Nominated by: Women’s Network PEI
Jillian Kilfoil is Executive Director of Women’s Network PEI (WNPEI). WNPEI is a feminist organization with a provincial mandate and a 35-year history of supporting Island women. Jillian is originally from western Prince Edward Island. She has an undergraduate degree in political science and women’s studies and a certificate in Adult Education from St. FX. She is a facilitator, feminist, and community advocate. Jillian has previously worked with Katimavik, Girls Action Foundation and Apathy is Boring. She has lived and worked across the country in various locations and has most recently returned to PEI from Montreal. Jillian has an expertise in experiential learning programs, youth civic engagement, and gender issues. Jillian is passionate about creating equity in society and spends a lot of time thinking about the intersections of power and privilege and how we can unlearn behaviours and ways of thinking that lead to exclusion, stigma and violence. Jillian is currently a member of PEI’s Regional Economic Advisory Council, is part of Status of Women Canada’s Gender Equality Network and recently represented PEI as part of the Canadian NGO delegation at the UN Commission on the Status of Women.