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Edit, improve and create content on Wikimedia projects about women and non binary people in Canada.
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Two kinds of gender gap exist within the Wikimedia projects: a content gender gap (meaning that more men than women are covered in the content of the Wikimedia projects) and a participation gender gap (meaning that more men than women contribute to develop the Wikimedia projects). Wikimedia Canada has both kinds as its priorities. This page aims at helping to reduce the content gender gap by listing missing and incomplete content about women and nonbinary people in Canada on Wikimedia projects.

Wikipedia[edit]

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Wikipedia articles to create or improve[edit]

Canadian Women Biographies[edit]

Picture Name Description To do on English Wikipedia To do on French Wikipedia References Remarks
Sandra Perron First female infantry officer of the Canadian Army Article to be created
Violet Milstead First female Canadian bush pilot Article to be created
Mary Martha (born Maria Bunning) Sister in the Congregation of the Sisters of St Joseph, foundress and superior of the Sisters of St Joseph of the dicose of Hamilton, Ontario Article to be created Article to be created Dictionary of Canadian Biography
Tookoolito Nourse (profile).jpg Taqulittuq (or Tookoolito) Inuk interpreter and guide Article to be created
Sophia Simms First successful woman publisher in Toronto Article to be created Article to be created Dictionary of Canadian Biography
Livia Thür Hungarian sociologist and economist that had her career in Quebec Article to be created Stub to improve
Sylvie Bernard First Nation artist from Quebec Article to be created Add references
An Antane-Kapesh Innu writer Add references Add references
Monique Sioui Indigenous activist Stub to improve Add references
Leanne Betasamosake Simpson Indigenous writer, musician and academic Needs improvement Needs improvement
Christine Sioui-Wawanoloath First Nation writer and artist living in Quebec Stub to improve Stub to improve
Elizabeth Amherst Hale Canadian artist from Lower Canada Stub to improve Article to be created
Sarah Evanetz Canadian swimmer Stub to improve Article to be created
Roselle Knott, stage actress (SAYRE 4642).jpg Roselle Knott Canadian actress Article to be created
Catriona M. Steele Canadian clinician-scientist Article to be created
Qingzi Ouyang Badminton player Stub to improve Article to be created
Donna Jodhan Known for her involvement in a Canadian Supreme Court case whose verdict compelled the Canadian Government to make all of their websites accessible to persons with disabilities Stub to improve Article to be created
Grace Skogstad Canadian political science professor Article to be created
Penny Stamper-Davis Canadian Olympic sailor Stub to improve Article to be created
Sarah McLean Canadian Olympic sailor Stub to improve Article to be created
Begonia Canadian singer Stub to improve Article to be created
Christina Ashcroft Sport shooter Stub to improve Article to be created
Louisa Goddard (Frothingham) Molson.jpg Louisa Goddard Frothingham Molson Philanthropist Article to be created
Antoinette Giroux Actress from Quebec Article to be created Stub to improve
Gabrielle Roy 1945.jpg Gabrielle Roy Franco-Manitoban author Add references
Thérèse-Geneviève Coutlée Mother superior of the Sisters of Charity of the Hôpital Général of Montreal Stub to improve Article to be created Dictionary of Canadian Biography
Josée Piché Canadian ice dancer Stub to improve Article to be created
Marjolaine Hébert Canadian actress from Quebec Article to be created Stub to improve
Rita Bibeau Actress and singer from Queebc Article to be created Stub to improve
Julie Arel Singer from Quebec Article to be created Add references
Lucie Lachapelle Singer from Quebec Article to be created Stub to improve, and add references
Amanda Viger Canadian religious hospitalier, pharmacist, and founder and director general of the Hôtel-Dieu of Tracadie, New Brunswick Article to be created Article to be created Dictionary of Canadian Biography
Margot Campbell Actress from Quebec Article to be created Stub to improve
Edwige Buisson Co-founder and superior of the Sisters of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Article to be created Article to be created Dictionary of Canadian Biography
ElizaRitchieLibraryArchivesCanada.jpg Eliza Ritchie prominent suffragist in Nova Scotia Stub to improve
Mrs. Buckland, Montreal, QC, 1861.jpg Kate Horn Stage actress and theater director Stub to improve
Sheila Elizabeth Whitton Coder for the Canadian Navy during the Second World War Article to be created The Canadian Encyclopedia
Polly Barber.jpg Polly Barber Teacher, farmer and businesswoman from Lower Canada Stub to improve Article to be created Dictionary of Canadian Biography
