As a Youth Diversity Advisor and a 5-time International Best Selling Author/Compiler Aime Hutton the founder of Inch by Inch Empowerment has over 20 years’ experience working with youth age 11 – 17. Aime trains youth leaders around the world on how to create safe spaces for youth to show up and be themselves. She is works a lot with tween and teen girl youth leaders, as well as lgbtq+ youth leaders. Aime also facilitates workshops for youth in the areas of living their happiest self, and over come the bullies in their lives. She has facilitated experiential workshops for organizations such as Calgary Area Girl Guides, KEDS Dance Studio in Calgary, Calgary Boys and Girls Club, the Famous 5 Foundation Calgary, Edmonton Soroptomist Club, and has skyped presented to the Power Girls Circle in South Africa. Topics such as healthy relationships, being brave, and bullying are covered in her workshops. Why does Aime have such a passion for this? She herself was severely bullied from grades 3 – 8, and she found her safe space by being in Girl Guides. There she was not teased or attacked. Aime was also in an abusive relationship and stalked while studying full time in University away from home.
She is also a true miracle survivor. Aime was born 3 months early in 1976, and was given a 24hr chance of survival because her birth weight was 1 pound 12 ounces. She has been seen on CTV Ottawa, in the Calgary Metro, and on Shine FM in Calgary sharing her story.
Aime writes and speaks about her own experiences of being in business, overcoming life challenges, and empowering the next generation of girls to be brave, bold, and celebrate being themselves. Aime has spoken many times at the Women Talk Chapters across Alberta, Canada, as well in Cincinnati, Ohio. Aime has appeared on numerous podcasts, video podcasts for many years. Her message is the same since she started speaking. Be yourself, believe in yourself, just keep going, and let others help you.
With her writing, she has written monthly articles for the Canadian Center for Abuse Awareness out of Ontario, and Diversity Magazine in Alberta. The book project she is most proud of is the one she compiled herself in 2014 called “Inch by Inch ~ Growing in Life”. This book has currently raised over $3000 for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario the Neonate Intensive Care Unit, in Ottawa, Canada. As well as more recently in 2019 Aime was honoured to write the forward for the international best selling anthology “It’s Ok, Not To Be Ok.” An anthology of stories shared by men and women who live with mental illness.
Aime was awarded the “Friend of Diversity Peace and Friendship” award for 2017 for the province of Alberta for being one who celebrates, accepts, and learns from the Indigenous people of Canada. Aime was a finalist for the International Femtor Awards 2015 for eWomen Network in the category of Business Matchmaker from Dallas, Texas, USA. Being 1 of 6 in North America, an the only Canadian. As well as in 2016 was a finalist in the Canadian Business Chicks Women of Inspiration Awards in the category Humanitarian/Community in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Youth Diversity Adviser / 5-time International Best Selling Author/Compiler