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Women’s History Month

Did you know that October is Women’s History Month?

Women’s History Month was established by the Government of Canada in 1992 to encourage greater awareness among Canadians of the contributions of women to our society and to develop a better understanding of the diverse roles women play in contemporary society.


WOMEN IN THE LEAD

To honour the girls and women in Canada, past and present, who have gone first, who opened doors for others to follow, the Government of Canada chose Women in the Lead as the theme for Women's History Month 2008.

Women in the Lead is an over-arching theme, honouring girls and women of all ages and all backgrounds in virtually every area of human endeavour: sports, agriculture, technological innovation, aeronautics, research, scholarship and academia, politics and government, the arts and business, to name just a few. By drawing attention to the many extraordinary achievements, past and present, of ordinary girls and women in Canada, we hope not only to raise awareness among Canadians but to inspire future generations to make history.

En 2010:

Le thème du Mois de l'histoire des femmes en 2010 - Honneur aux femmes d'affaires du Canada - reconnaît l'apport des femmes à la croissance et au développement économiques de notre nation. En tant que dirigeantes, décisionnaires et bâtisseuses de la prospérité, les femmes changent profondément notre façon de brasser des affaires au Canada.

« À l'échelle du Canada, les femmes créent des petites entreprises à un rythme record; pourtant, nous ignorons souvent le rôle vital qu'elles jouent dans nos collectivités, a déclaré la ministre fédérale de la Condition féminine, Rona Ambrose. Pendant le Mois de l'histoire des femmes, j'encourage la population canadienne à célébrer l'apport des femmes à la reprise économique et à la prospérité de notre pays. »

• Le Canada compte plus de 821 000 entrepreneures.

• Les femmes représentent le tiers de la main-d'œuvre autonome canadienne.

• Les femmes d'affaires apportent plus de 18 milliards de dollars par année à l'économie canadienne.

Pourquoi le mois d'octobre?

Au Canada, nous célébrons le Mois de l'histoire des femmes en octobre parce que c'est le 18 octobre 1929 qu'un groupe de femmes, aujourd'hui appelées les « Célèbres cinq », a réussi à faire reconnaître les femmes comme « personnes » devant la loi.

Des statues de ces femmes - Henrietta Muir Edwards, Nellie McClung, Louise McKinney, Emily Murphy et Irene Parlby - se dressent maintenant sur la Colline du Parlement.

Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements :  http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/femmes/002026-220-f.htm

 

October 2009

Women in the Lead: Winter Sports

As Women's History Month approaches, our country is in the final stages of preparing to host the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Vancouver. Inspired by the women and girls, past and present, who excel in winter sports, the Government of Canada has chosen Women in the Lead: Winter Sports as this year's theme.

In 2008, in recognition of the contributions of Canadian women and girls in all areas of human endeavour, we introduced the over-arching theme of Women in the Lead. This year, with the Winter Olympics and Paralympics around the corner, we honour the women athletes who have followed their dreams to become champions, who have rejected stereotypes and charted the course for other female athletes to follow - skiers, speed skaters, hockey players, wheelchair curlers, bobsledders, to name just a few.

Canadian women and girls have a long history of excellence in winter sports and we take pride in their individual achievements as well as their extraordinary commitment - to their sports, their teams and their country. We stand firmly behind our 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic athletes as they prepare, once again, to make history.

 

(Taken from the Status of Women Canada)






Fédération des francophones de Terre-Neuve et du Labrador (FFTNL)
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