Crystal SinclairNominations Committee
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 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 represents the OPSEU Indigenous Circle and has recently joined the OPSEU Indigenous Mobilizing Team. As part of her role with the Indigenous Mobilizing Team, Crystal worked with FoodShare Toronto to visit three Northern Reserves that are looking into setting up Northern Food Markets within their communities. Crystal is very involved with clean water campaigns and knows the impact of privatization firsthand. Crystal is a recipient of OPSEU 2016 Human Rights and Equity Award.