Women’s History Month honours pioneers and leaders
October is Women’s History Month, giving Islanders the chance to be aware of and celebrate the many accomplishments of Island women in our proud and rich history.
The theme this year is #MakeAnImpact, which recognizes the women of Canada who have broken down barriers and made a lasting impact on society, such as PEI’s Famous 5.
“I encourage everyone to learn more about these five amazing women who held the highest positions in the province at the same time in 1993, for the first and only time in Canadian history. Women have made great strides in PEI but we still need to further advance the rights of women and by working together we can move forward in a more gender balanced society.”
- Minister of Finance and Minister responsible for the Status of Women, Darlene Compton
October 18 is also Persons Day, a historical victory in 1929, when women won the right to be legally recognized as persons and eligible to sit in the Senate.
Department of Finance