|2016||February 2, 2016 - Melanie Mark
(1976- ) is the 1st Aboriginal
woman elected to the Legislature of British Colombia.
December 8, 2016 - Viola Desmond is chosen as the 1st Canadian woman to appear on the face of a circulating Bank of Canada note. The ban note will be issued in 2018.
2016 - Wanda Thomas Elaine Bernard (1953- ) is the 1st Black Nova Scotia woman to serve in the Senate of Canada.
January 16, 2016 - Died Constance Elizabeth Beresford-Howe (1922-2016) author of short stories and novels.
January 19, 2016 - Died Felicitas Svejda (1920-2016) geneticist.
February 15, 2016 - Died Constance Glube (1931-2016) ist woman appointed to the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia.
March 24, 2016 - Died Marie-Claire Kirkland-Casgrain (1924-2016) 1st woman appointed to the Quebec provincial cabinet.
April 23, 2016 - Died Madeleine Louise Helene Sherwood (1922-2016) 1st woman to direct a short film for the American Film Institute.
May 13, 2016 - Died Jackie Shymanski (1965-2016) journalist with CTV & CNN
July 2, 2016 - Died Simone Eileen Roach (1922-2016) nun, and nursing educator.
July 18, 2016 - Died Margaret Elizabeth Cooper (1919-2016) decoder during World War ll.
August 30, 2016 - Died Elsie Eleanor Wayne (1932-2016) 1st woman mayor of Saint John , New Brunswick and former Member of Parliament.
September 2, 2016 - Died Margaret 'Marmie' Perkins Hess (1916-2016) specialist in Inuit art and aboriginal crafts.
September 19, 2016 - Died Annie Pootoogook (1969-2016) award winning Inuit artist.
September 24, 2016 - Died Raymonde 'Ray' Bowen (1919-2016) social activist for peace and women's rights.
October 30, 2016 - Died Tammy Grimes (1934-2016) actor on stage and in movies.
November 26, 2016 - Died Jean Elinor Portugal (1921-2016) journalist & author who chronicled stories of Canadian war veterans.
December 14, 2016 - Died Shirley Theresa Dysart (1928-2014) ist woman to serve as leader of the opposition in New Brunswick legislature.
|2017||October 17, 2017 -
Stratford Shakespearian Festival, Stratford, Ontario announces
it will put female actors in traditional male roles for 2018 season.
October 25, 2017 - Ontario's safe access to abortion services act alloes for safe access zones to be established around facilities that offer abortion services as well as the homes and offices of regulated abortion providers.
November 15, 2017 - Valerie Plant is sworn in as the 1st woman mayor of the city of Montreal
November 15, 2017 - The 1st G7 Ministerial meeting on Gender Equality is held.
November 16, 2017 - Halifax Women's History Society unveiled a bronze monument , a tribute to the women volunteers during World Warll. It is the 1st monument dedicated to women in the City of Halifax.
January 8, 2017 - Died Dorothy Charlotte Johnson (1925-2017) National President of the Women's Institutes and community volunteer.
January 20, 2017 - Died Joy Dorothy Coghill-Thorne (1926-2017) actor & promoter of theatre arts.
April 24, 2017 - Died Anne Marguerite Squire (1920-2017) Moderator of the United Church of Can
September 9, 2017 - Died Gretta Chambers (1927-2017) university leader, columnist, broadcaster, and 1st woman chancellor of McGill University.
December 25, 2017 - Died Francess Georgina Halpenny,(1919-2017) editor and educator.