Claudia Sendanyoye

Youth Peer Facilitator

Claudia Sendanyoye (she/her) is a passionate community care worker
and peer support facilitator whose work is rooted in decolonial knowledges,
disability justice, and Mad liberation praxis. She operates from an anti-racist,
anti-sanist and anti-ableist lens to contribute to culturally responsive and
liberatory healing spaces among fellow MMIND [Mad, labeled as “Mentally
Ill”, Neurodivergent, and Disabled] folk. She facilitates several ACB and
BIPOC peer support groups with MMIND communities, on the traditional and
unceded territory of the Algonquin nation (Ottawa); where she also received
her peer support and group facilitation training and certification from
Psychiatric Survivors of Ottawa.
In addition to her community work, Claudia is an active research
partner and health policy professional who is dedicated to critical reflexive
engagement, co-creation, and knowledge mobilization led by and for
disabled communities. She holds a Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc) with
a concentration in Chronic Illness and Disability from the Department of
Health Sciences at Carleton University. Currently, Claudia is enrolled in
Toronto Metropolitan University’s, Community Engagement, Leadership, and
Development Certificate program where she will continue to learn and
examine theories, practices, and lived experiences of power in social
relations and re-imagine anti-oppressive processes and structures that
advance systemic change.