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About Ruth

Ruth has her Masters degree in social work achieved through studies in Ontario and Manitoba. Her graduate work focus was on anticipatory grief, for people supporting someone with a life-limiting illness. She provides individual, couple, family and group therapy in her office or in the community. Ruth is a registered social worker in Manitoba, a member of Canadian Group Psychotherapy Association and the American Group Psychotherapy Association. As well, she is member of the Quality Senior Services group in Winnipeg. Currently her practise has an older adult specialization although she is capable of assisting people of all ages. Her on-going education includes further developing her group leadership skills, clinical sensitivity to grief and loss, family narratives in later life stages and ethics relating to end-of-life decision-making.

Presenter and Workshops


Ruth has presented at a variety of conferences and workshops locally and within Canada. Her relaxed manner assists groups to learn about matters of the heart and mind. Whether it is a lunch & learn seminar or full day staff development workshops Ruth is capable of providing the expertise to meet your non-profit agency or professional group’s needs. She is willing to travel outside of Canada to meet share her expertise. A very partial list of recent work includes;


  • CGPA, Toronto, October 2016, Workshop, National Conference

  • Alzheimer’s Society, February 2016, Presentation, Winnipeg, MB

  • University of Manitoba Social Work, Workshop, March 2016, Winnipeg, MB

  • Comforts of Home Care, July 2015, Workshop, Winnipeg, MB 

  • CGPA, Toronto, May 2015, Workshop, National Conference

  • Comforts of Home Care, April 2015, Presenter, Winnipeg MB

  • AGPA, February 2015, Workshop, San Francisco, California, USA

  • Comforts of Home Care , 2011, Staff Development, Facilitator

  • Ruperts Land Caregiver Conference, 2011, Workshop Facilitator

  • Details of other workshops and topics available upon request.

Professional Associations & Community Volunteer

Ruth believes in being involved in her community. She actively volunteers with professional and cultural groups.

  • Manitoba Institute of Registered Social Workers

  • Manitoba Association of Social Workers

  • Hospice & Palliative Care of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB

  • Canadian Group Psychotherapy Assoc.– National Executive, 2002-07

  • Canadian Group Psychotherapy Assoc.– Manitoba Section, treasurer

  • American Group Psychotherapy Assoc.– 2010-present

  • Quality Senior Services – member 2009 - present

  • Fringe Festival, Winnipeg, MB 1989-2004

  • Jazz Festival, Winnipeg, MB 2001-present

  • Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers, Board Member, 2005-09, co-treasurer

  • Manitoba Theatre Centre (MTC), Usher volunteer, 2007-present

  • Quality Senior Services Member- 2007- present

  • MTC Warehouse Theatre, Usher coordinator, 2005 -present

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