Order of Canada
Ruth Rittenhouse Morris, C.M., Ph.D.
|Ruth Rittenhouse Morris, C.M., Ph.D.
|Member of the Order of Canada
||May 30, 2001
||July 30, 2001
|She is a model for those who seek to serve others. A longtime advocate for justice reform, at the request of the Ontario government, she founded a groundbreaking program which made it possible for many to receive bail who would not have previously qualified. She also founded Toronto's first bail residence, as well as a halfway house for ex-offenders. Generous with her time and resources, she used her caring and dynamism to launch many other innovations in Toronto. These include a community project aimed at improving banking services for disadvantaged citizens, a drop-in centre for street people and a multicultural, multilingual conflict resolution service.
|Deceased on September 17, 2001.