Allan Hubley is married to Wendy (Barber) and they have three children – Christine Leigh, James and Joshua, and welcomed first grandchild Macara, in 2016 and twins Lily and Max in 2020. In 2011, their son James was lost to suicide at the age of 15. Since losing James, Allan has been a very active advocate for mental health initiatives in Ottawa working with groups such as the Youth Services Bureau, CHEO, The Queensway Carleton Hospital and many others.
Allan was born in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia and first moved to Kanata in 1978. Allan has been very active in his community serving in a variety of capacities for all of Kanata South including:
- Founding member and Co-Chair of the Kanata Community Police Partnership;
- Chair of the Bill Connelly Charity, which provided scholarships to Kanata students entering building and trades programs;
- President of the Glen Cairn Community Association;
- Founding member and Vice Chair of the City of Ottawa’s Accessibility Advisory Board;
- Contributor to the Kanata Santa Claus Parade, the Kanata Canada Day Celebrations and other events;
- Member of the Kanata Sports Club, the West Ottawa Board of Trade, and the Kanata Legion.
In 2007, Allan Hubley was recognized for his extensive community service in Kanata South and was chosen the City of Ottawa’s Citizen of the Year.
In 2008, Allan was chosen by the Governor General to receive the Caring Canadian Award at Rideau Hall for his community and volunteer work.
Prior to being elected Councillor for Kanata South, Allan had worked in the Federal Public Service for over twenty years in various senior advisory positions including Manager of US Relations; Manager of Intergovernmental Affairs and in the Emergency Management and National Security Branch of Public Safety Canada. In these positions, Allan gained experience working with officials from CBSA, CRA, IRS, CSIS, RCMP, DND, FBI, Homeland Security, ICE, London Metropolitan Police (better known as Scotland Yard) and other law enforcement agencies.
First elected in 2010 as Councillor for Kanata South Ward 23, Allan has served as a member of the FEDCO, Planning and Environment Committees. He has also served as Vice Chair of Transportation and Chair of the Audit Committee in addition to serving on several Boards such as the Ottawa Exibition, Pineview Golf Course and Manotick Mills. In 2016, Allan Hubley was appointed to the Police Services Board. Allan has also served as the Honourary Chair of the Dragon Boat Festival for two years; the Kaleidoscope of Hope for five years, and the CrackUp Comedy Festival for five years.
In 2018 Allan began his new role as chair of the city’s Transit Commission. In this role, he proudly helped launch the Confederation Line of the new LRT system. He also was as a member of the Finance and Economic Development Committee, Transportation Committee, Environment Committee and the Planning Committee.