Luke Smith, Learning and Development Officer


Luke Smith moved from the UK to Canada in 2006 and has been in Ottawa since 2009. Luke has been working at the NCRA/ANREC since February 2015. Currently is working on our training and development strategy and services.  Luke had previously worked for the Ottawa Police Service for just shy of 4 years, as the GLBT Liaison Committee Coordinator. 

Luke’s work has included being the Director of Digital Communications for the student union at Carleton a. Working with OPS has also brought him to a leadership role in setting up the Ottawa Men’s Refuge, a charity working to create a refuge for male victims of domestic abuse.

Luke’s main volunteer work has been in the media; he has been the manager editor and a producer of the show Canada's most syndicated LGBT talk show 'CanQueer', which is syndicated on over 20 stations across Canada, it was originally called ‘The Velvet Studio’ and has covered a wide range of GLBT issues. In 2015 Rogers 22 aired the show ‘Let’s Talk CanQueer’ a 5 part series created and hosted by Luke that covers topics such as HIV criminalization and gender independent youth.