Manager -Connects and Passages

Mike is the Program Manager for the residential Connects and Passages programs. He has 37 years of experience working in the charitable sector serving children, youth and families. The first nine years of his career involved front line work in youth community and residential treatment-based care settings similar to those he now manages.

A graduate of the Leisure Education and Community Recreation program at Mount Royal, Mike most recently served as Director of Programs, then Director of Operations – Camp Kindle, with the Kids Cancer Care Foundation. “I’ve had the honour of working alongside many great mentors through the years,” Mike says. “They have taught me that there is no such thing as a bad kid, and to always seek the story beneath the behavior.”

When not at work, Mike enjoys the peace and quiet on his acreage, along with travel, especially to areas not usually seen as tourist destinations.