For home and country: NM54-2/2013E-PDF

the role of the Federated Women's Institute in rural Canada.

"The Federated Women’s Institutes of Canada (WI) played a leading role in the development of Canada’s farm communities. In the late nineteenth century, men met regularly at Farmers’ Union and Grange meetings. This allowed them to discuss the latest developments in scientific farming and other issues. However, there was no parallel organization for rural women. With leadership from Adelaide Hoodless, the first meeting of the WI was held in 1897 in Stoney Creek, Ontario. By 1919, branches had been established across Canada. The women of the WI: developed ties with Canadian agricultural colleges ; helped farm families deal with economic difficulties ; provided information about healthy farm practices ; made recommendations about farm succession and estate planning ; provided patriotic support in both World Wars. Two of the best known WI initiatives are “Pennies for Friendship” and “Well Baby.” “Pennies for Friendship” was launched in the 1930s. “Well Baby” funded portable health clinics and public school milk programmes in the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s"--Provided by publisher.

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Department/Agency Canada Science and Technology Museum Corporation.
Title For home and country
Subtitle the role of the Federated Women's Institute in rural Canada.
Publication Type Monograph
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note Issued also in French under title: Pour le foyer et la patrie : le rôle de la Fédération des instituts féminins dans le Canada rural.
Date [2013].
Number of Pages 7 p. :
Catalogue Number
  • NM54-2/2013E-PDF
Subject Terms Women, Agriculture, Education