Marie-Esther Robichaud Teacher, school principal and administration, and pioneer of education in French in Acadia Article to be created
Angela Sidney Tagish storyteller Article to be created
Mikak and Tukauk.jpg Mikak Inuk women Article to be created
Nora Bernard Mi'kmaq activist Article to be created
Jean Cuthand Goodwill Cree nurse, the first Indigenous woman to finish a nursing program in Saskatchewan Article to be created
Élodie Mailloux Sister of Charity of the Hôpital Général of Montreal Stub to improve Article to be created Dictionary of Canadian Biography
LorettaLeonardShaw1892.png Loretta Leonard Shaw Canadian Christian missionary in Japan from 1905 to 1939 Article to be created
Jeanne Lajoie Teacher from Ontario Article to be created Article to be created Dictionary of Canadian Biography
Susanna Carson Rijnhart Medical doctor, Protestant missionary, and explorer of Tibet Stub to improve
Onye Nnorom Physician Article to be created The Canadian Encyclopedia
Fannie Knowling McNeil Suffragist and artiste from the Dominion of Newfoundland Article to be created
Jessie Winnifred Gourlie Hogg Homemaker, author and impresario Article to be created Article to be created Dictionary of Canadian Biography
Jessie Kathleen Fischer First woman to be elected to the municipal council of Montreal Article to be created Article to be created Commission de toponymie du Québec (fr)
Charlotte Edith Anderson Monture First Indigenous woman to become a registered nurse in Canada and to gain the right to vote in a Canadian federal election, also the first Indigenous woman from Canada to serve in the United States military Stub to improve Article to be created The Canadian Encyclopedia
Elizabeth Lawrie Smellie Nurse who served with the Canadian Army during the world wars, the first woman to be promoted to the rank of colonel in Canada, person of national historic significance Stub to improve, and add references Article to be created The Canadian Encyclopedia
Agnes Deans Cameron.jpg Agnes Deans Cameron Educator, writer, journalist, lecturer, and adventurer Article to be created
Molly Reilly First female Canadian pilot to reach the rank of captain, the first female Canadian corporate pilot, and the first woman to fly to the Arctic professionally} Article to be created
Estelle Lacoursière Nun, teacher and botanist Article to be created Stub to improve
Catherine Voyer-Léger Writer Article to be created
Danielle Thibeault Artist Article to be created
Sophie Létourneau Writer Stub to improve Stub to improve
Estelle Lemire Composer Article to be created
France Margaret Bélanger Lawyer and businesswoman Article to be created
Géraldine Bourbeau Painter Article to be created
Agathe Martel Soprano Article to be created
Mathilde Toupin-Fafard Nun, nurse and teacher Article to be created
Samantha Hill Basketball player Article to be created
Blondie B Musician Article to be created
Julie Pearson Writer Article to be created Stub to improve, and add references
Catherine Vidal Actress Needs improvement
Stéphanie Jasmin Scenographer and artist Article to be created
Jessica Roque Basketball coach Article to be created
Camille Robert Historian Article to be created
Mary McGeachy Diplomat and feminist Article to be created
Jeanne d'Arc Jutras Journliast and feminist Article to be created
Portrait Frances Wikipedia.jpg Frances Adair Mckenzie Artist and feminist Article to be created
Simone Aubry Beaulieu Painter Article to be created
Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo (2019).jpg Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo Astrophysicist Article to be created
Sarah Guillemard Politician Stub to improve Stub to improve
Colette Dimic Professor Article to be created
FIS Moguls World Cup 2015 Finals - Megève - 20150315 - Andi Naude 1.jpg Andi Naude Skier Stub to improve Stub to improve
Haylee Wanstall Actress Stub to improve, and add references Stub to improve, and add references
Joanna Lenko & Mitchell Islam 2006 JGP The Hague.jpg Joanna Lenko Ice dancer Stub to improve
Sarah Freeman Skier Stub to improve Stub to improve
Amanda Laine Model Stub to improve
Lisa Cant2 crop.jpg Lisa Cant Model Article to be created Stub to improve
MelyssaFordMar05.jpg Melyssa Ford Actress Stub to improve
Jamie Sinclair 2018 Players' Championship.jpg Jamie Sinclair Curler Add references
Heather Marks2 crop.jpg Heather Marks Model Add references Stub to improve
Susan Johnson Bishop Stub to improve Stub to improve
Rosemary Barton.jpg Rosemary Barton Journalist Needs to be updated
Pascale Ferland.jpeg Pascale Ferland Scenarist Article to be created
JillHennessyTIFFSept10.jpg Jill Hennessy Actress and singer Add references
Cléophée Têtu (baptized Françoise-Cléophée) (named Thérèse de Jésus) Nun that held important functions in the Sister of Charity of Providence Article to be created Article to be created Dictionary of Canadian Biography
Muriel Dutil Actress from Qeuebc Article to be created
