Roy is also very involved in the community sitting as a former member of the U of L Senate, as a Board Member with the YMCA Lethbridge, Past President for the Rotary Club of Lethbridge Mosaic, member of the Board of Directors with the Chamber of Commerce, past member of the Board of Directors for Economic Development Lethbridge, appointed the first Alberta Anti-Racism Advisory Council and is an appointed Board of Director for the Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) and sits as the CRRF advisor to the National Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities (CIM) committee.
Roy is also very involved in business owning and operating a Good Times comedy Club in downtown Lethbridge, an entert ainm ent company Pogo Bros Inc, which operates the Oktoberfest YQL fest ival and his own consulting company RWP Consulting.
In 2016, Roy received a Human Rights Champion Award from the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights, in 2016 his business Pogo Bros Inc took home an award for best event/festival of the year for Oktoberfest YQL from the Best of Southwest Tourism Awards, in 2017 Roy was awarded a Friends of Diversity Award from Diversity Magazine in Calgary, in 2017 CMARD Lethbridge was awarded a “Fro m the Heart Award” from the Downtown Awards for their work in creating a welcoming and inclusive downtown, Roy was named the overall winner of the Top 40 under 40 by the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce and in 2018 was awarded an outstanding dedication award to students by the University of Lethbridge Student’s Union.
Roy has worked in business, non-profit, government, internationally and as a consultant. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Studies and a Bachelor of Human Justice from the University of Regina and a Masters of Science in Cultures and Development Studies at the Katholieke Universiteit of Leuven in Belgium. Currently, Roy is enrolled in a Doctor of Philosophy in Culture, Social and Political Thought PHO program at the University of Lethb ridge campus where he is also a sessional instructor for the Dhillon School of Business and Indigenous Studies Faculties.