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.

  • Perry

    Fantastic! You will be be a game changer too one day.
    12/06/2017 7:55:30 PM

  • Lidia

    Avah is clearly amazing here! Hope to see her win!
    12/06/2017 7:55:25 PM

  • Becca

    12/06/2017 7:54:16 PM

  • Haley

    Fabulous! I honestly had no idea that Canada had even had a female prime minister! The video was also very well done!!!
    12/06/2017 7:53:05 PM

  • Sophie

    absolutely incredible! Wonderful! So insightful, and very well executed!
    12/06/2017 7:52:49 PM

  • Gabriela

    You did great everything was amazing great work
    12/06/2017 7:48:37 PM

  • Josie

    I must say, this video was wonderfully executed and you really hit an important topic of today, well done. I applaud you!!!!!
    12/06/2017 7:48:11 PM

  • F.V

    Impressive work! The video is well shot and the editing is great! The information and its delivery is lovely as well! I wish the best of luck for you and your entry!!
    12/06/2017 7:47:45 PM

  • Josie

    I must say, this video was wonderfully executed and you really hit an important topic of today, well done. I applaud you!!!!!
    12/06/2017 7:47:36 PM

  • Gabriela

    Very well done you did fantastic!!
    12/06/2017 7:46:52 PM

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Sara Maya

Vancouver , British Columbia


Vancouver, British Columbia


Winnipeg, Manitoba

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.