Ashley Smith

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Ashley is proud to advocate for 2SLGBTQ+ older adults as Rainbow Resource Centre’s Older Adult Program Coordinator.

Originally from the Ottawa area, Ashley moved to Winnipeg in 2010 to be with his partner. Over the years, regular involvement with the Rainbow's fundraising galas has brought Ashley closer to working with the organization. With a background in leadership, communications, and outreach, Ashley has worked on various projects with 2SLGBTQ+ and ally organizations around Winnipeg. During COVID, he worked with Canadian Virtual Hospice to develop resources specifically for 2SLGBTQ+ older adults, which really opened his eyes to the community's needs. After that project, he was convinced he needed to get active in the 2SLGBTQ+ community which brings him to Over The Rainbow.

Uniting a life-long passion for gay culture and history, a respect for elders, and a background in communications and outreach, Ashley endeavours to create a safe space where 2SLGBTQ+ older adults can stay connected to their experiences and community.