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Adelaide Hunter Hoodless 1857-1910

Adelaide Hunter Hoodless

Photos by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted September, 2010

Adelaide Hunter Hoodless

Plaque Location

The County of Brant
On the north side of Blue Lake Road (Road 35)
west of Highway 24, street number 359

Coordinates: N 43 14.226 W 80 17.812


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Plaque Text

Born in Ontario, Adelaide Hoodless sought to release the full potential of women for social action. An outspoken educator and social reformer, she successfully pressed for acceptance of Domestic Economy as a subject for study in Canadian schools, and was largely responsible for founding the Institutes of Household Science at Guelph, Ste. Anne de Bellevue and Toronto. Active in forming the Young Women's Christian Association, the National Council of Women, and the Federated Women's Institute, she also aided in establishing the Victorian Order of Nurses. She died in Toronto.

Another plaque at this location
Adelaide Hunter Hoodless 1857-1910

Related Ontario plaques
First Women's Institute 1897
The Erland Lee Home and the First Women's Institute
Victorian Order of Nurses for Canada

Related Toronto plaque
National Council of Women of Canada (NCWC)



Brant County Plaques

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> Posted March 31, 2010
I have been inside her house for a party. It's beautiful!

> Posted November 3, 2008
She used to live on my road!! Blue Lake Road (amazing)

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