Ashley Smith

Ashley smith 2023

Ashley is of settler descent, living in Winnipeg - Treaty One territory. He is currently Director of Advocacy at Rainbow Resource Centre—Canada’s longest continuously serving 2SLGBTQ+ resource centre. In this role he oversees the education and communications teams as Rainbow builds Place of Pride, the new queer campus at 545 Broadway that will include Canada’s first affordable housing for 2SLGBTQ+ older adults.

For the last couple of years, Ashley developed Over The Rainbow, Rainbow Resource Centre’s older adult programming. Historically he has worked with local and national queer and ally organizations in the research and development of resources specific to 2SLGBTQ+ aging, health, and long-term care.

His role at Rainbow Resource Centre unites a life-long passion for gay culture, storytelling, and a respect for elders.