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Famous 5 Foundation

Canadian women suffer a lack of equal representation, treatment and opportunity.

Right now, the gender gap is improving, but not quickly enough. At the current rate of progress, it will take 228 years to reach an equilibrium. This is simply not acceptable.

The Famous 5 Foundation (F5F) was established in 1996 to celebrate the work of 5 important persons in Canadian history. In 1997 we were registered as a not-for-profit, charitable organization, and have been celebrating and inspiring women to break through
barriers ever since. We’ve changed anthem lyrics, erected statues – even succeeded in getting the Famous Five women on Canada’s 50 dollar bill.

In order to address the systemic issue of underrepresentation and lack of female leadership throughout the country, our focus is on girls. We prepare girls to be leaders through programs and speakers that offer essential, targeted leadership training across Canada.