Delicia Raveenthrarajan is a 20 year old speaker, performer and author who has been decorated with the Governor General’s Sovereign Volunteer Medal of Canada for her passion in youth mental health advocacy, music education, and youth empowerment through the arts. Delicia uses public speaking, music, and writing as a catalyst for story-telling and community-building. Her public speaking experience focuses on mental health advocacy and anti-oppressive practices in the arts. Delicia's work ranges across grass-roots facilitation, government advocacy, and presentations in collaboration with organizations and educational institutes. In addition, her work has been published by the likes of Teen Vogue, The Mighty and The Recorder. In 2018, Delicia was inducted into the Scarborough Walk of Fame as a Rising Star.
With a passion for community engaged music-making, Delicia is a choral conductor at Sistema Toronto, Sir Oliver Mowat C.I. and Timothy Eaton Memorial Church. In addition to her work in ensemble-based music, she is pursuing a double major in Music and Culture and Mental Health Studies at the University of Toronto, where she also works as a community music research assistant. In 2019, Delicia was awarded with the OSTA-AECO Dedication to the Arts Award, and the Ellison Travel Outstanding Chorister Award. With her wide-ranging experience in arts leadership and advocacy, Delicia currently serves on the Ontario Music Educators’ Association Board as the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Director.