Famous 5 Foundation

Famous 5 Foundation

Celebrating Leadership in Women

“Canada is destined to be one of the great nations of the world and Canadian women must be ready for citizenship.”

Nellie McClung

Though more than 60 years have passed since noted suffragist and member of the Famous Five, Nellie McClung, penned these words in her autobiography, they remain as relevant today as ever.

When The Famous Five — five courageous, idealistic women — stepped forward onto the world stage in 1929, challenging laws and convention to insist that women were indeed “persons”, they altered the world. Not only did they change all Commonwealth nations law to enable women to become Senators, they set a stirring example of the power of women who work together as leaders and nation builders.

The strategic focus of the Famous 5 Foundation is based on our strategic pillars:  brand and reputation; innovative programming and growth

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