Mabel D. Leadlay Fund

During Mabel Dickson Leadley’s 30 years of teaching at Wentworth Street Public School, up to her retirement in 1953, she successfully campaigned for pension benefits for women teachers, never dreaming that she herself would become the oldest superannuated public school teacher in Ontario.

The sister of football star, Frank “Pep” Leadlay, she had many interests, including Big Sisters, the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Women’s Canadian Club and the English speaking Union.

Excerpt from 1986-1987 Annual Report