Nominated for the award: Community Activism
Position: Indigenous Actor & Activist
Biography: Nadia George is an award-winning Indigenous actor and activist, who combines her lived experiences, love for the creative arts, and professional knowledge to advocate for Indigenous equity, environmental justice and mental health. With an extensive resume of impassioned community work, Nadia represents several charitable organizations as an ambassador, including Water First and Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation, where she brings awareness to water challenges impacting Indigenous communities across Canada. Nadia also serves on the lived experience advisory committee for the Child Welfare PAC Canada, a Canadian charity that advocates for a progressive child welfare system. Nadia’s community involvement extends to local events and the news media, as she believes education and awareness is where real change starts. Nadia hosted the 2022 Sustainability Production Forum in Toronto presented by Ontario Green Screen, MBS Canada, and the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, and served as a panelist on the Mental Health and Self Care for Filmmakers industry session at the 2022 Regent Park Film Fest. Nadia also regularly appears in the media, and has been featured on Global News, CTV, Slice and Etalk Canada, among others. Nadia’s advocacy work has been recognized with awards and accolades including the 2021 Ontario Premier's Award of Excellence in the creative arts category, and a Distinguished Alumni designation awarded by the Georgian College Board of Governors.