National Council of Women of Canada


Founded 1893 in Toronto; member of the International Council of Women; federation of nationally organized societies and local and provincial councils of women; founding members included Dominion Women’s Suffrage Association; adopted suffrage platform 1910.

 Further reading:

Veronica Strong-Boag, The Parliament of Women: the National Council of Women of Canada (Ottawa: National Museum of Canada, 1976).

Naomi Griffiths, The Splendid Vision: Centennial History of the National Council of Women, 1893-1993 (Ottawa: Carleton University Press, 1993).

Marjorie Norris, A Leaven of Ladies: a History of the Calgary Local Council of Women (Calgary: Detselig Enterprises, 1995).

Catherine L. Cleverdon, The Woman Suffrage Movement in Canada (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1974).

Carol Lee Bacchi, Liberation Deferred?: The Ideas of the English-Canadian Suffragists, 1877-1918 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1983).

Veronica Strong-Boag

Veronica Strong-Boag

Veronica Strong-Boag, Ph.D, FRSC, is a Canadian historian specializing in the modern history of women and children in Canada. She is Professor Emerita of Women's History at the University of British Columbia. In 1988 she won the John A. Macdonald Prize (awarded to the best book in Canadian history) for her study of the lives of women in Canada between the wars, entitled The New Day Recalled. In 1993–94 she served as president of the Canadian Historical Association. She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2001. In July 2012 the Royal Society of Canada announced that Strong-Boag would be awarded the J. B. Tyrrell Historical Medal "for outstanding work in the history of Canada."