Women made many significant contributions such as rationing, working in munitions factories, and being part of Women's institutions or WSI's. This is the story of how their impressive contributions were made.
Women On The Farm
Women took over the roles of men and had to continue growing food for the war effort while raising their children. They made sure the farm was prosperous by planting, harvesting, and milikng cows.
Women At Home
"Use it up, Wear it out, Make it do, or do without"
Women did their part by rationing, donating old cookware and other household items to metal scrap drives. As well by giving blood and volunteering in community gardens.
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Women In Organizations
Women were involved in women's institutions called WSI's to help their neighbors extending to those in the military. They did activities such as making quilts, bandages, and clothes for sliders, sent special treats to military hospitals overseas and plenty of other things.
Women In The Industry
Women took on the roles of men because men left their jobs making women have to fill the spaces. At first, people were reluctant to let this happen but soon at the start of the war 570,000 women worked in the Canadian industry and did their job well.
If you aren't doing your bit to help the war effort than what are you doing!
Overall women's contributions in the war may not be realized but it is clear without women and their impressive contributions it might not have been as easy to win the war.