Crystal SinclairDirector at Large
Crystal Sinclair is a Nehiyaw (Cree) Woman from Fisher River Cree Nation in Manitoba. Crystal received her Bachelor of Social Work Degree from Ryerson University in 1999. Crystal is employed as a Mental Health and Addictions Coordinator who works with marginalized clients within the Gladue and Mental health courts at Old City Hall court house in Toronto.
Crystal is an Indigenous Rights Activist and is the Founder of Idle No More Toronto. Crystal also has deep roots in the Toronto Indigenous Activist and Indigenous Artist community. Crystal is a survivor from the impacts of the Indian Act and the Residential School System. Crystal represents the OPSEU Indigenous Circle and has recently joined the OPSEU Indigenous Mobilizing Team. As part of her responsibilities with the Indigenous Mobilizing Team, one of her roles will be to work with FoodShare Toronto who will travel with a team that will visit three Northern Reserves: Attawapiskat, Moosonee and Moose Factory that are looking into setting up Northern Food Markets within those communities. She is also very involved with clean water campaigns and knows the impact of privatization on our water supply. Crystal is a recipient of Opseu 2016 Human Rights and Equity Award.