Embraces trauma-informed practice
We use a strengths-based framework grounded in an understanding of and responsiveness to the impact of trauma. We recognize the impact of trauma and the potential of healing for people who have experienced it. Our approach is based on safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration, and empowerment.
Harm reduction philosophy
We embrace an approach that seeks to reduce the health and social harms associated with addiction and substance use, without necessarily requiring people to abstain. We recognize the inherent worth and dignity of all people, take a non-judgmental stance, respect diverse populations, the right to self-determination, advocate for social justice, and adopt a strengths perspective.
We provide support and advocacy to assist with removing barriers to wellness among marginalized clients and represent their causes.
Personal lived experience
We share personal experience and knowledge about the world gained through direct, first-hand experience and recovery.
- Graduated from Brock University with B.A. Sociology and Psychology.
- Graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School with an L.L.B. Law Degree.
- Graduated from Canada Coach Academy with a Life and Wellness Coaching Certification.
- George Brown College – Addiction and Mental Health Program.
- Member of the Canadian Addiction Counselors Certification Federation.
- Canadian Certified Peer Support Worker.