United Farm Women in Politics

In 1914, the United Farm Women of Alberta (U.F.W.A.) formed and quickly began pushing for improvements regarding public education, healthcare, community well-being and equal rights. The U.F.W.A. would typically bring their concerns to the U.F.A. Annual Conventions, who would then lobby the provincial government on their behalf. This saw legislation passed in 1916 for some … Continue reading United Farm Women in Politics

U.F.A. and the 1918 Influenza Pandemic

Today‚Äôs Covid-19 pandemic is reminiscent of the influenza pandemic of 1918. Although most of us were not around then, we can learn through archival sources how the pandemic changed daily life for Albertans, and draw parallels between the approaches and responses from a century ago to today. This blog post will look at the 1918 … Continue reading U.F.A. and the 1918 Influenza Pandemic