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Women at Home
As a young woman just graduating high school, Tena Egar normally would have had few options for work. Women did have career ​opportunities in some fields, such as teaching. However, during the war women in Canada were ​filling positions traditionally held by men, like producing food and working in factoriesIn 1917 there were 35,000 women working in factories in Ontario and Quebec. Women ​also trained with rifles an completed military drills. Despite women’s contributions, many jobs were given to the men once they had returned from war.
 
Watch a short video made by York University on Canadian women's role in the war
 

 
 
Graduation certificate from the Ontario Department of Education for Tena Egar.                                                                                                  YRDSB Museum and Archives collection​

 
 
 
 
 
Collegiate Institutes, High Schools, and Continuation Schools of Ontario
It is hereby certified
That Tena Egar
has complied with the requirements of the Department of Education for
admission to a Collegiate Institute, High School, or Continuation School.
Dated at Aurora, Ont.
Signed on behalf of the High School Entrance Board July 1918
 
 
 
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