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Almanda Walker-Marchand and the Fédération des Femmes Canadiennes-Françaises

 
 
Almanda Walker-Marchand and the Federation des Femmes Canadiennes-Francaises Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert Rusaw, August 15, 2022
1. Almanda Walker-Marchand and the Federation des Femmes Canadiennes-Francaises Marker
Inscription.  Almanda Walker-Marchand was the founder and president of the Fédération des femmes canadiennes-françaises (FFCF). Born in Quebec City in 1868, she moved with her family first to Montreal and then to Ottawa. Her last home overlooked this park. In 1914, days after the declaration of the First World War, Walker-Marchand encouraged a group of more than 400 French-Canadian women to form an organization dedicated to helping French-Canadian soldiers and their families both during and after the war. From 1918-45 they contributed to the relief of poverty, advancement of health and education and the promotion of francophone culture. During Walker-Marchand's 32 years as its president, the FFCF expanded beyond Ottawa to form many chapters in francophone communities across Canada. In 1943, Walker Marchand was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire. She died in 1949, but the group continued and evolved to champion the political, social and economic rights of francophone women throughout Canada. Celebrating its 100 anniversary in 2014, it is known today as the Alliance des femmes de la francophonie canadienne.
 
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Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkWar, World IWar, World IIWomen. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Ontario Heritage Foundation series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1914.
 
Location. 45° 25.551′ N, 75° 40.303′ W. Marker is in Ottawa, Ontario. Marker is on Range Road, on the right when traveling north. The marker is located in Strathcona Park, along the walking trail leading north from the parking lot on Somerset E. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ottawa ON K1N 8J4, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1900 All Saints' Anglican Church (approx. half a kilometer away); University of Ottawa (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); Grand Central Hotel / Hôtel Grand Central (approx. 1.6 kilometers away); Marion Dewar Plaza (approx. 1.6 kilometers away); 89 And 91 Rideau Street / 89 et 91 Rue Rideau (approx. 1.6 kilometers away); By Ward Market Heritage Conservation District (approx. 1.6 kilometers away); By Ward Market Building (approx. 1.6 kilometers away); L’École Guigues and Regulation 17 / L’École Guigues et le Règlement 17 (approx. 1.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ottawa.
 
Almanda Walker-Marchand and the Fédération des Femmes Canadiennes-Françaises Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert Rusaw, August 15, 2022
2. Almanda Walker-Marchand and the Fédération des Femmes Canadiennes-Françaises Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2022, by Robert Rusaw of Massena, New York. This page has been viewed 67 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 23, 2022, by Robert Rusaw of Massena, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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