of a wide spectrum of Canadian women of all ages and from all walks … Continue reading

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