Hosted by the Manitoba Teachers’ Society

Celebrating 100 years of women's first right to vote in Canada

Dinner Celebration with Status of Women Minister Patricia Hajdu as guest speaker

Confirmed Guest Speakers

  • The Honourable Patricia A. Hajdu, Minister of Status of Women Canada
  • Heather Smith, President, Canadian Teachers' Federation
  • Norm Gould, President of The Manitoba Teachers’ Society and Vice President of the Canadian Teachers' Federation
  • Bobbi Taillefer, General Secretary, The Manitoba Teachers’ Society
  • Barb Byers, Secretary-Treasurer of the Canadian Labour Congress;
  • Isabelle Masson, Researcher-curator, Canadian Museum for Human Rights
  • Niki Ashton, Member of Parliament for Churchill—Keewatinook Aski (Manitoba), New Democratic Party
  • Nancy Peckford, Executive Director, Equal Voice
  • Diane Redsky, Redsky Vision Consulting Development
  • Rosemary Sadlier, President of the Ontario Black History Society and one of the 12 Canadian Defenders for Human Rights of Speak Truth to Power Canada;
  • Dr. Alex Wilson, Associate Professor and Academic Director of the Aboriginal Education Research Centre at the University of Saskatchewan.

Join teacher leaders and classroom teachers at the amazing Canadian Museum for Human Rights as we explore the social justice issues that disproportionately affect women, dialogue around strategies to improve the status of women and girls, and honour the centennial of the first women to achieve right to vote!

Program at a glance

Sunday February 28

5:30 pm: Registration at the Victoria Inn Hotel

7 pm: Keynote speakers

Wine and Cheese reception to follow

Monday February 29

8:30 am-4:30 pm: At the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Presentations and Workshops (includes Lunch)

Tour of the Museum

4:30-6 pm: Free time to explore the Forks shops and area

7 pm: Dinner, Special Guest Speaker and Musical performance

Tuesday March 1

8:30 am-4 pm: Presentations and workshops (includes lunch)