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A journalist, editor, author and equal rights activist, Doris Anderson has given voice to the concerns and aspirations of women, leading many efforts to promote women's interests and rights in Canada. Playing a key role in a number of organizations and groups, including terms as President of the Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women and of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women, she has been in the forefront of efforts to promote women's advancement in all spheres of society.
The founder, chair and member of numerous associations, groups and committees, Solange Fernet-Gervais is recognized, in particular, for her efforts on behalf of farm women and women working with their husbands in family businesses. She continues to actively advocate issues of concern to women through courses, seminars, magazine articles and television appearances.
A distinguished researcher, outstanding teacher and acclaimed speaker, Ursula Franklin has devoted a significant part of her life to the encouragement and advancement of women in non-traditional science and technology fields in the education milieu and in the workplace. Her efforts in this area are complemented by many years of public activity related to peace, international understanding and the role of women in society.
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As founder and long-time member of the B.C. Native Women's Society, Jane Manuel has provided much of the inspiration and impetus for the Society's programs and activities to improve the quality of life for Aboriginal women and their families. She played a major role in efforts to repeal the provisions of the Indian Act which were discriminatory to women, and continues to demonstrate her dedication to the concerns of Aboriginal women through her ongoing work with the NesKainlith Indian Band.
Through ground-breaking research, writing and discussion, June Menzies has championed women's issues related to family law, taxation, pensions, social services and employment. The first Vice-President of the Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women, she has been an active member of many provincial and national women's groups, and continues her life-long advocacy on behalf of women with her current efforts as co-chair of the Task Force on Urban Safety for Women and Children in Winnipeg.
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