1989 Recipients

Kay Armstrong
Saanichton, British Columbia

Dedicated to helping women around the world, Kay Armstrong was a Vice-President of the International Council of Women and a founding member of MATCH, an international agency which supports programs for women in developing nations. She also served as President of the National Council of Women.

The Honourable Ellen Fairclough
Hamilton, Ontario

One of Canada's most prominent female politicians, the Honourable Ellen Fairclough was a long-time Member of Parliament and the first woman to serve in the federal Cabinet. Throughout her political career, she promoted equality for Canadian women and encouraged their participation in all levels of politics.

Dorothy Inglis
St. John's, Newfoundland

As a founding member and Vice-President of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women, Dorothy Inglis has become a well-known spokesperson for women's equality. She is currently the author of a feminist column in the St. John's Evening Telegram, and an active member of the St. John's Status of Women Council.

Helen Levine
Ottawa, Ontario

Helen Levine has had a long and distinguished career in social work, as a case worker, educator, counsellor and author. As a professor at the School of Social Work at Carleton University, she introduced women's issues and feminist perspectives into the social work curriculum for the first time.

Alphonsine Paré-Howlett
Montreal, Quebec

Alphonsine Paré-Howlett's long-time dedication as a volunteer led to the creation of many new organizations dedicated to the advancement of women. She has been particularly involved in La Fédération des femmes du Québec, La Fondation Thérèse Casgrain and the Joint Committee of Montreal.

Caroline Robins
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

As President of the Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation, Caroline Robins worked tirelessly to improve working conditions for women teachers. She headed the Canadian delegation at the World Confederation of the Teaching Profession in 1957, and later helped initiate the Canadian Conference on Education.

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