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Ruth Rittenhouse Morris, C.M., Ph.D.

Full Name Honour Received Residence
Ruth Rittenhouse Morris, C.M., Ph.D. C.M. Salmon Arm
Honour Appointment Investiture
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.
Updated: 2018-03-26
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