Ashley Bouman
Digital Portfolio

Welcome to my Online Portfolio!

Welcome to my official website! I'm Ashley Bouman, and I am proud of my hometown, Cobourg, Ontario. Having lived and worked in Cobourg and Toronto, I enjoy splitting my time between these two vibrant places.

With over 10 years of experience as a highly motivated community advocate, I have dedicated my efforts to advising and fostering partnerships within the not-for-profit sector in Northumberland County and beyond. My hard work and dedication have equipped me with the skills and passion needed to continue advocating for the interests and well-being of underrepresented communities.

I appreciate your interest in my portfolio. I look forward to sharing more about my journey and future initiatives to build a stronger and more inclusive society.

In August 2022, my experiences as both a tenant and worker in Cobourg and as a Committee Member on the Town of Cobourg's Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Committee inspired me to take an active step in making a positive difference. That's when I decided to run as a Town Councillor in the municipal election.

Although my first attempt didn't land me a council seat, I am immensely grateful for the support I received from the community. With 2,269 votes, accounting for an impressive 33% of all viable ballots, it was a testament to the progress I was striving 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. 

Creative Consulting

Grant Writing 

Content Creation

Digital Marketing

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