Nancy Garrard spent 30 years in the federal public service working primarily on health and social policy and programs. She spent almost 10 years working on aging and seniors issues. These included a wide variety of international and pan-Canadian issues including Canada’s contributions to the International Year of Older Persons and the Second World Assembly on Ageing. For her work in seniors, she earned the Head of Public Service award. Since her retirement, she has remained active in volunteer work with many organizations and continues to grow creatively as a fibre artist.