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Women's History Month - October 2023

October is Women's History Month in Canada, a time to celebrate the women and girls from our past, and our present, who are contributing to a better Canada.

This year's theme is Through Her Lens: Celebrating the Diversity of Women, emphasizing the importance of recognizing the achievements of women from diverse backgrounds. Let’s continue to honour women who don’t accept the status quo and fight hard to improve the lives of all women.

Alberta Minister of Arts, Culture and Status of Women, Tanya Fir, issued the following statement:

“October marks Women’s History Month, a time to celebrate the extraordinary achievements and contributions of women to our province’s history, culture and society.

Trailblazing women are intrinsic to Alberta’s history. Their tenacity and commitment to breaking barriers has made it possible for women today to become scientists, engineers, educators, athletes and politicians.

Women were also at the forefront of the suffrage movement in Canada. In 1916, Alberta became the third province to grant women the right to vote in provincial elections. It was from Alberta that the Famous Five launched the Persons Case that led to the recognition of women as persons under the law in 1929.

Today, women continue to be instrumental in their communities and workplaces. Just as their predecessors helped mould our province in the past, women today are key to shaping our future.”

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