Hibaq Gelle is an award-winning tri-sectoral leader in the areas of community development, policy development, stakeholder engagement, and business strategy. Hibaq’s passion and commitment to social justice has compelled her to work towards improving outcomes for the most marginalized, including working on multi-million dollar capital projects and system level changes in policy.
She has a decade of experience working with various levels of government, the non-profit sector and private industry to rethink and align community investments. In recognition of her contributions to city building, she has been awarded the CivicAction Emerging Leader Award, YWCA Woman of Distinction Award and the Canadian Urban Leadership Award.
Currently, Hibaq is working on an initiative at the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services to improve outcomes for youth in the justice system. When she’s not at work, you will find Hibaq enjoying her love of reading or discussing the next big system shift!