Second Wave Oral History Collection

The voices of 116 women from all parts of Canada,telling the stories of their activism on behalf ofwomen, can now be heard and explored in the Second WaveFeminism Oral History Collection (uOttawa, Women’sArchives).  Some of the women and stories will befamiliar, many are not, adding to the dynamic paletteof feminism in Canada. Funded by Nancy’s […]

OWHN Conference 2021 – Part I: Three Changes over Three Decades

In October 2021 OWHN held its first ‘Zoom’ conference. Despite the limitations of onlinecommunication, the conference was both inspiring and educational. On Friday night we watchedthe new video celebrating OWHN’s 30th anniversary, and spoke with its talentedproducer, Donna Gall. As well, our keynote speaker, historian Afua Cooper, speak on CanadianBlack Women’s History. On Saturday, there […]

Dr. Wendy Lynn Mitchinson (1947 – 2021)

OWHN sadly acknowledges the recent loss of another of its founders, Wendy Mitchinson (1947-2021), which comes closely on the heels of the death of Alison Prentice, making this is a difficult time. The following is a link to the obituary written on Wendy by her husband, Rex Lingwood, and close friend and fellow OWHN member, […]

Rob Leverty, Executive Director, of the Ontario Historical Society announces the OHS Alison Prentice Award:

The following letter, dated September 9, 2021, is from Rob Leverty of the Ontario Historical Society: Dr. Alison Prentice (1934-2021) was a pioneer in women’s history in Canada. A renowned scholar and beloved teacher, Prentice specialized in the history of education in Canada as well as Canadian women’s history. Her work at the Ontario Institute […]

Professor Alison Prentice (1934-2021)

Alison Prentice was a co-founder of OWNHN. The following is a tribute by Kari Dehli, Paula Bourne, Elizabeth Smyth and Harry Smaller Professor Alison Prentice died on June 25 in Victoria, BC. She will be remembered as a path-breaking feminist historian, a prolific researcher, writer and editor, an outstanding teacher, generous mentor and dear friend […]