Adelaide Hunter Hoodless was designated a national historic person in 1960.

Historical importance: Advocate of domestic reform; active in YWCA, National Council of Women and VON; active in founding three faculties of household science and the Womens' Institutes.

Commemorative plaque: 359 Blue Lake Road, St. George, Ontario

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.


Hoodless, Adelaide Hunter National Historic Person
Portrait of Adelaide Hunter Hoodless
© Estate of Marion Long / Library and Archives Canada / Acc. No. 1993-308-1
Commemorative plaque for Hoodless, Adelaide Hunter National Historic Person
Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada commemorative plaque for Adelaide Hunter Hoodless National Historic Person (1857-1910), date unknown.


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