THE WAR ON THE HOMEFRONT: What women’s war on the homefront meant to Canadian women

It is hard to imagine the pain women in Canada would have felt knowing that their brothers, sons, and fathers were off fighting for their protection while they were forced to remain safe at home. Rather than wallowing in this isolation, Canadian women chose to act. They created women’s groups not only as a way to fight for the welfare of their soldiers but as a way to support each other. This was the story of the Emergency Women’s Committee for Wounded Veterans. By simply signing her name on a piece of paper, a Canadian woman could speak her mind and join a collective sisterhood that reminded her that she was not alone. It is important to remember that this was not a group of faceless women, but a group of individual women working together toward their goals. So, when you remember the fight of Canadian Women, make sure to also remember the simple acts they shared together. Small acts such as taking the time to have a movie night and watch educational film reels together allowed Canadian Women to not just fight, but to become the source of support they so desperately needed.

Obituary for Dr. Minerva Reid

The obituary for Dr. Minerva Reid, written by her friend and member of the Emergency Women’s Committee for Wounded Veterans. This obituary summarizes the life and accomplishments of Dr. Reid including her accomplishments with the Women’s Committee. All the good that the Committee accomplished if not for her tireless efforts.

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