Young Leaders Circle Coordinator, Finding Our Power Together
Nan McLeod is an Indigenous Queer Anishnaabeg Adoptee from Neyashiingimiing, she currently takes up space on the traditional lands of the Anishnaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples but calls Tkaronto home. She spent her early years in the child welfare system, assimilated through non-Indigenous foster families never knowing that she was being disconnected from her Indigeneity and community. She had no idea that the effects of colonization, systemic racism and oppression would impact and change the course of her adult life (and that of her children's) in the way that it has. It’s only been in the past couple years that she’s been decolonizing and reconnecting with her cultural roots that she's even understood what intergenerational trauma and ancestral healing are and what it
means for her and her children. Nan has been a Support Worker (DSW/PSW/EA) for over ten years and has expertise and experience providing safe, quality
and compassionate care specializing in developmental disabilities, person-centered planning, behaviors and inclusion. Nan has been involved with FOPT since March 2022 and has settled in as our (Young Leaders Circle Coordinator, she is also a program facilitator helping coordinate the YLC Gatherings and is heavily involved in the programming team.