Rosemary Ganley of Peterborough is a lifelong feminist activist and writer, who attended the Fourth UN Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995.
She lived for six years in Jamaica and Tanzania, and with her husband John founded the development agency, “Jamaican Self Help” in 1980. In 2016, she published a book on this experience: “Jamaica Journal: The Story of a Grassroots Canadian Aid Organization”.
Rosemary gave the Margaret Laurence Lecture at Trent on feminist theologies in 2011, and now writes a weekly column for the Peterborough Examiner. She was assistant editor of the independent newspaper Catholic New Times in Toronto from 2001-2006.
Her writing has appeared in the Globe and Mail, the Toronto STAR, the Peterborough Examiner, The Green Teacher and Conscience magazine.
Rosemary has three sons and eight grandchildren. She was inducted into the Peterborough Pathway of Fame in 2011 and received the YMCA Peace Medal in 2018.
In 2018 she served on Prime Minister Trudeau’s19- person Gender Equality Advisory Council for the G7 meetings in Quebec.