Community, Commitment, Collaboration

DeRico Symonds

DeRico Symonds has been working with youth and communities for 15+ years. DeRico is the 1st inaugural Director of Opportunity & Belonging at the Nova Scotia Art & Design School (NSCAD). DeRico is well versed in youth & community work,  and social justice issues. DeRico also has experience working with youth in residential care,  and emergency shelters.

"Community service is a universal language"

"If we all do a little, nobody has to do a lot"


Selected to give the Key Note speech at the 1st annual Delmore "Buddy" Daye Learning Institutes Ancestral Roots Awards Ceremony. 


This video was completed by the Province of Nova Scotia to highlight young change makers in Nova Scotia.