Canadian Heritage Stamp Honours Rosemary Brown

An activist, feminist, opponent of racism, and champion of human rights, and the first Black woman elected to public office in Canada. Rosemary Brown has contributed much to her adopted country since she came to Canada from Jamaica in 1950. She is the recipient of many awards and honors. The Rosemary Brown Award for Women was established in 2004 through Simon Fraser University and is awarded annually recognizing and honouring a BC based woman or organization that promotes the values and ideals which Rosemary Brown championed. Find out more