Janet Speth, Board Member


Sr. Janet Speth joined the board of Faith & the Common Good in 2014 and acts as our board treasurer.

As a Sister of St. Joseph of Toronto for over 35 years, Janet brings a deep spirituality steeped in her order’s charisma of unity in diversity.

Janet has 30 years of diverse experience in health care as a physiotherapist. At Providence Centre, she re-established the Adjuvant Department for patient activation programs. In Northern Ontario, she facilitated the re-establishment of physiotherapy services for aboriginal healthcare. At Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (TRI) she provided professional leadership through three hospital mergers. Throughout her career, she has had rich experiences of facilitation, and ongoing education in leadership training, conflict management and communication, including the program, Courage to Lead.

Since her retirement in 2006, she continues to actively engage in justice oriented activities and in women’s issues.  She recently completed studies at Sophia Centre, in Oakland California, grounding her in eco-spirituality and offering a new consciousness so necessary to bridging environmental concerns with faith, spirituality and discipleship. She earned her Masters of Divinity from the Toronto School of Theology (University of Toronto) and her Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Western Ontario.