· Activist in Calgary’s seniors community
· Volunteer with Calgary Resources Society
· Member of the Coalition of Seniors Advocacy, Greater Forest Lawn Seniors and Erinwood Community Association
· Served for 30 years in the federal Public Service in a number of locations in Canada and in various departments, including Indian Affairs, Industry and Human Resources Development
· Was an active member and officer of the Public Service Alliance of Canada
· Operated a small business in Saskatoon for four years
· NDP candidate in 1993 in the riding of Kindersley-Lloydminster.