Sarah Sandy is Anishnaabe from Beausoleil First Nation and resides in her home community of G'Chimnissing on beautiful Georgian Bay in William's Treaty Territory.
Over the last two decades, Sarah has worked with not for profit organizations with a focus on Indigenous youth leadership, community engagement, land-based recreation & education, environmental stewardship, social justice and trauma informed systems change. She is currently expanding her work in participatory evaluation, decolonizing approaches to education and leadership.
A life-long learner and prospective graduate student, she holds a BA in Indigenous Environmental Studies from Trent University and a Diploma in Recreation Enterprise from Langara College and has completed trainings in various Trauma Informed Care and Mental Health Counselling courses. She is also a Board director for a national not-for-profit, the Outdoor Council of Canada, a leader in outdoor education and advocacy.
Sarah is committed to creating pathways for all young people and their communities to connect with the land that surrounds them. She is excited to deepen her long standing relationship with the IICRD and looks forward to a rich and collaborative experience moving the organization forward together for Children's rights around the World.