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October is Women’s History Month in Canada, a time to celebrate the women and girls from our past, and our present, who are contributing to a better, more inclusive Canada.

In 1992, the Government of Canada designated October as Women’s History Month, marking the beginning of an annual celebration of the outstanding achievements of women and girls throughout Canada’s history. 

This year’s theme, Through Her Lens: Celebrating the Diversity of Women, emphasizes the importance of recognizing the achievements and contributions of women from diverse backgrounds. It focuses on the unique perspectives, experiences, and challenges faced by women, including Indigenous women; women from 2SLGBTQI+ communities; women with disabilities; and newcomer, racialized, and migrant women.

Let’s continue to honour women who don’t accept the status quo and fight hard to improve the lives of all women in the country.

Check out the statement and video from the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, to mark Women’s History Month.

Get involved

Women’s History Month 2023 digital toolkit

Download these visuals and use them on your website, social media channels or virtual meetings.

How to save images to your computer or mobile device

(1) Open the full-sized image

Open the full-sized image by clicking on the link of the image you wish to download.

(2) Open the contextual menu

On a PC: Right-click on the image you want to download.
On a Mac: Hold down the Control key (Ctrl) and click on the image you want to download.
On a mobile device: Tap and hold the image you want to download until the menu appears.

(3) Choose “Save as”

The options on the contextual menu will vary, depending on which web browser you’re using. Some browsers may say “Save as” while others may say “Save image as” or “Save picture as.”

(4) Rename the file (optional)

A dialogue box will open, giving you the opportunity to change the file name or keep it as is.

(5) Choose a destination folder

Specify a location to save the downloaded image and click “Save.”

Web banner

Women's History Month web banner
Text version – Web banner

Image of Women’s History Month 2023 with the theme Through Her Lens on a green background with large purple circles and a camera lens design. The Canada wordmark appears in the bottom right corner.

Use this banner for your web or intranet content.

Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

Women's History Month image for Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
Text version – Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

Image of Women’s History Month 2023 with the theme Through Her Lens on a green background with large purple circles and a camera lens design. The Canada wordmark appears in the bottom right corner.

Use this image for you Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn content.

Instagram

Women's History Month image for Instagram
Text version – Instagram

Image of Women’s History Month 2023 with the theme Through Her Lens on a green background with large purple circles and a camera lens design. The Canada wordmark appears in the bottom right corner.

Use this image for you Instagram content.

Virtual meeting backgrounds

English background

Women's History Month Virtual meeting backgrounds
Text version – English background

Image of Women’s History Month 2023 with the theme Through Her Lens on a green background with large purple circles and a camera lens design. The Canada wordmark appears in the bottom right corner.

Use one of these backgrounds during your virtual meetings.

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