For over twenty years, John has dedicated himself to improving the well-being of youth, children, and their families, in Toronto and Peel Region. Currently he’s with Nexus Youth Services, where he provides support and guidance to two hard-working, highly skilled and multi-talented teams of clinicians and youth engagement workers. Nexus, by definition means a point of connections, and thus, NYS is where youth connect with each other and with caring adults—where they are nurtured and challenged; where the space is inclusive and responsive, and partnerships are valued. John spent his middle school years searching alleyways for large discarded cardboard boxes, despite never fully having perfected his windmill. He spends his free time writing YA fiction.