bank noteA new polymer bank note featuring an iconic Canadian woman will be issued in late 2018. The Bank of Canada is inviting the public to nominate women from Canada’s past who are deserving of this recognition. The open call for nominations is now under way and will close on 15 April 2016.

Nominees will be considered if they meet the following criteria: They are a Canadian (by birth or naturalization) who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, achievement or distinction in any field, benefiting the people of Canada, or in the service of Canada. They have been deceased for at least 25 years.

You can enter the names of 5 different women you think are deserving. You must provide a short (250 characters or less) description of each person you nominate. For further information and to enter the online nominee process, click View.