Mayor McCallion was honoured by the Ottawa Chapter of the Famous 5 as a "Nation
Builder." The speaker series featured women who emulate the Famous 5 - strong,
determined, outspoken women. Women who through their leadership and courage have advanced the
cause of equality for all in ways that have enriched their communities and their country.
The Famous 5 Ottawa Chapter's aim is to raise awareness of the 'Persons' Case, where in
1929, thanks to the efforts of the Famous Five - Emily Murphy, Louise McKinney, Nellie McClung,
Henrietta Muir Edwards, Irene Parlby - Canadian women were legally declared persons.