June Callwood was a fascinating woman and one who worked passionately for women’s rights in Canada. Among her other many accomplishments, she was instrumental in founding Casey House, Jessie’s Centre for Teenagers, Digger House, Nellie’s hostel for abused women, PEN Canada, the Canadian Civil Liberties Foundation, and Feminists Against Censorship.

This is a great article about her life:

She made an enormous contribution to Canada because she gave so generously of herself,” said longtime friend, broadcaster Betty Kennedy.

Callwood passed away this weekend at 82. She will be sorely missed.

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