Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Avah Ottawa, Ontario

Fair address: Ottawa Regional Fair

Project: History of Women's Roles in Canada

We have explored the many persevering and extraordinary women who have taken on some of the greatest careers in the history of Canada. We have learnt their troubles, and acknowledged the great lengths they went to, in order to achieve their dreams and aspirations.

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

I learned about the many struggles that women did, and on occasion, still, have to go through to be accepted in the workforce. I also learned about some of the seemingly invisible struggles that women STILL go through, in the workforce, such as the gender wage gap. The struggles that women have faced in the past are incomparable to those that men did.

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

Acceptance. These women had to work extremely hard to achieve their goals. Acceptance was hard to get in that time and place, so these women worked double, even triple of what all the other men had to. They excelled in order to be accepted, and they accepted others too.

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

My life is quite different to what it would have been 150 years ago, or even 50 years ago. I wouldn't have been allowed to have the dreams and aspirations for my future career that I have now. Although I will still have to face troubles, they are incomparable to those of 50, 150 years ago.

  • Dave

    Outstanding job! You truly do deserve to win.
    12/06/2017 8:20:38 PM

  • Riz

    You are brilliant. I honestly think this young woman should be our prime minister one day.
    12/06/2017 8:17:35 PM

  • Rose

    A job well done indeed! Great public speaking! And what confidence!
    12/06/2017 8:06:35 PM

  • Rose

    A job well done indeed! Great public speaking! And what confidence!
    12/06/2017 8:05:49 PM

  • Adam

    This was pretty cool. Had no idea
    12/06/2017 8:03:45 PM

  • Lola

    Great representative of women at large
    12/06/2017 8:02:13 PM

  • Luena

    Avah i totally understand what your trying to say and I love how you give emotion in your video ur such a great person and hope you win because you have worked so hard for this project I am so happy for you
    12/06/2017 8:01:39 PM

  • Adam

    This was pretty cool. Had no idea
    12/06/2017 8:01:07 PM

  • Flora

    This is so cool. Hope to see her do well!
    12/06/2017 7:59:35 PM

  • Pamela

    Amazing work! What a well-spoken young woman!
    12/06/2017 7:57:32 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.