Funny. Fearless. Unapologetically feminist.
In loving memory of Kate McInturff
On July 27, 2018, CCPA Senior Researcher Kate McInturff passed away. The CCPA mourns the devastating loss of our colleague and friend. Kate will be remembered as a feminist trailblazer in public policy and gender-based research.
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. Below is a collection of some of the public tributes to her incredible legacy.
It was a joy, an education and an awakening to know Kate McInturff. https://t.co/rGx83gBYO8— Anne Kingston (@anne_kingston) July 31, 2018
Heartfelt condolences to the family friends and colleagues of Kate McInturff. I am so sad at the loss of this incredible feminist and influencer who was working hard to make a better world for women, girls and all Canadians.— Maryam Monsef (@MaryamMonsef) July 28, 2018
Kate knew that in order to truly achieve equality for Canadian women, you need to present the facts. Better yet, dig up the numbers. As senior economist for @ccpa, Kate found & used those numbers to quantify & contextualize the many inequities women still face today. 2/— Sarah Boesveld (@sarahboesveld) July 30, 2018
Wonderful, inspiring and a perfect reminder that while we can, we need to seize the incredible opportunity we have to shape the world around us. You will be missed Kate. https://t.co/AMhh04JjJG— Kate Purchase (@katepurchase) July 28, 2018
My profound & sincere condolences to family & friends of @katemcinturff who died from cancer yesterday.Kate was a beautiful intelligent, funny& woman who sought out truth & proposed solutions to make our world a better place. Kate was a friend & mentor, she taught me so much pic.twitter.com/qa6BHdavgP— Paul Dewar (@PaulDewar) July 28, 2018
Kate made these things happen. So very sorry to hear of her passing. Just went back through her feed a long ways to remind myself of where she’s challenged us all. We’ll keep at it Kate - with calculators and spreadsheets! #RIP https://t.co/u2xMpngL61— Katie Telford (@telfordk) July 28, 2018
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 #ThankyouKateMcInturff https://t.co/aQ3mQIJbvy— Farrah Khan (@farrahsafiakhan) July 28, 2018
Kate thank you for this beautiful ode to the twin forces of hope and evidence. And thank you for your enormous gifts to our shared struggles for equality. You will be sadly missed, but there are waves and waves of people behind you, calculators ready, to carry on until we win.— Jim Stanford (@JimboStanford) July 27, 2018
She was super smart. A real Wonder Woman of feminist analysis and policy. She also had sass and great humour. And she is going to be really missed. The world feels like a lesser place today. Thx for all the greatness @katemcinturff https://t.co/pD87wDUenw #canfem @ccpa #CdnPoli— Lana Payne (@Lanampayne) July 27, 2018
I have never, in all my 33 years on this planet, met a bigger believed in #ShineTheory.— Julie S. Lalonde (@JulieSLalonde) July 27, 2018
Kate McInturff wanted all women to succeed. She was never jealous or petty. She never saw another woman's success as a threat to her. She wanted us all to win.
Very sorry to hear of the loss of Kate McInturff. Kate was a trailblazer in the fight for gender equality, and an inspiration to all of us. Make no mistake, her work has made Canada a better place for all of us.— Bill Morneau (@Bill_Morneau) July 28, 2018