Feminist Theory Website

Feminism in Canada


Feminists on
This Website:

Barbara Godard

Feminists on
Other Sites:

Huguette Dagenais

Other Feminists:

Dyane Adam

Duy Ai Kien

Himani Bannerji

Lyne Bouchard

Michelle Breton

Linda Briskin

Nicole Brossard

Lucille Roy Bureau

Renée Cloutier

Lorraine Code

Lyse Langlois

Danielle Lee-Juteau

Denise Lemire

Thelma MacCormack

Dorothy Smith

Louise Vandelac

Almanda Walker-Marchand

Internet Sites

You can reach the Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy (CSWIP) here.

You can reach the Women's Program Faculty of Extension Women's Studies Links here. This site provides a wide array of links to sites across Canada.

Accéder à Études Féministes at l'Université Laval via la directrice, Renée Cloutier, ici.

Accéder à GREMF -- Groupe de recherche multidisciplinaire féministe -- at l'Université Laval ici.

You can read about "Canadian Women in History" here.

The Canadian Congress for Learning Opportunities for Women website can be accessed here.

The CRIAW -- Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women website is here.

The Canadian Index - Feminism and Women's Resources can be reached here.

The Women's Research Centre in Vancouver can be reached here.


      This page contains information about feminism in Canada, specifically: General Information, Aesthetics, History, Literature, Multiculturalism, Politics, and Religion.


      General Information

      Andrew, Caroline, ed. Getting the Word Out: Communicating Feminist Research. La Diffusion de la Recherche Feministe au Canada: Enjeux et Perspectives. Univ. of Ottawa Press, 1989.

      Bell, Laurie, ed. Good Girls / Bad Girls: Feminists and Sex Trade Workers, Face to Face. Seal Press Feminist Pub., 1987.

      Canadian Women's Indexing Group. Canadian Feminist Periodical Index, 1972-1985. Ontario Insitute for Studies in Education, 1991.

      Demers, Julie, "Looking for Able Women: The Canadian Army's Female Recruitment Campaign," WIN: Women's International Net, Issue 10A (June 1998). You can read this article here.

      FitzGerald, Maureen, Connie Guberman, Margie Wolfe, ed. Still Ain't Satisfied! Canadian Feminism Today. Univ. of Toronto Press, 1982.

      Hamilton, Roberta. Gendering the Vertical Mosaic: Feminist Perspectives on Canadian Society. Toronto: Copp Clark, 1996.

      Inglis, Dorothy. Bread and Roses. St. John's: Killick Press, 1996.

      MacPherson, Kay. When in Doubt, Do Both: The Times of My Life. Univ. of Toronto Press, 1995.

      Pierson, Ruth Roach, ed. Canadian Womens Issues. Formac Pub. Co. Ltd., 1994.

      Storrie, Kathleen, ed. Women, Isolation and Bonding: The Ecology of Gender. 1987.

      Tancred-Sheriff, Peta. Feminist Research. McGill Queens Univ. Press, 1988.


      Campbell, June. "Lights, Camera, Modem! Internet Performance Artist Lisa Naugle," WIN: Women's International Net Issue 6. You can read this article here.


      Fulford, Margaret, ed. The Canadian Women's Movement, 1960-1990: Guide to Archival Resources. Le Mouvement Canadien Des Femmes, 1960-1990: Guide De Ressources Archivistiques. ECW Press, 1993.

      Kinnear, Mary. Margaret McWilliams: An Interwar Feminist. McGill Queens Univ. Press, 1991.

      Newton, Janice. The Feminist Challenge to the Canadian Left: 1900-1918. McGill Queens Univ. Press, 1995.

      Roberts, Barbara. A Reconstructed World: A Feminist Biography of Gertrude Richardson. McGill Queens Univ Press, 1996.


      Anderson, Margaret, ed. Mother Was Not a Person. Univ. of Toronto Press, 1972.

      Bouson, J. Brooks. Brutal Choreographies: Oppositional Strategies and Narrative Design in the Novels of Margaret Atwood. Univ. of Massachusetts Press, 1993.

      Coger, Greta M., ed. New Perspectives on Margaret Laurence. Greenwood Pub. Group, 1996.

      Davey, Frank. Margaret Atwood: A Feminist Poetics. Talonbooks Ltd., 1993.

      Godard, Barbara, ed. Collaboration in the Feminine: Writings on Women and Cuture from Tessera. Second Story Press, 1994.

      Godard, Barbara. Filmography of Canadian and Quebec Literatures. Prepared for the Research Committee of ACQL, Vancouver, 1988.

      Godard, Barbara, ed. Gynocritics: Feminist Approaches to Canadian and Quebec Women's Writing. ECW Press, 1987.

