Gillian Hynes is the President of Ask Her YYC, an organization that advances the principles of equal representation in politics. She is also the co-founder of And Together, a safe space to share and examine stories of systemic barriers that impede inclusion, with a commitment to amplifying women, BIPOC and LGBTQ2S+ voices, resources and offerings. Her passion for her community and her commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion are just a few of the many reasons why she was awarded the Culbert Family Award for Philanthropy.
Gillian plans to use the funds from the Culbert Family Award for Philanthropy towards running hackathons through And Together, where they will courageously share lived experiences and co-create solutions to inclusion challenges in work places. In addition, she will continue to expand the program offerings of Ask Her YYC to support their bold vision to ensure city leadership look the communities they serve.