Janet is a former Police Constable of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and representative plaintiff in a landmark class-action lawsuit against the force for gender-based harassment. The RCMP settled in 2017 with compensation starting at 100 million dollars, a formal national public apology, and numerous change initiatives to be implemented within the force. The lawsuit began with 5-6 women seeking an avenue of change, the numbers quickly grew and approximately 3000 current and former female employees of the RCMP will submit claim packages to the settlement adjudicator.
In 2013 Janet published a book about her career in the RCMP, recounting some of the funny, chilling and heartbreaking stories of everyday policing while revealing how the systemic culture of sexual harassment chipped away at her personal life and destroyed her career when she spoke out about it. You can order a copy here:
Janet now directs her passion for fairness and workplace respect in speaking engagements across Canada.
Janet graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and History and a certificate in Criminology.
Janet lives in Newfoundland with her two daughters who are attending university.