Social Activist and Former Senator
Nancy Ruth was a United Church minister, a feminist activist, an equality rights/Charter advocate, a senator and now a civic activist on gender-based budgeting.
She co-founded LEAF, the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund, in 1985, the Canadian Women’s Foundation in 1986, and the Linden School, a girls’ day school for feminist leadership, in 1993. She introduced the Senate’s first Dying with Dignity bill.
Nancy Ruth recently co-produced a documentary entitled Play Fair, which addresses discrimination against women in sports.