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Contribute about women in Canada
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 reducing the content gender gap by listing missing and incomplete content about women and non binary people in Canada on Wikimedia projects.

Wikipedia[edit]

Resources to learn how to edit Wikipedia[edit]

Wikipedia articles to create or improve[edit]

Canadian Women Biographies[edit]

Painting of Mikak and her son Tutauk
  • Gertrude Guerin (born Ettershank), a Salish chief, politician and community advocate from Musqueam. There is no Wikipedia article about her. You can create it using her entry in The Canadian Encyclopedia as a reference.
  • Portia White, a contralto known for becoming the first Black Canadian concert signer to achieve international fame. There is no Wikipedia article about her in French. If you know French, you can translate the article in English into French.
  • Sandra Perron, first female infantry officer of the Canadian Army. There is no Wikipedia article about her in French. If you know French, you can translate the article in English into French.
  • Violet Milstead, the first female Canadian bush pilot. There is no Wikipedia article about her in French. If you know French, you can translate the article in English into French.
  • Mary Martha (born Maria Bunning), a 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. There is no Wikipedia article about her. You can create it using her entry in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography as a reference.
  • Taqulittuq (or Tookoolito), an Inuk interpreter and guide. There is no Wikipedia article in French about her. If you speak French, you can create it by translating the article in English.
  • Sophia Simms, the first successful woman publisher in Toronto. There is no Wikipedia article about her. You can create it using her entry in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography as a reference.
  • Livia Thür, Hungarian sociologist and economist that had her career in Quebec. There are no Wikipedia article in English about her. You can create it by translating the article in French.
  • Sylvie Bernard, a First Nation artist from Quebec. There is no Wikipedia article in English about her. You can create it by translating the article in French.
  • Marie-Andrée Gill, an Innu poet. There is no Wikipedia article in English about her. You can create it by translating the article in French.
  • An Antane-Kapesh, an Innu writer. The Wikipedia article about her needs additional citations for verification. You can improve it by adding citations to reliable sources.
  • Monique Sioui, an Indigenous activist. There is no Wikipedia article in English about her. You can create it by translating the article in French.
  • Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, an Indigenous writer, musician and academic. The Wikipedia article in French about her needs improvement. If you speak French, you can help by "wikifying" it.
  • Christine Sioui-Wawanoloath, a First Nation writer and artist living in Quebec. The Wikipedia article in English about her is short and could be expanded.
  • Elizabeth Amherst Hale, a Canadian artist from Lower Canada. The Wikipedia article about her is a short stub. You can expand it using reliable sources as references. Also, there is no Wikipedia article in French about her. If you speak French, you can create it by translating the article in English.
  • Sarah Evanetz, a Canadian swimmer. The Wikipedia article about her is a very short stub and could be expanded using reliable sources. Also, there is no Wikipedia article in French about her. If you speak French, you can create it by translating the article in English.
  • Roselle Knott, a Canadian actress. There is no Wikipedia article in French about her. If you speak French, you can create it by translating the article in English.
  • Catriona M. Steele, a Canadian clinician-scientist. There is no Wikipedia article in French about her. If you speak French, you can create it by translating the article in English.
  • Qingzi Ouyang, a badminton player. The Wikipedia article about her is a very short stub and could be expanded using reliable sources. Also, there is no Wikipedia article in French about her. If you speak French, you can create it by translating the article in English.
  • 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. The Wikipedia article about her is a very short stub and could be expanded using reliable sources. Also, there is no Wikipedia article in French about her. If you speak French, you can create it by translating the article in English.
  • Grace Skogstad, a Canadian political science professor. There is no Wikipedia article in French about her. If you speak French, you can create it by translating the article in English.
  • Penny Stamper-Davis, an Canadian Olympic sailor. The Wikipedia article about her is a very short stub and could be expanded using reliable sources. Also, there is no Wikipedia article in French about her. If you speak French, you can create it by translating the article in English.
  • Sarah McLean, an Canadian Olympic sailor. The Wikipedia article about her is a very short stub and could be expanded using reliable sources. Also, there is no Wikipedia article in French about her. If you speak French, you can create it by translating the article in English.
  • Begonia, a Canadian singer. The Wikipedia article about her is a very short stub and could be expanded using reliable sources. Also, there is no Wikipedia article in French about her. If you speak French, you can create it by translating the article in English.
  • Christina Ashcroft, a sport shooter. The Wikipedia article about her is a very short stub and could be expanded using reliable sources. Also, there is no Wikipedia article in French about her. If you speak French, you can create it by translating the article in English.
  • Louisa Goddard Frothingham Molson, a philanthropist. There is no Wikipedia article in French about her. If you speak French, you can create it by translating the article in English.
  • Antoinette Giroux, an actress from Quebec. There is no Wikipedia article in English about her. You can create it by translating the corresponding article in French.
  • Gabrielle Roy, a Franco-Manitoban author. The Wikipedia article in English about her needs additional citations for verification. You can help by adding citations to reliable sources.
  • Thérèse-Geneviève Coutlée, a mother superior of the Sisters of Charity of the Hôpital Général of Montreal. The Wikipedia article in English about her only has one sentence. You can develop it using reliable sources as references such as her entry in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography. Furthermore, there is no Wikipedia article in French about her. If you speak French, you can also create it.
