Jay Aaron Roy is an award-winning advocate, a local small business owner and an involved member of the Lower Sackville community. A social entrepreneur, Jay has run the safe space drop-in for local youth out of his comic shop, Cape and Cowl Comics and Collectibles, for nearly six years. Through his business, Jay has created spaces, events and initiatives that aim to make the community a better place – he thrives on multi-sector collaboration and innovative thinking. He holds an Honours Degree from Dalhousie University with a focus on directing and has been using his voice for years to take community activism to the next level. Jay’s enthusiastic personality and compassion for people make him a natural problem solver, he’s always willing to think outside the box to address issues and has been there to provide a listening ear to community members in need.