A few years ago, Rudy Ruttiman stumbled upon the term “financial activist,” and it immediately resonated. After years of fighting for social justice, Rudy hungered to create tangible change. The concept of financial activism ignited a fire within her and has been the bedrock of her mission ever since.
With two decades at SKETCH Working Arts, Rudy has been on a rollercoaster ride of nurturing creativity and empowering young minds. Now, she is diving headfirst into FLIP-Foundation for Leadership, Imagination, and Place, a journey to shatter barriers in the arts, amplify creative industries, and energize communities across Canada. Rudy hopes to revolutionize systems, share wisdom, and pioneer social change in community.
When not immersed in the realm of arts and activism, Rudy is lost in the enchanting embrace of Northern Bruce Peninsula’s nature–gliding on water, tracing hidden routes, and embracing the thrill of discovery. Rudy is a queer mom of four, a Toronto & Northern Beauty Seeker, kayaking addict, movie magic devotee, book nerd, and laughter aficionado. Rudy hopes to laugh, learn, and reshape the globe one adventure at a time.