Formerly the President of Calgary’s United Way, Ruth Ramsden-Wood remains actively engaged in the Calgary community. She is a member of the Executive of the Calgary Chapter of ICD; the Responsible Canadian Energy Advisory Group for CAPP; the National Institute of Canadian Citizenship; the Calgary Opera Board; the RCMP Foundation Board; the Alberta Champion Society; the Advisory Board for the Canadian Centre for Advanced Leadership at the Haskayne School of Business; and the Calgary Greenway Patrons Council. Under her leadership, the United Way was a Founding Member and Partner of the Calgary Homeless Foundation and helped develop Calgary’s Plan to End Homelessness. She has received numerous awards including an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Calgary, the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal for volunteer service and the Alberta Centennial Medal.
“I believe we have a collective responsibility for the most vulnerable people in our community. We can end homelessness and build a much better community for us all if we put our hearts and minds together. That is what the RESOLVE Campaign is all about.”Ruth Ramsden-Wood