Canadian Black 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 contributed much to her adopted country after she came to Canada from Jamaica in 1950. She received many awards and honors, and greatly deserved being recognized by a commemorative stamp. 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