Aiden Cyr

Aiden holds a Bachelor of Arts from Concordia University majoring in Community, Public Affairs, and Policy Studies and a second major in Political Science. Aiden is a community leader and activist who has traveled across Canada and the world speaking on issues including Indigenous rights, climate change and gender-based violence. Aiden was an honorary recipient of the US Embassy Scholarship for a two-week expedition to the Canadian and Greenlandic Arctic where he fostered important bilateral connections amongst youth seeking to practically address climate change.

Aiden was a facilitator for an Indigenous Youth Mental Health Summit where he raised awareness about eco-anxiety and climate change as barriers to well-being. He continued his climate-related advocacy as a member of the Climate Action Cohort with whom he traveled to COP25 in Spain. Recently, he was an Indigenous Innovation Initiative Fellow with Grand Challenges Canada. Aiden believes in the wisdom and transformative power of community and is driven to help overcome the barriers to meaningful political engagement.