The Charitable Division of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors

Celebrating International Women's Day & those who were our female trail blazers: Because of You


June Lawson was the first woman in Canada to receive the Certificate in Sanitary Inspection

(Canada). Miss Lawson was born in Scotland in 1907 and moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba. Miss Lawson attended Success Business College and graduated in 1930. She was the Clerk for the Winnipeg Health Department Food and Dairy Division as well as the Sanitation and Housing Division before training to become a Sanitary Inspector in 1942.

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