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Women’s History Month

October was designated by the Government of Canada as Women’s History Month. It is a time to celebrate the historical achievements of women throughout our country’s history. Throughout the month, specific days are celebrated, including International Day of the Girl Child on October 11 and Person’s Day on October 18.  The theme for 2021 is Women making history now in honour of the amazing work women in Canada are currently doing and the lasting impact they are making. 

International Day of the Girl Child is a United Nations observance day dedicated to supporting opportunities for girls worldwide and raising awareness of gender inequality.   

Person’s Day celebrates the historic decision in 1929 to include woman in the legal definition of “persons” in Canada, thus allowing women the right to be appointed to the Senate and participate in public and political life.   

The Government of Canada has created an online gallery and art project titled Women of Impact in Canada that features the stories of Canadian women in the arts, science, politics and human rights.  The exhibit includes biographies, an interactive map and a learner toolkit for educators.   

There are many resources available through the LRC and Library Services at HCDSB to support and celebrate Women’s History Month. Check out the topic guide below to find books and kits available through the LRC, eBooks through SORA, Tumblebooks and ABDO, articles and videos available through HCDSB databases, and additional resources. 

As always, contact your school Library professional for passwords or more information on accessing these and other related resources, or contact if you have any other questions.     

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