We've got a famous past
And we're building the future

Nearly a century ago, the Famous Five paved the way for women to participate in matters of public life. Today, the Famous 5 Foundation exists not only to share their story, but also to continue the important work that these courageous women started. Because when it comes to gender equality, there's still much to do to bridge the gap. 


Photo: The Alberta Order of Excellence

Congratulations to our Co-founder Frances Wright on receiving the Order of Alberta from Lt.Gov. Lois Mitchell. How significant to honour her work on the 90th Anniversary of the ‘Persons Day’.

Photo: The Alberta Order of Excellence website

90th Anniversary of the ‘persons’ case: host your own "PINK TEA"

On October 18, 2019, the Famous 5 Foundation will host an event to commemorate ‘Persons’ Day and celebrate the 90th anniversary of the victory of the ‘Persons’ Case.

Why a Pink Tea?

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THEN: When the Famous 5 were campaigning for women to have the right to vote and run for elected office, their suffrage meetings were disrupted by their opponents. Women traditionally held teas for the birth of children, when someone left the community or other reasons. Men didn’t attend these teas so suffragists started calling their political meetings Pink Teas and very few opponents attended.

NOW: What the Famous 5 began, we continue: pay equity, racial inequality, 2SLGBTQIA+ rights, missing and murdered Indigenous girls and women, mental health and addiction, and more. Whatever your gender, race, sexuality, age or background, we are all persons. What are you fighting for?

Join us in the celebration by hosting your very own “Pink Tea” in the weeks leading up to October 18th.

Pink Tea Kit

Canadian women are hosting Pink Teas inspired by the Famous 5 legacy and the 90thAnniversaryPersonsDay



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Upcoming Events

The Famous 5 Foundation hosts many events each year, including the Enbridge Speaker Series, the Famous 5 Gala, and an annual ‘Persons’ Day Celebration.  

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