"Breaking Convention-al Molds: Saskatchewan Women in Education” is the theme of Women’s History Month in Saskatchewan this year.
Women’s History Month is recognized every October across Canada and links with the anniversary of the "Persons Case" of 1929, in which Canadian women were formally recognized as "persons" under the law. This year's theme honours diverse Saskatchewan women for their educational achievements and for their innovation in creating learning opportunities for new generations of women and girls in this province.
"Access to quality education is important for women as it broadens horizons, opens more avenues for personal independence and economic growth, and empowers women to reach beyond their historical traditional roles," Minister responsible for the Status of Women Donna Harpauer said. "Our government is proud to support Women’s History Month and recognize the vital role of women educators who continue to inspire, shape and empower the leaders of tomorrow across this great province."
Throughout the month of October, the Status of Women Office will spot-light a series of stories on women leaders in education in Saskatchewan at www.saskatchewan.ca/swo.