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'Zoey' Zondra Roy Social Entrepreneurism + Inspiration

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“Self-Expression is the Source”

Energetic, passionate, driven, and an award winning social entrepreneur, Zondra (Zoey) Roy thrills audiences with her stories, experiences, and insights in her personal journey of bringing change to our world.  Zoey has changed the world with “Rock the Vote” 2011 and has been recognized for her incredible efforts to bring social change. She also performs and inspires with spoken word poetry and hip hop.

An educator, spoken word poet, and hip hop artist, Zondra is all about inspiring audiences to challenge assumptions and conventional wisdom and to build courage to foster responsible risk taking.  She believes art brings community together by eliminating barriers of the "isms" and building bridges of understanding where healthy relationships can be fostered. Zoey encourages audiences to find their own everyday creativity to overcome roadblocks.

Sharing her insights with business leaders, women’s groups, and youth organizations, Zoey helps transform perspectives and uncover fresh approaches.  Zoey can speak to your group on: The Art of Making Something Out of Nothing, HYPE - How Young People Engage, Self-Expression as a Source of Healing, and Finding your Authentic Self.

Founding Rock the Vote in Saskatchewan, which quickly became a movement in the 2011 Canadian Election, Zoey helped mobilized disenfranchised populations across Canada and increase informed decision makers in marginalized communities.

From Black Lake Denesuline Nation and Cormorant Lake, Manitoba, Zondra grew up in many regions all over Canada.

Zoey has worked with various organizations and youth from across Canada and around the world. She has received recognition for her innovative approaches in addressing social issues through positive movements and education. She is a Canadian Heritage Success Story for 2012, a recipient for the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, recipient of the 2013 YWCA Women of Distinction Award, the 2013 award recipient for the National Aboriginal Youth Achievement Awards for the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, and 2014 Indspire Youth Award.

Zoey authored her first book, ‘Homecoming’ an autobiography published with JackPine Press. She continues to write and work in storytelling through media sharing stories of Indigenous people in a positive light and from an Indigenous perspective.

Zoey attends the University of Saskatchewan, in the SUNTEP program pursuing a Bachelor of Education. Working with and for youth is where Zoey’s heart lies. Her goal is to inspire people to become educated and support young people to become leaders.  

  • The Art Of Making Something Out Of Nothing

    Leadership is necessary for all change. The entrepreneur is in us and shows itself inconspicuously with lemonade stands, getting a job by 11, or going ‘behind the scenes’ with your SRC. The key ingredients: leadership, a team, a plan and action; entrepreneurship can be explored at any level. Zoey’s keynote address will leave your audience both inspired and empowered with the tools they’ll need to take action.

    Here are some outcomes Zoey will deliver:

    • Challenge assumptions and conventional wisdom
    • Build courage to foster responsible risk taking
    • Develop “everyday creativity” to address roadblocks
    • Deploy creativity to reimagine entrepreneurship
    • Uncover fresh approaches for brand creation, network growth and leveraging community in all aspects of business

    Self-Expression as a Source of Healing

    It takes effort to get to know yourself.  Have you ever asked yourself, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”  Who hasn’t?  Many of us are still looking for that answer.  When we find a community that is your foundation we can truly find self-expression.

    Finding your Authentic Self

    If we could take fear out of the equation how would we live our lives differently?  Imagine the possibilities.  What does it mean to know, find, or reclaim your ‘Authentic Self?’  Good question.  Are you ready for the answer?

    HYPE- How Young People Engage

    The goal of this message is to let you know how to be a great adult ally. Zoey will give adults the confidence to share the power. Leadership is about making everyone successful.  We all have young people in our lives we want to engage in life, but how do we do that?  Zoey gives us her unique and inspired answer.

  • Finding your Authentic Self

    If we could take fear out of the equation how would we live our lives differently?  Imagine the possibilities.  What does it mean to know, find, or reclaim your ‘Authentic Self?’  Good question.  Are you ready for the answer?

  • Zoey Roy Awards

    • 2016 Indspire Metis Youth Award
    • 2015 Mary Robinson International Human Rights Activist Nominee
    • 2013 National Aboriginal Youth Achievement Award, Congress of Aboriginal Peoples
    • 2013 Saskatoon Woman of Distinction Youth Award
    • 2012 Queen Diamond Jubilee Medal

An educator, spoken word poet, and hip hop artist, Zondra is all about inspiring audiences to challenge assumptions and conventional wisdom and to build courage to foster responsible risk taking.  She believes art brings community together by eliminating barriers of the "isms" and building bridges of understanding where healthy relationships can be fostered. Zoey encourages audiences to find their own everyday creativity to overcome roadblocks.

Sharing her insights with business leaders, women’s groups, and youth organizations, Zoey helps transform perspectives and uncover fresh approaches.  Zoey can speak to your group on: The Art of Making Something Out of Nothing, HYPE - How Young People Engage, Self-Expression as a Source of Healing, and Finding your Authentic Self.

Founding Rock the Vote in Saskatchewan, which quickly became a movement in the 2011 Canadian Election, Zoey helped mobilized disenfranchised populations across Canada and increase informed decision makers in marginalized communities.

From Black Lake Denesuline Nation and Cormorant Lake, Manitoba, Zondra grew up in many regions all over Canada.

Zoey has worked with various organizations and youth from across Canada and around the world. She has received recognition for her innovative approaches in addressing social issues through positive movements and education. She is a Canadian Heritage Success Story for 2012, a recipient for the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, recipient of the 2013 YWCA Women of Distinction Award, the 2013 award recipient for the National Aboriginal Youth Achievement Awards for the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, and 2014 Indspire Youth Award.

Zoey authored her first book, ‘Homecoming’ an autobiography published with JackPine Press. She continues to write and work in storytelling through media sharing stories of Indigenous people in a positive light and from an Indigenous perspective.

Zoey attends the University of Saskatchewan, in the SUNTEP program pursuing a Bachelor of Education. Working with and for youth is where Zoey’s heart lies. Her goal is to inspire people to become educated and support young people to become leaders.  

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