Helena Gutteridge

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Helena Gutteridge addressing "Post Office riot" demonstrators, Vancouver. 1938.

Helena Rose Gutteridge (April 8, 1879 – October 3, 1960) was a suffragette, labour activist and the first woman elected to city council in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Born in London, England, she founded the BC Women's Suffrage League shortly after her arrival in Vancouver in 1911. She later joined the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation and was elected to Vancouver City Council in 1937, serving for one term.


  • "Gutteridge, Helen". Encyclopedia of British Columbia. Ed: Daniel Francis. Harbour Publishing. Vancouver. 2000.
  • The Struggle for Social Justice in British Columbia: Helena Gutteridge, the Unknown Reformer. Irene Howard. UBC Press. 1992

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