In an effort to increase much-needed gender equality on boards, YWCA Edmonton and DirectHer Network have teamed up on a unique 12-month pilot project aimed at blazing more pathways for women and gender minorities wanting to serve at decision-making tables. “This partnership is a made-in-Alberta solution to the real challenge of not seeing enough women on boards, particularly women of colour and Indigenous women. We need to open more doors for everyone,” said YWCA Edmonton
Rose was September 28, 1946 in Athabasca, Alberta.
She received her Bachelor of Education in 1969 from the University of Alberta, and was a teacher from 1969 to 1989. Rose was a founding member of the Castle Downs Recreation Society in the early 1980s; she helped set the vision for the development of the Castle Downs District Park with recreation facilities, sport fields and playgrounds.
Rose served for six years as city councillor. She was on Edmonton Police Commission, an Edmonton Public School Trustee and a member of the community Meditation Program.
In the years following her time on council, Rose became a licensed marriage commissioner and a certified funeral celebrant.
Rose passed away on October 7, 2013 at the age of 67.
Sources: Office of the Councillors; Castledowns Recreation Society; Edmonton Journal