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.
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).