Ange Neil is of Cree and Metis descent. Ange holds Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of Calgary. Currently, they are completing their Masters of Clinical Social Work degree. They are born and raised Calgarian, active in their immediate and extended communities. Ange brings a lived experience lens in their work on homelessness, mental health, poverty, and systemic oppression. They currently do frontline social work working with LBGTQ2S+ young people struggling with addiction, mental health disorders, homelessness, and legal issues. Ange’s abilities to critically think about and challenge the social issues impacting our community leads them to bring creative solutions and effective interventions.
Ange is a passionate advocate and public speaker and has traveled across Canada for the past ten years sharing their experience of adversity in various capacities and venues. Ange uses photography and the written word to document their gender transition and recovery journey, inspire people to join in recovery, and find the light amidst the darkness.