Louison Danis Franco-Ontarian comedian and stage director Article to be created Stub to improve, and add references
Lucie Mitchell Actress from Qeuebc Article to be created Stub to improve
Laura Salverson Writer Article to be created
Saskia Garel Musician and actress Article to be created
Shaughnessy Cohen Politician Article to be created
Marie-Claire Kirkland First women to be elected to the Legislative Assembly of Quebec Add references
Suzanne Langlois Actress from Quebec Article to be created Stub to improve
MayBestSexton.png Edna May Williston Best Social activist and war worker Stub to improve Article to be created Dictionary of Canadian Biography
Genevieve Lipsett Teacher, journalist and ausffragist Article to be created Article to be created Dictionary of Canadian Biography
Julie-Marguerite-Lia Blanchard (known as Mother Marie-Antoinette) Superior general of the Sisters of Charity of Providence and author Article to be created Dictionary of Canadian Biography
Vera Cudjoe Trinidadian-Canadian actress, producer and educator, founder of the Black Theatre of Canada Article to be created
Doris Anderson author, journalist and women's rights activist Article to be created
Agnes Benidickson First woman to be chancellor of Queen's University Article to be created
Florence Bird Journalist and senator, chairwoman of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women Add references Stub to improve, and add references
Reva Gerstein Psychologist and educator, first woman to be Chancellor of the University of Western Ontario Article to be created
Evelyn Hart Ballerina Article to be created
Lotta Hitschmanova Humanitarian Article to be created
Gerda Hnatyshyn Former viceregal consort of Canada Stub to improve Article to be created
Renaude Lapointe Journalist and Senator, the first French-Canadian woman to preside over the Senate Stub to improve Add references
Cornelia Oberlander Landscape architect Add references Article to be created
Lily Schreyer Former viceregal consort of Canada as the wife of Edward Schreyer Stub to improve Article to be created
Mary Electa Adams.jpg Mary Adams Canadian women's education reformer, person of national historic significance Article to be created
Susan Allison.jpg Susan Louisa Moir Allison Author and pioneer, First Nations historian, person of national historic significance Article to be created
Mary E. Bibb First female black journalist in Canada, person of national historic significance Article to be created
Jean Blewett (cropped).jpg Jean Blewett Journalist, author and poet, person of national historic significance Article to be created
Lydia Campbell Born to an Inuit mother and an English father, one of Labrador's best known historical figures and writers, person of national historic significance Stub to improve Article to be created
Margaret Ridley Charlton Medical librarian, co-founder of the Medical Library Association, person of national historic significance Article to be created
Lucille Clifton ('Wii Nii Puun) Leader of the Gitga'ata people, person of national historic significance Stub to improve Article to be created
Isabella Valancy Crawford.jpg Isabella Valancy Crawford Irish-born Canadian writer and poet, person of national historic significance} Article to be created
Helen Creighton, 200202005.jpg Helen Creighton Folklorist and writer, person of national historic significance Article to be created
Onésime Dorval First certified teacher in Saskatchewan, person of national historic significance Article to be created
Jeanne Dugas Acadian woman, person of national historic significance Article to be created
Sara jeannette Duncan2.jpg Sara Jeannette Duncan Author and journalist, person of national historic significance Article to be created
Dora Dworkin in nurses uniform.jpg Dorothy Dworkin Jewish nurse, businesswoman and philanthropist, person of national historic significance Article to be created
Lillian Bilsky Freiman Jewish philanthropist, person of national historic significance} Article to be created
Josephine Mandamin (or Biidaasige-ba) Anishinaabe elder, founding member of the water protectors movement Article to be created
Mary Grannan Children's writer and radio personality, person of national historic significance Article to be created
Mrs Julia Catherine Beckwith (Hart).jpg Julia Catherine Beckwith Credited as the first novelist in Canada, person of national historic significance Article to be created
Ella Cora Hind.jpg Ella Cora Hind Journalist, agriculturalist, women's rights activist and suffragist, person of national historic significance Article to be created
Adelaide Hunter Hoodless, Canadian Advocate for Women and Children.tif Adelaide Hoodless Educational reformer, founder of the Women's Institute, person of national historic significance Add references Article to be created
