Serisha Iyar

Executive Director, Leading in Colour

Youth organizer and activist operating on the frameworks of decolonization, anti-oppression, anti-racism and intersectional feminism. Background in grassroots activism, policy analysis, advocacy, youth organizing and Canadian politics.


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Serisha Iyar is the Founder and Executive Director of Leading in Colour, an organization dedicated to providing young racialized activists with the necessary tools to conduct their advocacy. She has experiences in politics, government relations, public policy, and lobbying. She graduated from McGill University in 2017 where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in World Religions.


  • human rights
  • activism
  • policy
  • racism
  • oppression
  • advocacy
  • youth organization
  • politics
  • diversity and inclusion
  • equity


  • McGill University
    Political Science
    BA, 2017