On June 10, 2022 Heritage Mississauga was onsite at the unveiling of the new interpretive plaque in Port Credit dedicated to Joyce May Firman, the first female letter carrier in Ontario and the first long-term female letter carrier in Canada.

This week on Ask A Historian, Matthew Wilkinson looks at the significant contributions Joyce Firman made in her career at Canada Post, the discrimination she faced and overcame, and the trail she blazed for women across Canada.

During the unveiling ceremony, Matthew sat down with Joyce’s daughter Bonnie Heath who helped champion the plaque installation and discussed what this incredible legacy means to her family.

Heritage Mississauga is honoured to have worked with Bonnie Heath, the City of Mississauga Heritage Planning, Councillor Stephen Dasko, and the late Jim Tovey to bring this initiative to fruition.

We encourage you to stop by the Joyce Firman plaque while you are in Port Credit (Stavebank Road and Lakeshore) and learn about the tenacious and inspirational, Joyce Firman.

You are invited to email us questions you have about Mississauga and we encourage you to send a short (less than 1 minute) MP4 video of your question, which we may feature in one of our “Ask a Historian” videos.

Any questions not featured in our videos will receive a written response from Matthew.

We would also love to feature questions from young Mississauga residents who are curious about their city and will feature a dedicated video to these inquisitive kids.

Send your questions to us at: [email protected]