Link to Accessible Catalogue

Role of Women

Searching for Encyclopedias or Reference Books?

The Canadian Encyclopedia: Women and the Lawbook cover image

The Canadian Encyclopedia: Women in the Labour Force

The Canadian Encyclopedia: Women's Movement

The Canadian Encyclopedia: Status of Women

Searching for Resources?

Resources on gender roles

Resources on Women’s rights in Canada

Resources on women in the Canadian workplace

Searching for Magazine, Journal and Newspaper Articles?

Using Information Databases, you will find articles published in magazines, newspapers and academic journals that you can’t find using the Internet. All our databases are listed on our website but we recommend you try the ones below first.
*If you are using a computer that isn’t in the library, you’ll be asked to type in your library card number.

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Canadian Points of View Reference Centre

  • You may search by word or phrase
  • Click on "View all Topics" tab and then click on Women's Issues to see collections of articles on topics related to women in Canada.


  • Search "women and sex roles", "women and rights", "women and discrimination"

See all Information Databases.

Recommended Websites

Status of Women Canada
Status of Women Canada (SWC) is a federal government organization that promotes the full participation of women in the economic, social and democratic life of Canada. The page is providing access to news releases, some related statistics and descriptions of commemorative dates .

Human Rights Watch
The Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. The site provides a lot of information in its news, publications and multimedia sections. There is an option to browse by region, country or topic.

Nobel Women’s Initiative
The Nobel Women’s Initiative was established by six women Nobel Peace Prize Laureates to promote the work of women’s rights activists worldwide addressing the root causes of violence. The page provides news section, articles on related issues and links to other websites.