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Andrew has over 15 years of experience in youth work. He is also a Film Producer, his works including awarding winning “Ten Years” 《十年》, “Beyond the Dream”《幻愛》 and “Blue Island”《憂鬱之島》. Andrew is passionate about connecting young people with creative and innovative ideas.
Chris used to be a reporter and photojournalist, also has years of experience in youth work. In recent years he operated a community cafe to serve the needy, and provide training for young people through “coffee & life” program. In addition to being a professional barista, he is also a fitness trainer and career planning facilitator.
Joseph is the Director of the Tyndale Spiritual Formation Centre and the Executive Director of Cascadia Living Wisdom. He is a Spiritual Director and a Pastor having over 15 years of experience in youth work. Joseph is passionate in bringing together theology and social justice, spirituality with culture and arts, and walking with the marginalized in the community.
ChrisB is a registered psychotherapist in Ontario and registered art psychotherapist in the UK. She also a part-time candle maker. She is the co-founder of The Way We Art, and creative director of Cascade Living Wisdom.
ChrisB has 17 years experience of working with youth. She has professional experience in providing individual or group art therapy sessions in a variety of settings including Indigenous communities, churches, charity organizations, detention centre, long term care centre, school and out-patient hospital unit.
has 20 years of teaching experience and has founded Artnection in 2015, an art studio that teaches art to children and adults. It is also a meeting place for teachers, students, and parents to learn and grow together. He is passionate about inspiring creativity and nurturing talent, and believes that art can be a powerful tool for expression. He has partnered with many community organizations, including Town of Newmarket, and community churches, and is committed to creating a welcoming environment for all who visit the studio.