Doris Anderson
Updated: 3/16/2021
Doris Anderson

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  • 1955 As the first female editor of the Chatelaine, Anderson shifted the magazine towards women through her feminist views and her discussion of women rights and issues. This doubled the magazine's circulation and her influence.
  • Chatelaine Sales & Popularity
  • Women are people too!! We have issues and it's important to discuss them
  • Panel #5
  • Women are a part of Canada.
  • Women's issues are real issues!
  • 1967 Anderson joined the Committee for the Equality of Women in Canada. The group launched a lobbying campaign to establish a royal commission on issues affecting women. With growing pressure from the media and from Canadian women, the Royal Commission on the Status of Women in Canada was created.
  • To ignore our issues, is to ignore the underlying issues of Canada as a whole
  • Panel #6 - 1967
  • Finally, in this position I'll be able to fight for the rights of women and have my voice be heard by the government, right?
  • 1979 Doris Anderson had campaigned for a seat in the House of Commons, she was unsuccessful. However, she was appointed as and became president of the Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women (CACSW). Along with this, at the time, the parliament was preparing changes to the consitiution of rights and Freedoms
  • 1981 Anderson then resigned from her presidency as she believed that the government had purposefully prevented the "Women and the Constitution" conference, planned by the advisory council, from happening. Her highly publicized resignation from the CACSW helped draw awareness to the conference on the status of women
  • Panel #7 - 1979
  • As the first female editor of the Chatelaine, Anderson shifted the magazine towards women through her feminist views and her discussion of women rights and issues. This doubled the magazine's circulation and her influence.
  • The government has no right in preventing this conference!
  • I have officially resigned from my Presidency due to the fact that the government does not care about gender equality.
  • Society cannot advance with these discriminatory beliefs
  • 1981 The awareness of the conference brought on by Anderson caused public outrage, and her and the National Committee launched a lobbying campaign. This lobbying in regards to the conference led to the addition of a section in the Charter which guaranteed rights and freedoms regardless of gender
  • Articles 15 & 28: States that men and women are legally equal
  • Charter of Rights & Freedoms
  • Thank you, Doris Anderson!