Peggy Moss is a writer and civil rights advocate and the author of three award-winning children’s books on bullying, relationships and identity: Say Something, Our Friendship Rules and One of Us. She has been actively engaged with the Canadian Women’s Foundation since moving to Canada in 2008.
A lawyer and former hate violence prosecutor, Peggy served as an Assistant Attorney General in the civil rights unit of the Maine Department of Attorney General and as Associate Director of the Center for the Prevention of Hate Violence.
She has consulted on bullying and hate violence issues and presented to educators from the elementary to university level as well as camp leaders, law enforcement and health care workers seeking to identify and prevent harassment and violence and create safe spaces. She is currently a business development director and strategic communications advisor to Blake, Cassels & Graydon, a leading Canadian law firm, where she has also played an active role in diversity and inclusion initiatives and co-founded an ally program.
Peggy has volunteered with the Canadian Women’s Foundation in a number of capacities, including as a grant reviewer, advisory board member and project advisor. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of PREVNet, a leading network for promoting relationships and eliminating violence in Canada.
Peggy is a graduate of Princeton University and the Washington College of Law at American University. She earned her MFA in writing from the University of Southern Maine, Stonecoast.