I acknowledge that Vancouver is on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.
Steve began his second career (previously he worked as a graphic designer) as a youth worker in 2006. After studying counselling skills at Vancouver Community College, he did his practicum at Peak House, a live-in recovery program for youth experiencing problems with drugs/alcohol, where he worked for the next 10 years.
In 2013, Steve also began working with youth in the Vancouver and Surrey School Boards, running after-school programs to support elementary and secondary school students with their academics, providing them with recreational opportunities and volunteer opportunities, and helping them to develop leadership and employment skills.
While working for the VSB, Steve taught after-school classes that included cooking, arts & crafts, soccer, basketball, science, coding, and robotics.
What do meetings look like?
Each meeting is customized to the needs of your child. Meeting times are available throughout the day/evening and take place in a public space (café, community centre, library) or at your home (with other family present).
Examples of meetings with Steve:
He meets with you and your child to discuss current challenges and develop a plan to address these issues
Your child practices using public transportation with Steve to explore a new park and play soccer
Steve meets your child at the local library or community centre for a tutoring session
Your child meets Steve at a local community centre to learn about their programs and/or volunteer opportunities
Steve and your child go to store to practice buying items and handling money
Your child meets Steve at a café or mall for a snack where they talk about current challenges and discuss what extra skills may be helpful
Your child travels with him to a post-secondary school to learn about the school’s programs