Youth activist and community leader
Youth Activist and Community Leader
Zondra "Pricelys" Roy, who also goes by "Zoey", is an activist, spoken word poet, hip hop artist and social entrepreneur.
With roots stemming from Black Lake Denesuline Nation and Cormorant Lake, Manitoba, Zoey grew up in rural, remote, and urban regions all over Canada.
Zoey has been working closely with various organizations and youth from across Canada and around the world. She has received high recognition for her innovative approaches in addressing social issues through positive movements and education. Zoey founded Rock the Vote in Saskatchewan which turned into a Canadian movement during the 2011 Federal Election and mobilized disenfranchised populations across Canada with the goal to increase informed decision makers in marginalized communities.
Zoey is a social entrepreneur specializing in community engagement through the arts and grassroots project coordination. Her greatest passion is building social infrastructure with youth in community and believes the arts is an inclusive way to make that happen. She believes art brings community together by eliminating barriers of the "isms" and building bridges of understanding where healthy relationships can be fostered. She is a Canadian Heritage Success Story for 2012, a recipient for the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and a nominee for the 2013 YWCA Women of Distinction Award. One of Zoey’s main focuses is National Youth Arts Week in Saskatoon which takes place the first week of every May.
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 but recognizes inequalities exist and she will continue to take an educational approach through her work and support young people to become leaders.
Words of Wisdom: "The legacy is in the process"