- In 1920, Catherine Sheldon-Williams, known as the “grand lady of Saskatchewan education” created the province’s first correspondence school. Within five years, the enrolment increased to 300 applicants.
- In 1921, only 2 percent of married women in Canada were in the labour force.
- In 1924, Victoria Tory Miners became the first female public school principal in Saskatoon. She remained in this position at Haultain School until her retirement in 1948.
- In response to continuing preference of some trustees to choose male teachers, in 1915, women teachers of Saskatchewan came together to form the Saskatoon Women Teachers’ Association (SWTA). By 1918, with Victoria (Tory) Miners as president, the SWTA became the largest teachers’ local in the province of Saskatchewan. Tory played a vital role in changing the status and working conditions of teachers in Saskatchewan, making her area of focus equal pay for women.
- In 1916, the Superannuated Teacher Association was founded by Emma Stewart and Flora Henderson.
- The extensive impact of World War I, 1914-1918, profoundly changed the composition of Saskatchewan teachers. As women entered the classrooms, they were issued provisional teaching certificates to overcome the shortage of male teachers who joined the Canadian army.
Legislative amendments adopted by the Government of Saskatchewan on May 4, 2017, represent a significant shift in governance, administration and oversight in the PreK-12 education system. Learn about the effects these changes have had on the sector and the long-term implications for teaching and learning in our province.