Executive Director 

Dr. Glynnis Lieb

Dr. Glynnis Lieb holds a PhD in Personality and Social Psychology. She has worked both for government and not-for-profit social services organizations. She is also a post-secondary instructor and has held sessional positions in five institutions in Manitoba and Alberta over the past 14 years.

Glynnis believes strongly in community involvement and social activism. She sits on a number of boards for entities that are health or social justice focused. She has been a union activist for much of her adult life.

Glynnis also volunteers for a number of community organizations. Through this volunteerism, she is an active supporter of local arts, poverty reduction initiatives, mental health and addiction education and support, 2SLGBTQ+ community members, offender rehabilitation programs, supports for people with disabilities, and anti-discrimination initiatives.

Finally, Glynnis is very politically involved. She has volunteered for numerous campaigns at municipal, provincial and federal levels of government. Her labour involvement has included significant lobbying activities and she worked for the Alberta Federation of Labour before joining the Fyrefly Institute in 2018.

Fyrefly Institute Staff Members 

Manager of Programs and Services

Evan Westfal (He/Him)


Communications and Events Coordinator
Yasmine Abdel Razek (She/Her)

Fyrefly in Schools/ Professional Development

Fyrefly in Schools Education Coordinator (Primary contact)
This role is vacant at this time. Please email
Fyrefly in Schools Rural Coordinator

 This role is vacant at this time. Please email

Donate to Fyrefly

The Fyrefly Institute has served 2SLGBTQ+ people for more than twenty years, fighting for queer rights since before marriage equality was achieved in Canada. Every year, we reach and support thousands of people throughout the province. To sustain our thriving programs, we are seeking $10,000 in funding. Please donate to the Fyrefly Institute fund.

CHEW Project YEG

Allies for Youth Specialist
Christine Henschel (she/her)
In collaboration with Boyle Street Community Services

Where the Rivers Meet

Where the Rivers Meet Coordinator
Rae Madge (she/they)

Camp fYrefly 

Camp fYrefly National Coordinator

Tay Lamoureux

For more information or general inquiries, please contact:

Fyrefly Institute for Gender and Sexual Diversity
Tel: 780.492.0772