Catherine Beaulieu Bouvier Lamoureux Métis women living in the Northwest Territories, founder and leader of a local Métis community, defender of the Métis culture, person of national historic significance Stub to improve Article to be created
Marguerite Vincent Lawinonkié.jpg Marguerite Vincent Lawinonkié Huron-Wendat craftswoman who helped save the Huron-Wendat community, person of national historic significance Article to be created
Kay Livingstone Social activist, actor and broadcaster, feminist and activist for blacks rights, person of national historic significance Article to be created
RoseFortuneNovaScotiaArchievesandRecordsManagement.jpg Rose Fortune Born from slave parents fleeing from the United States, first woman to be a police officer in North America, person of national historic significance Article to be created
Catherine Callbeck First women to be elected premier of a Canadian province during a general election Add references
Marie Gerin-Lajoie 1920.jpg Marie Lacoste Gérin-Lajoie Pioneer of the feminist movement in Quebec, person of national historic significance Add references
Grace Annie Lockhart.jpg Grace Annie Lockhart Stub to improve, and add references Stub to improve
Frances Loring Scupltor, person of national historic significance Article to be created
MargaretCMacDonald.png Margaret MacDonald Military nurse during World War I, first woman to be given the rank of Major in the British Empire, person of national historic significance Article to be created
Helen Gregory MacGill.png Helen Gregory MacGill One of Canada's first woman judges, women's right advocat who fought for female suffrage, person of national historic significance Stub to improve Article to be created
Agnes Maule Machar (Canadian Singers and Their Songs).jpg Agnes Maule Machar Author, poet and social reformer Article to be created
Pegi Nicol MacLeod Painter, person of national historic significance Article to be created
Helen MacMurchy.jpg Helen MacMurchy Doctor, author, pioneer in the medical field, prominent eugenicist, person of national historic significance Article to be created
Nellie McClung.jpg Nellie McClung Feminist, activist, suffragette and politician, person of national historic significance Add references
Louise McKinney 1917.jpeg Louise McKinney Politician and feminist activist in Alberta, first woman elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, first woman to be elected to a legislature in Canada and in the whole British Empire, person of national historic significance Stub to improve
Violet McNaughton SPL - LHR, Don Kerr Collection, MG 169, VII History D 1).jpg Violet McNaughton Journalist and agrarian feminist, notable for co-establishing "The Western Producer", person of national historical significance Article to be created
SusannahMoodie.jpeg Susanna Moodie Author, person of national historic significance Add references
Nahnebahwequa (or Catherine Bunch) Ojibwa spokeswoman and Christian missionary, person of national historic significance Needs improvement
Elizabeth Parker Journalist, co-founder of the Alpine Club of Canada, person of national historic significance Stub to improve Article to be created
Irene Parlby - (ca. 1919 - 1935) (16661079517).jpg Irene Parlby Politician and women's rights activist in Alberta, person of national historic significance Stub to improve
Georgina Pope.jpg Georgina Pope Nurse who served with distinction in the Second Boer War and First World War, person of national historic significance Article to be created
Alice Ravenhill Educational pioneer, developer of women's institutes and author, person of national historic significance Article to be created
Harriette Taber Richardson Invovled in the rebuilding of the Habitation of Port-Royal throughout the 1920s and 1930s, person of national historic significance Article to be created
Marie Marguerite Rose Canadian slave born in Guinea, person of national historic significance Article to be created
Mary A. Sadlier (A ROUND TABLE, 1897).png Mary Anne Sadlier Irish author who wrote for Irish immigrants in both the United States and Canada, encouraging them to attend mass and retain the Catholic faith, person of national historic significance Article to be created
Margaret Marshall Saunders 001.jpg Margaret Marshall Saunders Writer and animal rights advocate, person of national historical significance Article to be created
Charlotte Small Métis woman who notably joined her David Thompson on his expeditions Article to be created
Elizabeth Smellie .jpg Elizabeth Lawrie Smellie Nurse, first woman to be promoted to the rank of colonel in the Canadian Army Add references Article to be created
MaryEllenSmith1918SunsetMag.tif Mary Ellen Smith First female Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, and both the first female cabinet minister and the first female Speaker in the British Empire, person of national historic significance Article to be created
