Women on Banknotes


women on banknotes

Click on the image above to access the Change.org petition created by Merna Forster.

Please sign the petition.

You might want to nominate a certain favourite Canadian woman of your own.

We, of course, are happy to see that Addie has been endorsed.

Click on the photo below to add to the discussion, if you like.

addie on banknote


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About WI
Women’s Institute is a local, provincial, national and international organization that promotes women, families and communities. Our goal is to empower women to make a difference.

About FWIC

The idea to form a national group was first considered in 1912. In 1914, however, when the war began the idea was abandoned. At the war’s end, Miss Mary MacIsaac, Superintendent of Alberta Women’s Institute, revived the idea. She realized the importance of organizing the rural women of Canada so they might speak as one voice for needed reforms, and the value of co-ordinating provincial groups for a more consistent organization. In February 1919, representatives of the provinces met in Winnipeg, Manitoba, to form the Federated Women’s Institutes of Canada.

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  1. Reblogged this on The Zombies Ate My Brains and commented:

    Merna Forster’s Change.org petition has received considerable media attention lately. In 2011, the only Canadian women ever to make it on to our bank notes were erased and replaced with an icebreaker. Over 50,000 have signed Merna Forster’s petition on Change.org asking the Bank of Canada to commit to featuring women from Canadian history on our bank notes.

    Who would you want to see featured when you’re up at the cash? Submit your suggestion using our one-minute image generator and find out what the Canada $100.00 bill would look like with Emily Carr, Viola Desmond, Molly Brant or your favourite Canadian heroine from history!

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