Cynthia Sweeney (She/Her)
Photo: Ali Eisner
Cynthia's passion for communication and navigational expertise are focused on beyond binary inclusion and space for everyone. With a degree in Journalism, Cynthia recognizes accurate, detailed and fact-based information is critical in today's sea of murky misinformation-overload.
As a cisgender parent and proud ally, she ferociously advocates for trans and non-binary children and youth. Drawing from lived experience, non-profit work and inclusivity professional training; she recognizes thoughtful conversations and dynamic action are fundamental starting blocks for inspiring the change necessary to fill the gaps in education and dismantle systemic prejudice and bias that is woven within our communities.
With 20+ years experience working in client service and consulting, Cynthia consults with administrations, service providers and practitioners to ensure their service delivery is inclusive, free from unchecked bias and culturally competent.
Cynthia's 2SLGBTQ+ non-profit work began in 2018 with the launch of Pflag Halifax, a chapter of Pflag Canada. She proudly co-navigates two support groups for parents and caregivers of trans and gender creative children and is WPATH certified and educated in gender studies.
As a public speaker, Cynthia has participated on panels through Pride Health in Nova Scotia, Pride at Work Canada and the IWK Children’s Hospital. She is presently in her third year serving as a Board Director with Lunenburg PRIDE. She can be heard advocating and contributing on CBC Mainstreet and other reputable news sources.