Think tank mourns the loss of feminist activist Kate McInturff

July 27, 2018

OTTAWA—The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) mourns the devastating loss of feminist researcher and scholar, Kate McInturff. CCPA staff, board and partners remember Kate as a feminist trailblazer in public policy and gender-based research.

“Funny. Fearless. Unapologetically feminist. Kate was a bright light in the world, and a tireless activist. She dedicated her career to fighting inequality and to making the world a more compassionate place,” said Peter Bleyer, CCPA’s Executive Director.

“Our hearts go out to her family. Kate’s colleagues, collaborators, and countless organizations across Canada are stronger because of her research, advocacy, friendship and conviction.”

To honour Kate’s legacy and carry on the important work of fighting gender-based inequalities, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is establishing a fellowship in her name. The Centre is committed to promoting the solutions that will ultimately realize social and economic justice.


For more information or interviews contact Alyssa O’Dell, CCPA Media and Public Relations: 613-563-1341 x307, [email protected] or cell 343-998-7575. 

About Kate McInturff’s work with the CCPA

Kate’s work in the areas of women’s rights, pay equity, feminist economics and government accountability, among others, was always timely, informative and often very funny. She was able to expertly shift from relatable media pundit to feminist compatriot to policy advocate—passionately testifying to decision-makers about the economic policies that would lift women out of low incomes, narrow the wage gap and address gender-based violence.

Kate’s annual report, “The Best and Worst Places to be a Woman in Canada,” has received broad media coverage in national and local news for four years running, with hundreds of media stories covering the report’s ranking of gender equality across Canada’s largest cities. The report serves as an important reminder that progress on gender equality may be slow—painfully slow at times—but it is absolutely within reach.

Kate's reflections on a lifetime of advocacy and action can be read on our blog, Behind the Numbers.