Celebrating strong, kick-ass females: Our top 20 favourite Canadian women

From the arts, to politics, to athletics and more, here's our list of inspiring Canadian women.

Canada: Home to some of the smartest, funniest, and most interesting people on the planet. We think our celebs deserve more attention than they get, especially all the strong, kick-ass women in our midst! We’ve put our heads together to come up with a list of 20 of our favourite Canadian women, past and present, that we want to honour this Canada Day. From the arts, to politics, to athletics, and more, here’s our list of inspiring Canadian women:

  • Margaret Atwood, author
  • Adrienne Clarkson, former Governor General
  • Emily Carr, artist
  • Alice Munro, author
  • Nellie McClung, political activist
  • Joni Mitchell, musician
  • Julie Payette, astronaut
  • Michaelle Jean, former Governor General
  • Amy Millan, musician
  • Rachel McAdams, actress
  • Arlene Dickinson, entrepreneur
  • Feist, musician
  • Kim Newport, fashion designer
  • Dr. Samantha Nutt, founder of War Child Canada
  • Clara Hughes, Olympian (the only Canadian to have won medals in both the summer and winter Olympics!)
  • Roberta Bondar, astronaut
  • Emily Haines, musician
  • Ellen Page, actress
  • Hayley Wickenheiser, Olympic hockey player
  • Lynn Crawford, chef

Did we miss your favourite Canadian woman? Let us know in the comments below! (And, of course, it goes without saying that our very own host Tracy Moore and all of our female guest experts belong alongside all the ladies on this list, too!)

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How about these Women –
Flora Macdonald
Celine Dion
Judy Lamarsh
Marguerite Bourgeoys
Agnes Campbell Macphail
Lucy Maud Montgomery
Gabrielle Roy
Margaret Laurence
Jeanne Mance

June 28, 2015 at 7:40 pm

Seems like Christine Sinclair (and Team Canada) should be on there this year?

June 29, 2015 at 12:39 pm

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