Women Who Lived and Loved North of 60
September 1, 2002
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Toni Graeme

Toni Graeme, mother of seven daughters, union president and supervisor in social services in Vancouver, BC, moved to Canada's north for ten years. She traveled thousands of miles in Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut and came to know, admire and love the people and the land. She bred Samoyed dogs, cross country skied, raised chickens for organic eggs and had a bountiful summer garden. Toni was resource Person for the Yukon Status of Women in 1979, then moved to Yellowknife, NWT in 1980 to be an employment and training counselor, in 1984 and was chosen to be the first Executive Director of the NWT's Women's Secretariat. She also served seven years as the first woman on the NWT Apprenticeship Board. She is a world traveler, has worked for improvements for women all her working life and as a volunteer. Toni now lives in Victoria, BC and is a writer and coach for writers wanting to publish.

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