      Godard, Barbara. Intersexions: Issues of Race and Gender in Canadian Women's Writing. (co-edited with Coomi Vevaina) Delhi: Creative Books, 1995.

      Godard, Barbara. Inventory of Research in Canadian and Quebec Literatures / Répertoire des Recherches en Littératures Canadienne et Québécoise. Prepared for the Research Committee of the Association for Canadian and Quebec Literatures, Toronto, 1983.

      Gould, Karen. Writing in the Feminine: Feminism and Experimental Writing in Quebec. Southern Illinois Univ. Press, 1990.

      Hengen, Shannon. Margaret Atwood's Power: Mirrors, Reflections and Images in Select Fiction and Poetry. Second Story Press, 1993.

      Hodkinson, Yvonne. Female Parts: The Art and Politics of Female Playwrights. Paul and Co. Pub. Consortium, 1991.

      Howells, Coral Ann and Lynette Hunter, ed. Narrative Strategies in Canadian Literature: Feminism and Postcolonialism. Open Univ. Press, 1991.

      Rebick, Judy and Kike Roach. Politically Speaking. Vancouver: Douglas and McIntyre, 1996.


      Emberley, Julie V. Thresholds of Difference: Feminist Critique, Native Women's Writings, Postcolonial Theory. Toronto: Univ. of Toronto Press, 1993.

      Godard, Barbara. Talking About Ourselves: The Literary Productions of Native Women. CRIAW Publication, no. 11 Ottawa: CRIAW, 1985.

      Kadi, Joanna, ed. Food for Our Grandmothers: Writing by Arab-American and Arab-Canadian Feminists. Boston: South End Press, 1994.

      Ng, Roxana, Pat Staton, and Joyce Scane, ed. Anti-Racism, Feminism, and Critical Approaches to Education. Greenwood Pub. Group, 1995.

      Pal, Leslie A. Interests of the State: The Politics of Language, Multiculturalism, and Feminism in Canada. McGill Queens Univ. Press, 1993.

      Reinart, Ustun, "Night Spirits: The Relocation of the Sayisi Dene," WIN: Women's International Net, Issue 5A (January 1998). You can read this article here.

      Rachel Josefowitz Siegel and Ellen Cole, ed. Celebrating the Lives of Jewish Women: Patterns in a Feminist Sampler. Harrington Park Press, 1997.


      Adamson, Nancy, Linda Briskin, and Margaret McPahil, ed. Feminist Organizing for Change: The Contemporary Women's Movement in Canada. Oxford Univ. Press, 1989.

      Agnew, Vijay. Resisting Discrimination: Women from Asian, Africa, and the Caribbean and the Women's Movement in Canada. Univ. of Toronto Press, 1996.

      Backhouse, Constance and David H. Flaherty, ed. Challenging Times: The Women's Movement in Canada and the United States. McGill Queens Univ. Press, 1992.

      Bannerji, Himani, ed. Returning the Gaze: Essays on Racism, Feminism and Politics. Sister Vision Press, 1993.

      Barrett, Michele and Roberta Hamilton, ed. The Politics of Diversity: Feminism, Marxism and Nationalism. Verso Books, 1987.

      Beale, Alison C.M. and Annette Van Den Bosch, ed. Ghosts in the Machine: Womena dn Cultural Policy in Canada and Australia. Garamond Press, 1997.

      Brodie, M. Janine. Politics on the Margins: Restructuring and the Canadian Women's Movement. Eiron, Inc.

      Cairns, Alan and Cynthia Williams, ed. The Politics of Gender, Ethnicity and Language in Canada. Univ. of Toronto Press, 1986.

      Connelly, Patricia. Feminism in Action. Canadian Scholars Press, 1993.

      Lacombe, Dany. Blue Politics: Pornography and the Law in the Age of Feminism. Univ. of Toronto Press, 1994.

      Laframboise, Donna. The Princess at the Window: A New Gender Morality. Toronto: Penguin, 1996.

      Lewis, Paula Gilbert, ed. Traditionalism, Nationalism, and Feminism: Women Writers of Quebec. Greenwood Pub. Group, 1985.

      Mandell, Nancy, ed. Feminist Issues: Race, Class, and Sexuality. Scarborough: Prentice-Hall Canada, 1995.

      Miles, Angela, ed. Feminism: From Pressure to Politics. Black Rose Books Ltd., 1989.

      Various authors. Women Unite! An Anthology of the Canadian Women's Movement. 1972.

      Walker, Gillian A. Family Violence and the Women's Movement: The Conceptual Politics of Struggle. Univ. of Toronto Press, 1990.


      Legge, Marilyn J. The Grace of Difference: A Canadian Feminist Theological Ethic. Scholars Press, 1992.

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