The Canadian "Person": Women and the Law

This section of our exhibit focuses on Canadian law and women.  It highlights some of the key dimensions of the intersection of law, culture, history, and gender.  Some of the issues we explore add an additional layer: race and ethnicity.  Canadian law is still wrestling with how to understand intersectional identities such as when gender, race, sexual orientation, and/or disability overlap.  As always, we advocate listening to the stories of those who live in those intersections.

Group of black women in front of the Y.W.C.A. boarding house at 698 Ontario Street, Toronto, Ontario.

Group of black women in front of the Y.W.C.A. boarding house at 698 Ontario Street, Toronto, Ontario.

Below is a short book that outlines the waves of feminism in Canada.

The Canadian "Person": Women and the Law