Francis Marion Beynon moved to Winnipeg in 1896. She had trained as a teacher but worked as a catalogue writer for Eaton’s. In 1908, along with her older sister ,Lillian, she joined the Quill Club, which was an organization of journalists and intellectuals who met to discuss the issues of the day. In 1912 Francis became editor of the women’s page of the Grain Growers’ Guide and used her column to promote women’s rights. She also supported labour reform and prohibition. She was involved in the formation of the Political Equality League and the winning of the vote for women. She also urged reformers to concern themselves with the poverty and exploitation of workers and immigrants.