What do you mean I need my husband’s signature? – October 30, 2015, 7 p.m.

Working together empowers communities.

In the second half of the 1970s Ottawa women came together to create an institution that would allow women to open bank accounts in their own names.

Working together empowered individuals.

This is the story of women who worked to create the Ottawa Women’s Credit Union and about the Antigonish movement that inspired them.

Storytellers: Ruth Stewart-Verger and Donna Stewart

Songs by Maura Volante

Cost: $15 with a cash bar

Location: 251 Bank Street, 2nd Floor

Author: Ken Clavette

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  1. Bob Hatfield on November 9, 2015 at 2:50 pm Reply

    What a marvellous story! Ruth and Donna did a tremendous job of introducing us to an important aspect of Ottawa’s history. It’s a useful reminder that it wasn’t so long ago, in the lifetimes of many of us, that women had to have their husband’s permission to open a bank account. There’s still a way to go, but some progress has been made.

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