Women's Press Club of Toronto - Kay Rex Scholarship
To the top student in Urban Politics and Society for Journalists.
“I’d never let a daughter of mine become a reporter,” was what the managing editor of the London Free Press told Kathleen (Kay) Rex when she came looking for a job in 1942. She went on to 40 years of work with the Woodstock Sentinel; Canadian Press bureaus in Vancouver, Ottawa and Toronto; and the Globe and Mail. She used that early response for the title of her 1995 book about the Canadian Women’s Press Club, No Daughter of Mine. The club existed between 1904 and the early 1970s, and boasted such members as Nellie McClung, L.M. Montgomery and Emily Murphy. Once confined to the “women’s pages,” Rex reported on poverty, daycare, immigration, health, employment and peace, introducing readers to the names of organizations and causes that would eventually be identified as feminist.