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International Women’s Day

March 8th is International Women’s Day, and the 2021 campaign theme is #ChooseToChallenge. “International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.” To learn more about this day, visit International Women’s Day and check out their school resources. Visit the Government of Canada website for more teacher resources and information about this day within a Canadian context. 

Check out some of the many books and e-books offered through the Learning Resource Centre and Library Services in the bookshelf below: 

Curio has compiled videos to support this day and highlight women’s achievements in the collections: Women’s Rights and Feminism and Women in Science: At the Heart of Nature. You can also find relevant articles in databases including: Gale in Context: Canada and Canadian Points of View Reference Centre by doing keyword searches for terms like “Canadian women” and “Women’s rights”.  

Please note that the Board has no control over the changing content of electronic resources. Use your professional judgement when accessing resources. Resources are for HCDSB staff and students only. 

Please contact your library staff for passwords and suggestions for additional books and resources, or contact us at if you have any other questions.