Ashley Bouman
Digital Portfolio

Showcasing my talents 

I am Ashley, and I proudly welcome you to my official website.

With over 15 years of experience as a highly motivated community advocate, I have wholeheartedly dedicated my efforts to creating and advising partnerships within the not-for-profit sector in Northumberland County and beyond. My unwavering commitment and dedication have equipped me with the skills and passion to continue fearlessly advocating for the interests and well-being of underrepresented communities.

I appreciate your interest in exploring my portfolio. I eagerly anticipate the opportunity to delve deeper into my journey and vision for creating a stronger and more inclusive world.

Creative Consulting

Grant Writing 

Content Creation

Digital Marketing

Inspired by my deep love for Cobourg, Ontario, and driven by my experiences as a tenant and worker, I embarked on a journey to make a meaningful impact at the local level. Building on my community advocacy, I proudly ran for Town Councillor in the August 2022 municipal election. Although I didn't secure a seat this time, the overwhelming support from the voters was genuinely humbling. 

With 2,269 votes—33% of all viable ballots—I am grateful for the community's belief in the progressive change I campaigned for. 

My JEDI Principles

As a JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) specialist, I promote and uphold principles of fairness, inclusivity, and equality within organizations and communities. I work to identify and address systemic barriers that prevent marginalized individuals and groups from accessing their rights and opportunities.

My responsibilities have included creative thinking, conducting assessments, implementing strategies, and providing training to ensure equitable and inclusive practices are embedded in policies, processes, and decision-making.
I collaborate with stakeholders to create environments where diversity is celebrated and everyone feels valued and respected.

By championing justice, equality, and inclusion, I aim to create positive social change and foster environments where all individuals can thrive and contribute their unique perspectives, talents and lived experiences.

My area of expertise is developing tailored community education workshops, presentations and seminars about being queer in rural, small towns that foster a sense of inspiration and encouragement toward progressiveness. 

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