Netta Phillet was born in Edmonton and has a degree in Religious Studies. Much of her working life was spent in independent bookstores, and for five years in the mid - eighties she co-owned and managed a newspaper distribution business, bringing the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal to Edmonton for the first time.
Since 2006 she has been the coordinator of the Edmonton Interfaith Centre for Education & Action after being on the executive for 6 years. She is a life-member of Hadassah WIZO and has been active in different capacities at Beth Shalom Synagogue and the Women’s League for Conservative Judaism. For 25 years she has been a member of the Arab/Jewish Women’s Peace Coalition and was a founding member of the Phoenix Multifaith Society for Harmony. Much of the focus of her volunteer life is inter/intra faith dialogue and conflict resolution, as well as the place of women in religious ritual and observance.