Thursday, 18 April 2013

Canadians on the homefront

Canadians on the homefront were very contributive. People rationed their food so it could be sent overseas to help the men fighting. Rationing their food made it hard for Canadians on the homefront to get sugar, butter, eggs and other scarce food items. Another way Canadians contributed was by collecting scrap metal and donating anything they weren't using like old cookware, clothing, etc.. Their donations would help make guns and other war materials needed. Canadians could also donate blood and buy victory bonds to support the war. Farmer's wives and children had to take over the farm in order to grow the food needed for the war effort. Mothers and children worked together planting, harvesting crops, caring for livestock and milking cows. There was also women's organizations during world war two. These organizations made quilts, bandages, and clothing for men overseas, they also collected and sent books, newspapers and special treats to military hospitals. The main organization called "The Women’s Institutes" also had a “Central War Charities Fund” that raised millions of dollars during the Second World War. Also women worked in factories, whether it was canning preserved fruits and vegetables to send overseas or making weapons for the soldiers, women contributed a lot at the homefront. I think we wouldn't have been as successful during ww2 if it wasn't for the help of the women on the homefront, because they kept farms and factories going while the men were off fighting.


  1. Sarah, you have provided a lot of evidence to support your argument about the value of women's work.

  2. Why do you think that many married women with families lied about them to be able to work in factories instead of around the house?