Canadian women - statistics, biographies, etc.

Resources for specific Canadian women and Canadian women's issues:

  • Canadian Women in History: A Chronology REF: HQ1453.A75 1990
    Brief entries which cover time period 1007-1990. Sources and index are included.
  • Women's Issues (3 Volumes) REF: HQ1115.W6425 1997
    Contains articles in an encyclopaedic format on a wide variety of topics; some Canadian information.
  • Women's Studies Encyclopedia (3 Volumes) REF: HQ1115.W645 1999
    Some Canadian references; index in volume 3.
  • CBCA Complete  (1982- )(article database)
    Provides indexing and some fulltext articles from over 600 Canadian periodicals.
  • The Canadian Feminist Periodical Index, 1972-1985 STACKS HQ181.C2C363 1991
    Over 14,000 records from 15 Canadian feminist periodicals. Access by subject, author, and title. In most cases only the feature articles of the periodicals were indexed.
  • Canadian Periodical Index (1920-2002) (print index, second floor)
    Indexes over 400 English and French language journals and magazines from Canada and the United States.
  • Early Canadiana Online
    Fulltext online collection of more than 3,000 books and pamphlets documenting Canadian history from the first European contact to the late 19th century. Strong in women's history.


Bibliographies (lists of resources)

  • The Canadian Women's Movement, 1960-1990: A Guide to Archival Resources REF: Z7963.F44C3 1992
  • Changing Women, Changing History: A Bibliography of the History of Women in Canada REF: Z7964.C3P44 1996


Government Information/Statistics

Use the Government Information search box on the home page to find recent reports. Some samples:

  • Women and gender: Statistics Canada
    Links to current reports and Census data tables
  • Health Canada: Women's Health
    Health Canada's pages provide statistics and information covering cervical cancer, breast health, AIDS in women, family violence, smoking and pregnancy, wife abuse, and women with disabilities.
  • Status of Women Canada
    Some full text publications plus related links.


Biographies - information about specific women

Prince Edward Island:

  • A Century of Women Stacks F5352.Z6
    Brief sketches of women who were born or lived in Prince Edward Island.
  • Growing Strong Roots: The Contribution of Prince Edward Island Women to Agriculture in the 20th Century PEI Collection: HD6073.A292G7
  • Making History: A Celebration of Prince Edward Island Women of the 20th Century Stacks FC2605.M34 2000
    Biographies of more than 100 women.
  • Outstanding Women of Prince Edward Island Stacks FC2605.088
  • Women in Time: Twelve Notable Women of Prince Edward Island PEI Collection: HQ1455.A3W65
    Brief sketches and photographs.


  • Leading Ladies, Canada, 1639-1967 Stacks CT3270.B3
    Biographical information organized by chapters covering the work of Canadian women in various fields.
  • Who's Who of Canadian Women REF: FC26.W6W5
    Very short entries. Indexes by primary occupation and by company name.
  • Guide to Women in Canadian History

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