1(c) Grace Hartman was the National president of CUPE from 1975 to 1983. In 1991 she was inducted into the Labour Hall of Fame. Phyllis Lambert was the founder of the Canadian Centre of Architecture in Montreal. Adelaide Hoodless (1857 - 1910) was an educator in Ontario who helped found the YWCA.
(2) (b) 1972 The Oasis Shelter opened in Calgary in February of 1972. The shelter had space for 20 women and children. There are currently 82 transition houses and safe houses in B.C., with space for 678 women and children.
(3) (c) 1998 Team tryouts began on September 8, 1997. Twenty-eight women tried out for the 20 team positions. Eight team members are from Ontario, four from Quebec, four from New Brunswick, two from Alberta, one from Manitoba and one from Saskatchewan. The Olympic committee agreed to forming a women's hockey event in 1993.
(4) (c) 1977 Nadine Caron made history in 1997 when she became the first aboriginal woman to graduate from UBC's Faculty of Medicine.
(5) (b) 30.3% Research conducted between 1992 and 1994 found that the number of women-led firms has increased by 19.7%, compared to 8.7% for all firms. Women-led firms are creating jobs at four times the average rate, and they employ considerably more people than the largest 100 companies combined 1.7 million compared to 1.5 million.
(6) (a) 1876 The suffrage movement began in 1876 with the founding of the Toronto Women's Literary Club by Emily Beecher Stowe.
(7) (c) 83% In 1996, 612,695 families in British Columbia had children living at home. Of these families, nearly 23% were headed by lone-parents. Nearly 83% of all lone-parent families in British Columbia are headed by women. One in five children living at home lives in a lone-parent family.
(8) (a) 5% In 1997, women averaged 5% of the enrollment in apprenticeship programs. In June of 1997, the mandate of the new Industry, Training and Apprenticeship Commission was expanded to increase participation of under-represented groups - including youth, older workers, women, aboriginal people, people with disabilities and visible minorities - and to encourage them to choose industrial training and apprenticeship.
(9) (c) 30% of immigrant women and girls entered Canada as skilled workers, which means they have formal training in a trade or profession so they are likely to find employment in Canada. Nearly 20% of immigrant women and girls have entered under the business category.
(10) (c) Emily Ferguson Murphy emerged as a leader in the fight for social reform, for women's rights and in obtaining the vote for women. She also led the struggle to have women recognized as ÒpersonsÓ in the eyes of the law. Julia Beckwith Hart (1796 - 1867) born in Fredericton, New Brunswick was the first Canadian born women novelist. Alice Munro is a respected Canadian author.
(11) (a) 1% Of the women who graduated in 1993, one per cent earned degrees in applied science and engineering.
(12) (b) 1930 Canada's first birth control clinic was opened in Ontario. Dr. Elizabeth Bagshaw was the first Canadian doctor to work in such a clinic and she volunteered her Friday afternoons for the next 34 years in order to provide women with this much needed service.
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