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Marie-Josephine Gerin-Lajoie, 1890-1971, Social Reformer

Canadian Women

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue March 8, 1993
Year 1993
Quantity 3,900,000
Denomination
43¢
Perforation or Dimension 12.5
Series Canadian Women
Series Time Span 1993
Printer Ashton-Potter Limited.
Postal Administration Canada

Stamp Values/Prices (Beta Mode*)

Condition Name Avg Price
M-NH-VF Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine $0.90
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $0.40
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About Stamp

Two centennials are being celebrated in 1993: the founding of the National Office of the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA), and of the National Council of Women of Canada (NCWC). It is also the 50th anniversary of the first federally appointed woman judge in Canada. Honouring these events, four stamps are being issued depicting outstanding Canadian women. Throughout her life, Marie-Joséphine Gérin-Lajoie combined a commitment to social work and reform within the framework of a religious vocation. In 1911 she received her B.A., the first woman to accomplish this from a French-Canadian institute of higher learning. She travelled abroad, learning new social ideas and how to adapt them at home. While she was promoting her ideas on social responsibility, Marie became aware of her strong interest in the religious life. In 1923 she founded the Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil Institute, a secular order of nuns who dedicated their lives to social work. Her other accomplishments are numerous, including the founding of social centres, schools, day camps and self-help groups. In 1942 she saw her School of Social Action integrated into the School of Social Work at the University of Montreal.

Creators

Designed by Heather J. Cooper.
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Reference

Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamps Details, No. 9, 1993, p. 13-14.

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