Rana Nasrazadani: Beaches-East York

Rana Nasrazadani: Beaches-East York

Rights and Equity Advocate. Former Ambassador- @HBKidsHospital. Youth Advisor- OPACY @OntarioAdvocate. Competitive Swimmer. || https://t.co/AmWljmoShw

Rana Nasrazadani is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Rights and Equity Studies at York University. Her advocacy work focuses on education, accessibility, human rights and centering youth voice. Rana has been advocating for youth with Disabilities from a young age. She was an ambassador for Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital for over 15 years and was involved in several public awareness campaigns. As a project coordinator at the Ontario Child Advocate, Rana designed and facilitated workshops for non-profit organizations, private sector, and government agencies focused on challenging ableism and educating on accessibility and inclusion. Rana is currently a member of the K-12 Education Standards Development Committee which is working to develop a province-wide standard to improve accessibility within Ontario’s education system. Rana has been featured in the Toronto Star and CBC’s The Current, and was a featured speaker at the Toronto Women’s March in January 2018. Rana also co-wrote a statement for the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s Policy on accessible education for students with disabilities. Rana is also an active student leader at York University, as a President’s Ambassador she represents the university at institutional and community events. She is also co-chair of Enable York, a committee which promotes accessibility at the university. Rana’s innate passion for accessibility and inclusion combined with her lived experience has allowed her to take a fulsome and strength based approach to advocating for the Disability community while working to educate the general public.

Website: https://twitter.com/RanaNasrazadani