Canadian Women's Suffrage Association
|Purpose||advocate and public voice, educator and network, women's suffrage in Canada|
The Canadian Women's Suffrage Association, originally called the Toronto Women's Literary Guild, was an organization based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, that fought for women's rights.
The Toronto Women's Literary Guild was established in 1877 to fight for women's rights and for improved working conditions. Jessie Turnbull and Dr. Emily Howard Stowe, Canada's second licensed female physician, were founders. The guild had some success in improving access to higher education for women. It was renamed the Canadian Women's Suffrage Association in 1883 with Jessie (McEwen) Turnbull as its first president.
The Toronto-based association worked towards opening up education to women, and allowing women to advance as professionals, particularly as doctors.
- List of suffragists and suffragettes
- List of women's rights activists
- Timeline of women's suffrage
- Women's suffrage organizations
- Feminism in Canada
- "Dr. Emily Howard Stowe". Library and Archives Canada. 21 July 2008. Retrieved 2014-07-16.
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