  • Josée Piché, a Canadian ice dancer. The Wikipedia article about her is a stub. You can improve it using reliable sources as references. Also, there is no Wikipedia article in French about her. If you speak French, you can create it.
  • Marjolaine Hébert, a Canadian actress from Quebec. There is no Wikipeda article in English about her. You can create it by translating the corresponding article in French.
  • Rita Bibeau, a #Québécois actress and singer. There is no #Wikipedia article in English about her. You can create it using reliable sources as references and translating the corresponding article in French, but this one is a short stub.
  • Julie Arel, a singer from Quebec. There is no Wikipedia article in English about her. You can create it by translating the corresponding article in French, but it needs additional citations.
  • Lucie Lachapelle, a singer from Quebec. There is no Wikipedia article in English about her. You can create it by translating the corresponding article in French, but it is a stub lacking sufficient citations.
  • Amanda Viger, a Canadian religious hospitalier, pharmacist, and founder and director general of the Hôtel-Dieu of Tracadie, New Brunswick. There is no Wikipedia article about her. You can create it using reliable sources as references such as her entry in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography.
  • Margot Campbell, an actress from Quebec. There is no Wikipedia article in English about her. You can create it by translating the corresponding article in French, but note that it is a short stub.
  • Olivia Poole, an Indigenous inventor. The Wikipedia article in English about her needs additional citations for verification. You can help by adding citations to reliable sources such as her entry in The Canadian Encyclopedia. Furthermore, there is no Wikipedia article in French about her. If you speak French, you can create it.
  • Edwige Buisson, co-founder and superior of the Sisters of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. There is no Wikipedia article about her. You can create it using reliable sources as references such as her entry in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography.
  • Eliza Ritchie, prominent suffragist in Nova Scotia. The Wikipedia article about her in French is a stub of only two sentences. If you speak French, you can expand it using reliable sources as references and by translating content from the article in English.
  • Kate Horn, stage actress and theater director. The Wikipedia article about her is a short stub. You can help to expand it using reliable sources as references such as her entry in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography. Furthermore there is no Wikipedia article in French about her. If you speak French, we invite you to create it.
  • Fanny Amelia Bayfield, artist and educator. The Wikipedia article about her is a short stub. You can help to expand it using reliable sources as references such as her entry in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography. Furthermore there is no Wikipedia article in French about her. If you speak French, we invite you to create it.
  • Violet King Henry, first black woman lawyer in Canada, first black person to graduate law in Alberta, and first black person to be admitted to the Alberta Bar. There is no Wikipedia article in French about her. If you speak French, we invite you to create it by translating the article in English.
  • Sheila Elizabeth Whitton, coder for the Canadian Navy during the Second World War. There is no Wikipedia article about her. We invite you to create it using reliable sources as references such as her entry in The Canadian Encyclopedia.
  • Polly Barber, teacher, farmer and businesswoman from Lower Canada. The Wikipedia article in English about her is a short stub and needs improvement. You can improve it using reliable sources as references such as her entry in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography. Furthermore there is no Wikipedia article in French about her. If you speak French, we invite you to create it.
  • Marie-Esther Robichaud, teacher, school principal and administration, and pioneer of education in French in Acadie. There is no Wikipedia article in English about her. You can create it by translating the corresponding article in French.
  • Angela Sidney, a Tagish storyteller. There is no Wikipedia article in French about her. If you speak French, we invite you to create it by translating the corresponding article in English.
  • Mikak, an Inuk women. There is no Wikipedia article in French about her. If you speak French, we invite you to create it by translating the corresponding article in English.
  • Nora Bernard, a Mi'kmaq activist. There is no Wikipedia article in French about her. If you speak French, we invite you to create it by translating the corresponding article in English.
  • Jean Cuthand Goodwill, a Cree nurse, the first Indigenous woman to finish a nursing program in Saskatchewan. There is no Wikipedia article in French about her. If you speak French, we invite you to create it by translating the corresponding article in English.
  • Élodie Mailloux, a Sister of Charity of the Hôpital Général of Montreal. The Wikipedia article about her is a stub. We invite you to develop it using reliable sources as references such as her entry in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography. Furthermore there is no Wikipedia article about her in French. If you speak French, we invite you to create it.
  • Salma Lakhani, 19th Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, and first South Asian and first person of the Muslim faith in Canadian history to hold a viceregal office. There is no Wikipedia article about her in French. If you speak French, you can create it by translating the article in English.
  • Loretta Leonard Shaw, a Canadian Christian missionary in Japan from 1905 to 1939. There is no Wikipedia article in French about her. If you speak French, we invite you to create it by translating the article in English.

Other topics related to women in Canada[edit]

  • 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. There is no Wikipedia article in English about it yet. You can create it by translating the article in French.
  • Wuaneita Society, women's group at the University of Alberta from 1908 to 1973. There is no Wikipedia article in French about it. If you speak French, you can create it by translating the article in English.

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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