On January 28, 1916, Manitoba women became the first in Canada to receive the right to vote and hold office in provincial elections. Now, 100 years later, Canadian Geographic is commemorating the history of women's suffrage in Canada and celebrating modern trailblazers. Throughout 2016 we will feature interviews with prominent Canadian women as well as articles about women’s issues, past and present.
The Bank of Canada has announced that Viola Desmond will become the first Canadian woman to be featured on a regularly circulating banknote in 2018
Display at the Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa also explores the historical context of women's suffrage
The president of the National Inuit Youth Council talks climate change, women's issues and Inuit culture
How evaluating an educational program that helps women in India empower themselves could help ensure its future
The Cree singer-songwriter explains what makes Saskatchewan's Qu'Appelle Valley so special to her
As the first Canadian woman in space and the first astronaut-neurologist, Roberta Bondar has explored the farthest reaches of our planet, been at the cutting edge of science and shattered society’s expectations of women. Her latest foray into the world of photography has taken her to some of the most extreme places on Earth and allowed her to share her unique perspective of Canada.
In 2018, a Canadian banknote will for the first time prominently feature an iconic Canadian woman. Here's a timeline of key events leading up to the decision, a breakdown of what happens next and how to get involved.
Explore this interactive story map, which highlights the journeys and accomplishments of Canadian heroines in honour of International Women's Day.
Whether diving in Antarctic waters, making scientific breakthroughs or summiting Everest, these remarkable women are making their mark on Canada and the world.
Explore this interactive story map to learn how suffrage developed in Canada
We dug through nine decades of the archives of Canadian Geographic magazine to see how women were represented in its pages.
In this extended interview (see the January/February 2016 issue for the original), Clarkson reflects on the challenges facing Canadian women today.
She was Canada's first and, so far only, woman prime minister. These days, the accomplished speaker has championed a number of organizations, such as the Council of Women World Leaders and the International Women's Forum. Here, Campbell discusses her views on women's issues in Canada.
We caught up with Margaret Atwood at The Royal Canadian Geographical Society's 2015 College of Fellows Annual Dinner to talk about Canada's geography, climate change and how to get away with murder in the Arctic.
The Canadian historian and author celebrates the contributions of Canadian women in her work. Now, she's looking to get Canadian women on banknotes. We sat down with Forster to talk about her campaign.