The Bank of Canada, in an initiative announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on International Women's Day 2016, will put an iconic woman on a Canadian bank note.
They are asking for nominations from Canadians.
The Canadian Unitarian Council, together with USC Canada, think that Dr.
Lotta Hitschmanova's influence has been instrumental on how Canadians have become a caring community, and that she deserves her place on a Canadian bank note. Lotta came to Canada as a refugee during World War II and founded the Unitarian Service Committee (USC) Canada in 1945. She worked in Africa, Asia, Europe and other conflict-ridden regions to bring help, relief and hope to those who needed it most.
To nominate Lotta, head over to the Bank of Canada website
(http://www.bankofcanada.ca/banknoteable/) and fill out the nomination form.
David Rain, recently of USC Canada, has put together this highlight to for you to use or adapt.
Lotta Hitschmanova, a refugee, was one of our most influential & recognizable women for 4 decades. She made Canada a more caring society.
Lotta received many awards on 4 continents, and the Canadian Museum of History included her as one of our "founders."
She was Canada's Mother Teresa, our 20th century "saint", and with her unique uniform, she would proudly grace one of Canada's bank notes and be recognized instantly for helping build Canada into a caring and compassionate society.
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