Image Credit: Jake Melara

What has it meant to be a woman in Canada throughout its 150-year history?

This nationally travelling exhibit explores how women have transformed Canadian politics, work, and everyday life. Trailblazing illustrates the experiences of women – mothers, sisters, daughters, partners, and friends – from all walks of Canadian life.

Each thematic area includes historic and contemporary narratives, multi-media presentations, artifacts, and in some cases, hands-on interactives. Learn about the challenges faced by women both historically and today, and discover achievements from across the country.

Highlighted throughout the exhibit are Canadian women who have been “trailblazers” in bringing about social and political change. Come learn about the accomplishments of hundreds of remarkable women. From Hide Hyodo Shimizu (a teacher who organized a school system in British Columbia’s Japanese internment camps during the Second World War) to Shelia Watt-Cloutier (Nobel Peace Prize nominee in 2007), their stories will inspire.

Trailblazing: Women in Canada since 1867 was created and produced by the Waterloo Region Museum and was funded by the Region of Waterloo. The exhibit was also funded in part by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage / Museums Assistance Program. Tour managed by Science North.

Science North is an agency of the Government of Ontario and a registered charity.

Exhibition Details

Languages: English, French, Other
Rental Cost: Contact for details
Shipping Cost: Inbound, one-way
Insurance: Additional
Minimum Rental Period: Negotiable
Size: Flexible, 1500 to 5000 sq ft / 139 to 465 sq m
Availability: 2023 and beyond
Security Level: Low
Number of Crates: 12+
Total Crated Weight:
Original Objects: Yes, loans and artefact reproductions
Interactives: Yes
Special Requirements: No
Supplementary Materials: Educational, Promotional

For more information, please contact:

Lending Organization: Science North
Contact Person: Kathryn Huneault, Manager of International Sales Operations
Telephone: +1-705-522-3701
Website: Science North, International Sales

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