Zoey Roy is a poet, community-based educator, community engagement consultant, author, filmmaker and social entrepreneur based out of Saskatoon. She holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Saskatchewan and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree at Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy.
Zoey is passionate about enabling people to reach their potential by eliminating barriers. Her Cree-Dene-Metis roots and career as an artist give her a unique insight into working with Indigenous and Canadian youth in pursuit of relationship-building and reconciliation. Zoey has been working with the National Arts Centre’s Music Alive Program in Saskatchewan since 2016, and she has collaborated with 75 classrooms to produce collective stories. Her passion, experience, and knowledge in storytelling, artistic expression, and community engagement provide children and youth with a platform to heal holistically and communicate authentically in a safe space.
Zoey has received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, the National Aboriginal Achievement Award from the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, a Woman of Distinction Award in Saskatoon, the 3M National Student Fellowship from the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, and the Indspire Award for her innovative approaches to Community Engagement and Education. She is also the Community Engagement Consultant for Three Things Consulting and a Film Producer with Soul Datta Productions.