YWCA Canada is proud to present empowering speakers to help you foster your leadership skills. You will find individuals from across a vast array of disciplines, with diverse backgrounds, skills, and expertise to help shape your experience and perspective throughout the duration of this summit. A full list of speakers will be made available to you, closer to the conference.
Recipient of a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, YWCA Saskatoon's 2011 Women of Distinction Award and an Indspire 2016 Award, 27-year-old Zoey Roy has created a vibrant life of art and activism despite leaving home at 13 and being incarcerated before the age of 14. Connecting to her community, volunteering, and gaining deeper knowledge of her Métis, Cree, and Dene roots were her first steps towards a new life as a catalyst for social change.
Nydia Dauphin is a food justice activist and commentator on various social issues for the Huffington Post and in her personal blog, aboutourfood.com. She holds a Bachelor's degree with double major in economics and international development from McGill University, as well as a Master's degree in international studies from the University of Montréal.