1981 Recipients

Barbara Cadbury
Oakville, Ontario

Barbara Cadbury has done extensive work in the field of family planning in the Caribbean, the United States, Asia and Canada. She lobbied for changes to Canada's Criminal Code regarding contraception. In 1969, changes were made to the Criminal Code in this regard.

Agnes Davidson
Regina, Saskatchewan

Agnes Davidson has been a pioneer in the development of the status of women in Canada for more than 60 years. She was responsible for the creation of the Regina Status of Women and was a member of the Committee which set up the Saskatchewan Action Committee on the Status of Women. She worked with the Council of Women locally, provincially and nationally and with the University Women's Club of Regina for more than 50 years. She has been actively involved in many other voluntary organizations.

Muriel Duckworth
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Muriel Duckworth has had more than 50 years of involvement with status of women issues. She has played a major role in the creation of more than twelve voluntary organizations. They include the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women. She has served on the executive of many organizations including Voice of Women Canada.

Florence Fernet Martel
Montreal, Quebec

Florence Fernet Martel worked tirelessly as Secretary of La Ligue pour les droits de la femme to obtain the right to vote for women in Quebec. She was a co-founder and first Vice-President of the University Women's Club of Montreal and a member of many other voluntary organizations.

Cornelia Wood
Stony Plain, Alberta

Cornelia Wood has worked with the Women's Institutes for several decades. A former member of Alberta's Legislative Assembly, she represented the Stony Plain Constituency for 22 years, a longer period of service than that done by any other woman.

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