Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Mya Caronport, Saskatchewan

Fair address: Moose Jaw Regional Saskatchewan Youth Heritage Fair

Project: Women at Work during the World Wars

This project looks at what the Canadian women did during the World Wars and how it had an impact on Canada.  It talks about what the women did in the military and how they helped at home. 

What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

The most interesting thing that I learned was that women had a role in the military. Through these roles women were able to serve our country in a way that would not be expected prior to this time. I had no idea about this and was very surprised.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

An important lesson that I want to share is that during the World Wars, Canadian women were very brave and strong. They proved that given the opportunity, women were able to do the hard work and do it well. Also, I would want Canadians to know that women had a very big impact on the Canada we live in today.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

My life today compared to a women's life then would be very different. For example, women weren't allowed to enlist in the military, unlike today. These women cleared a path and opened many opportunities for me as a Canadian female today.

  • Katherine Munro

    Once again you'very done a wonderful job researching your topic. I am so proud of all your accomplishments. Great job putting the video together. Best of luck in the competition.
    05/07/2015 3:15:39 PM

  • Sherri buhler

    Great job Mya!
    30/06/2015 8:50:11 AM

  • Julee

    well done
    28/06/2015 7:39:12 PM

  • Brent goerz

    Sounds very interesting !
    27/06/2015 9:58:32 PM

  • Lara DiGuistini

    Good job!
    27/06/2015 7:25:19 PM

  • Nancy Oduor

    Well done! You put a lot of hard work into this.
    27/06/2015 6:45:43 PM

  • Carl

    Can we read/see the project sometime?
    27/06/2015 1:35:25 PM

  • Yvonne Douglas

    Awesome Job Mya!!
    27/06/2015 1:17:39 PM

  • Tienlan Sun (Young Citizen 2015)

    Great job! I enjoyed watching your video. You spoke very maturely and at a good pace. Your script was also written very well. I learned a lot from watching your video.
    22/06/2015 12:26:37 AM

  • Heather Gobbett

    Mya, you've chosen a terrific topic and done an excellent job at it. Thanks for studying and sharing this important information :)
    21/06/2015 6:14:42 PM

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Project partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
  • Canadian Heritage / Patrimoine Canadien
  • Government of Canada
  • HBC: Hudson's Bay Company
  • ecentricarts inc.