Timothy Hunt was elected Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered (GLBT) Representative on the Prairie Region Council at the 2014 Prairie Region Convention for the third consecutive term.
He has been involved with his union for 23 years in various capacities with his Local (CIU Local 30036), component and equity committees including CIU VP of Communications (1999-2011), Calgary Human Rights Committee Chair (2009-present), PSAC Rep on the AFL Pride & Solidarity Committee (2009-2013), and now PSAC V.P. on the AFL Executive Council.
Timothy first got involved and became passionate about human rights issues following a human rights grievance for same-sex common-law coverage and a member harassment in 1993 and continues to works toward total equality for same-sex legislation to this day. He was featured in “A Proud History for Human Rights” from the award-winning Prairies Video Project sharing his story about harassment in the workplace. He was also awarded the 2014 Prairie Voice Award for “Human Rights”.
Before retiring, Timothy hopes to enshrine the knowledge, wisdom, and gains/losses of the GLBT movement into the PSAC hall of records and establish a permanent mark in Canadian history. This would demonstrate PSAC’s commitment to ensure all GLBT members are treated fairly, with dignity, and free from harm in the workplace, as laid out in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Also active in his community, Timothy works with various pride parades and events in Alberta. He has sat on the board for the Fairytales Presentation Film Society (a non-profit GLBT film festival) and volunteers at GlobalFest events. He also organizes PSAC members and their families to volunteer at The Mustard Seed and Drop-In Centre, preparing and serving up to 900 meals per evening to men and women experiencing poverty.
Timothy has worked with the federal government for 28 years and currently works as Divisional Training Coordinator with Canada Border Services Agency, coordinating divisional training and providing administrative support for divisional, regional and national facilitators.
Timothy and his husband David live and work in Calgary, Alberta.