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1982 Recipients

Nancy Adams
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Nancy Adams has been president of the Saskatchewan Homemakers Club and President of the Federated Women's Institutes of Canada. She served in the 1950s as the only woman member of the Saskatchewan Royal Commission on Agriculture and Rural Life. She was also actively involved in many other organizations including the Saskatoon Council of Women and the Canadian Federation of University Women.

Sarah Binns
Toronto, Ontario

Sarah Binns has been confined to a wheelchair for more than 45 years. She has been a keen activist for the rights of women, the handicapped and in more recent years the elderly. She was an early militant for welfare rights and worked as a union organizer during the 1920's and 1930's.

Dr. Hilda Hellaby
Whitehorse, Yukon

Dr. Hilda Hellaby was the first woman in Canada to receive a Licentiate in Theology which she received from the Anglican College of British Columbia. She served as a deaconess for over 50 years and was actively involved in counselling programs for women.

Liliane Labelle
Montreal, Quebec

Liliane Labelle has worked both in the labour force and as a volunteer to improve the status of women. Working with the Quebec Ministry of Agriculture for 24 years she assisted Les Cercles des Fermières in their activities organizing many educational projects and other initiatives. She was also an active member of the Quebec Home Economics Association for many years.

Edith McLeod
Thunder Bay, Ontario

Edith McLeod was a founder of the Ontario Native Women's Association and has served on the executive of the Native Women's Association of Canada. She is a member of the Parole Board in Thunder Bay for the Ontario Ministry of Corrections and is a Director of the Community Resource Centre, a home for native female offenders who have been given temporary absence from an institution or placed on parole.

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