1987 Recipients

Margaret Catherine Harris
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

For years, Mrs. Harris has been involved with the Council of Women at all levels, including a term as National President. She was a founding member of the Canadian Council of Women Development Organization and the Family Planning Association of Saskatchewan, and was the first chairperson of the Saskatchewan Advisory Council on the Status of Women.

Jacqueline Laprise-Demers
St-Félicien, Quebec

Mrs. Laprise-Demers has been active for many years in status of women activities in the region of Lac St-Jean. Founding secretary of L'Union catholique des femmes rurales in 1948, she has also been provincial vice-president of L'Association féminine d'éducation et d'action sociale (AFÉAS).

Frances Laracy
Conception Harbour, Newfoundland

As President of the Women's Institutes of Newfoundland and Labrador, and as a Council Member of the Associated Country Women of the World, Mrs. Laracy championed the cause of improved social and economic conditions for women, particularly those living in rural areas.

Kay Macpherson
Toronto, Ontario

Mrs. Macpherson is a long-standing activist in the women's movement in Canada and played a key role in the establishment of Women for Political Action and the National Action Committee on the Status of Women. Long committed to the cause of peace and disarmament, she was prominent in founding the Voice of Women.

Norma Walmsley
Wakefield, Quebec

A tireless promoter of women's involvement in the development process, Dr. Walmsley has been a long-time member of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO. She also founded the MATCH International Centre to assist women in developing countries.

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