Baddeck in Victoria County, Nova Scotia — The Atlantic Provinces
Women, the War Effort and Winning the Right to Vote
Les femmes, l'effort de guerre et l'obtention du droit de vote
Women in Canada and Newfoundland were profoundly affected by the First World War. Overseas, they served as paid nurses and volunteers. On the home front, they laboured in factories, worked the land, ran patriotic organizations that sent supplies to Europe, and parented without their husbands. Despite the limitations on their roles in this era, their accomplishments drew great respect and were a key factor in their obtaining the right to vote.
Les femmes du Canada et de Terre-Neuve ont été profondément touchées par la Première Guerre mondiale. A l'étranger, elles ont servi en tant qu'infirmières rémunérées et bénévoles. Sur le front intérieur, elles travaillaient dans des usines, dans la production agricole, dirigeaient des organisations patriotiques qui envoyaient des fournitures en Europe et élevaient leurs enfants sans leurs maris. Malgré les limites de leurs rôles à cette époque, leurs réalisations ont suscité beaucoup de respect et ont été un facteur essentiel dans l'obtention du droit de vote.
Erected by Parks Canada / Parcs
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Patriots & Patriotism • War, World I • Women.
Location. 46° 6.162′ N, 60° 44.8′ W. Marker is in Baddeck, Nova Scotia, in Victoria County. Marker can be reached from Chebucto Street (Nova Scotia Route 205) 0.2 kilometers east of Jones Street, on the left when traveling east. Marker is mounted at eye-level on the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site restroom building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 559 Chebucto Street, Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Canada's Hundred Days and Armistice 1918 (here, next to this marker); Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Park (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The First Airplane Flight in Canada (about 90 meters away); First Flight by a British Subject in the British Empire (about 90 meters away); Alexander Graham Bell (about 120 meters away); First Aeroplane Flight (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); William Kidston (approx. half a kilometer away); History of Baddeck (approx. 0.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baddeck.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 62 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 20, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.