Chloe Cooley Young black woman held as a slave in Upper Canada whose owner forced her into a board to sell her in 1793 in the United States, the incident is believed to have led to the passage of the Act Against Slavery in 1793 in Upper Canada, person of national historic significance Article to be created
Mary Agnes Snively.png Mary Agnes Snively Nurse, first President of the Canadian Society of Superintendants of Training Schools for Nurses, person of national historic significance Article to be created Dictionary of Canadian Biography
Mary Southcott.jpg Mary Southcott Nurse and hospital administrator, person of national historic significance Stub to improve Article to be created
Thanadelthur Woman of the Chipewyan Dënesųłı̨ne nation who served as a guide and interpreter for the Hudson's Bay Company, person of national historic significance Article to be created
Justine Musk Author Article to be created
Leah Gibson at the 32nd Annual Genie Awards.jpg Leah Gibson Actress Article to be created
Yuanling Yuan Canadian Chess Queen.jpg Yuanling Yuan Chess player Article to be created
Muriel Duckworth.jpg Muriel Duckworth Feminist and activist Article to be created
Renee Rosnes.jpg Renee Rosnes Pianist Article to be created
Meghan Murphy.jpg Meghan Murphy Feminist writer and journalist Article to be created
Marguerite Maillet Acadian writer Article to be created Add references
Renée Blanchar Acadian film director and screenwriter Article to be created Stub to improve
Helen Mussallem Nurse who served with the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps during World War II Article to be created
Francess Halpenny Editor and professor Stub to improve Article to be created
Evelyn de Mille First woman in Canada to found a bookstore chain Stub to improve Article to be created
Sheila Fischman Translator specialized in the translation of works of contemporary Quebec literature from French to English Article to be created
Carol Spier Production designer and art director Stub to improve, and add references Article to be created
Johanne Garneau Actress from Quebec Stub to improve Article to be created
Krista Bridges Actress Stub to improve Article to be created
Susan Shipton Film editor Stub to improve Article to be created
Thérèse Cadorette Actress Stub to improve Stub to improve, and add references
Anna Bella Peel War mother and author Article to be created Article to be created Dictionary of Canadian Biography
Daniela Bobadilla.jpg Daniela Bobadilla Actress Article to be created
Pascale Hutton wearing Paul Hardy 2 - Heart and Stroke Foundation - The Heart Truth celebrity fashion show - Red Dress - Red Gown - Thursday February 8, 2012 - Creative Commons cropped.jpg Pascale Hutton Actress Add references Article to be created
Neeru Bajwa promoting Shadaa (cropped).jpg Neeru Bajwa Actress, director and producer Add references Article to be created
Angela Asher at a TIFF Cocktail Reception at the Spoke Club.jpg Angela Asher Actress Add references Article to be created
20190226 FIS NWSC Seefeld Ladies CC 10km Katherine Stewart-Jones 850 4462.jpg Katherine Stewart-Jones Cross-country skier Article to be created
Mary Ella Dignam.jpg Mary Dignam Artist Article to be created
Stacey Dales (15881289720).jpg Stacey Dales Basketball player and sports reporter Article to be created
Adelaide Sinclair colourized.jpg Adelaide Sinclair Public servant Stub to improve Article to be created
Marie-Madeleine Maisonnat Acadian figure Article to be created Article to be created Dictionary of Canadian Biography
Marie Barbier de l'Assomption Catholic nun Stub to improve Stub to improve Dictionary of Canadian Biography
EdithArchibaldHalifaxNovaScotia.png Edith Archibald Writer, suffragist, leader of feminist associations, person of national historic significance Stub to improve
Bertha Harmer Nurser, writer, educator, known for writing the textbook Textbook for the Principles and Practice of Nursing Stub to improve Article to be created en=Dictionary of Canadian Biography|fr=Dictionnaire biogrpahique du Canada
Agnes Forneri Nurse Article to be created Article to be created en=Dictionary of Canadian Biography|fr=Dictionnaire biographique du Canada
See also

Other topics related to women in Canada[edit]

Picture Name Description To do on English Wikipedia To do on French Wikipedia References Remarks
Loi sur la capacité juridique de la femme mariée Quebec's law from 1964 amending the Lower Canada Civil Code in order to allow married women to exerce full legal capacity without their husbands' consent Article to be created
Wauneita Rooms, 1935.jpg Wuaneita Society Women's group at the University of Alberta from 1908 to 1973 Article to be created
Girls20 Association Article to be created Stub to improve

Resources[edit]

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • (en) MacLeod, Elizabeth, Canadian Women Now and Then: More than 100 Stories of Fearless Trailblazers, 2020.

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