Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Meetup/53

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Celebrating Canadian women

August: Indigenous women August: Women in peace August: Canadian women New in August: #1day1woman Global Initiative September: Hispanic and Latina Women September: Women in the Olympics September: Women from New Zealand See also: Future events

Hello and welcome to WikiProject Women in Red (WiR) whose objective is to turn redlinks into blue ones. Our project's scope is women's biographies and women's works. Did you know that according to WHGI only 17.06% of the English Wikipedia's biographies are about women? Not impressed? Content gender gap is a form of systemic bias, and this is what WiR addresses. We invite you to participate whenever you like in whatever way suits you and your schedule. Women in Red warmly welcomes you!
Eva Ault.
Online event
1-31 August 2017Join the Women in Red online editathon from anywhere in the world.
In-person event
Wednesday, 9 August, 1pm-5pm at BAnQ-Vieux, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Facilitated by WikiConference North America.
Use social media to promote our work!
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  • {{WikiProject Women}} if born after 1950; or {{WikiProject Women's History}}:: if born before 1950.
  • {{WikiProject Canada}}
  • Editathon banner: {{WIR-53}}

Women in Red is hosting a virtual editathon from August 1 to 31, 2017 on Canadian women, providing an opportunity for you to create or improve articles on women who are notable in various fields of endeavor. The virtual edit-a-thon allows enthusiasts from around the globe to participate in the work.

  • to encourage inexperienced editors and show them how they can contribute to Wikipedia by creating biographies of some of the world's most prominent women
  • to draw the attention of more experienced editors to the need for concerted action on a specific area
  • to support Wikipedia in combating the systemic bias against the coverage of women and women's works
  • to promote the new/improved articles and images through social media (Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter)

Work list[edit]

  1. Wikidata list of Canadian women
  2. Western Canadian women
  3. The Canadian Woman's Annual and Social Service Directory

Add other red links here, if possible with a source:


  1. Megalibrarygirl (talk) 22:44, 26 July 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 03:01, 27 July 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. Ipigott (talk) 11:57, 27 July 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. PamD 22:14, 27 July 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  5. Penny Richards (talk) 13:10, 29 July 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  6. SusunW (talk) 13:11, 29 July 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  7. Rosiestep (talk) 14:56, 29 July 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  8. Camelia (talk) 22:36, 31 July 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  9. Zanimum (talk) 13:04, 1 August 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  10. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits
  11. Elisa.rolle --Elisa.rolle (talk) 20:10, 4 August 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  12. Big_iron (talk) 13:05, 5 August 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  13. Victuallers (talk) 14:07, 9 August 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  14. GorillaWarfare (talk) 17:20, 9 August 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  15. EarlyspatzTalk 17:59, 9 August 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  16. Missvain (talk) 16:53, 16 August 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  17. Alafarge (talk) 18:47, 18 August 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Remember to promote our outcomes via social media. Here's a key:

  • Add FB after the article if you mention it on Facebook
  • Add PIN after the article if you pin the image on Pinterest
  • Add TW after the article if you tweet it on Twitter; include #1day1woman. Note, if you are tweeting from the @wikiwomeninred twitter page, the tweet automatically shows up on the wikiwomeninred FB page.

New or upgraded articles[edit]

  • Add here the titles of your new or upgraded articles from August – most recent at the top, specifying upgraded if not new.
  1. Ada Mackenzie TW
  2. Hélène Loiselle
  3. Alexandrine Gibb upgrade TW
  4. Lynn Séguin
  5. Lorraine Vaillancourt
  6. Rachel Laurin
  7. Amelia Douglas TW
  8. Rhené Jaque
  9. Fannie Tremblay
  10. Andrée Lajoie
  11. Marie-Josée Simard
  12. Francine Ouellette
  13. Mary Riter Hamilton - added pic, PIN TW
  14. Martha Black - added pic, PIN TW
  15. Adine Fafard-Drolet
  16. Karen Messing new (mirroring new French biog), PIN
  17. Hilary Leith pic only, PIN
  18. Andrea Burk pic only
  19. Andrée Desautels
  20. Germaine Malépart
  21. Anne Leahy
  22. Anaïs Allard-Rousseau
  23. Kate Eva Westlake - PIN
  24. Jennie Fowler Willing TW, PIN
  25. Marcelle Gauvreau
  26. Noel MacDonald TW
  27. Marion Stinson Crerar - PIN
  28. Christine Ross Barker TW, PIN
  29. Pnina Granirer - moved from AfC
  30. Women's Peace Union expanded with info about Canadian roots
  31. Emily Andras
  32. Susan Collett
  33. Ellen Mary Knox - PIN
  34. Dorothy K. Burnham <- she was rejected from Articles for Creation for not being notable enough. She is a member of the Order of Canada. - PIN
  35. Helena Coleman - PIN
  36. Agathe Génois
  37. Mary Elizabeth Bayer - PIN
  38. H. Isabel Graham TW - PIN
  39. Arnaq TW. PIN
  40. Eva Ault TW, PIN
  41. Evah McKowan TW, PIN
  42. Mona Latif-Ghattas TW, PIN
  43. Marie-Christine Bernard TW
  44. Annie Gardner Barr (upg, just added an image) TW, PIN
  45. Augusta Stowe-Gullen (upg, just added an image) TW, PIN
  46. Grace Julia Parker Drummond - PIN TW
  47. Emma Stirling - PIN TW
  48. Cécile Gagnon
  49. Lara Aharonian TW
  50. Helen Richmond Young Reid TW2, PIN
  51. Danielle Marcotte - PIN
  52. Madeleine Bleau TW, PIN
  53. Eliza Ann McIntosh Reid TW, PIN
  54. Edith Ballantyne, TW
  55. Chantal Cadieux
  56. Ethel Tawse Jollie (upg, just added an image), PIN
  57. Betty Farrally
  58. Anna Moncrieff Hovey
  59. Phyllis Holtby
  60. Stella Asling-Riis - TW/FB, PIN
  61. Eva Clare
  62. Amabel Anderson Arnold - new/FB/TW, PIN
  63. Abla Farhoud
  64. Maryse Pelletier
  65. Linda Wilscam
  66. Elizabeth Scott Matheson TW, PIN
  67. Gaëtane de Montreuil (upg, just added image from Commons), PIN, TW/FB
  68. Gwendolyn Black
  69. Lily Dougall (upg, just added an image), PIN, TW/FB
  70. Jean McIlwraith (upg, just added an image), PIN, TW/FB
  71. Jessie Turnbull TW, PIN
  72. Edith Sarah Louisa Boulton (upg, just added an image) TW, PIN
  73. Dorothy Morton
  74. Mary Ann Maitland
  75. Frances Shelley Wees - TW/FB
  76. Agnes Christina Laut (upg, just added image from Commons) - TW/FB, PIN
  77. Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon (upg, just added image from Commons) - TW/FB, PIN
  78. Georgina Fraser Newhall, PIN
  79. Women's suffrage in Canada (was redirect) - TW/FB
  80. Frances M. Gage TW
  81. Daisy DeBolt
  82. Celia Levetus - TW/FB, PIN
  83. Catherine Aurelia Caouette - TW/FB, PIN
  84. Jane Green (geneticist)

Did You Know features[edit]

New/expanded articles featured in the Did you know... column of the Wikipedia Main page

  • Add here - most recent at the top with date of publication

New or improved pictures[edit]

Press about the event[edit]

Event templates[edit]