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With over 15 years of experience working with youth, Andrew is also a film producer. His work includes the award 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.


Previously a reporter and photojournalist, Chris also has years of experience in youth work. In recent years, he operated a community cafe to serve those in need, and provide training for youths through his “Coffee & Life” program. In addition to being a professional barista, he is also a fitness trainer and career planning facilitator.


As the Director of the Tyndale Spiritual Formation Centre and the Executive Director of Cascadia Living Wisdom, Joseph is also a Spiritual Director and a Pastor with over 15 years of experience working with youths. He is passionate about bringing together theology with social justice, spirituality, culture, the arts, and walking alongside the marginalized within the community.


ChrisB is a registered psychotherapist in Ontario and is a registered art psychotherapist in the UK. She is also the co-founder of The Way We Art, and the creative director of Cascade Living Wisdom. With 17 years of experience working with youth, she has professional experience in providing individual and group art therapy sessions in settings such as: Indigenous communities, churches, charity organizations, detention centres, long-term care centres, schools, and out-patient hospital units.

In her downtime, ChrisB also enjoys candle-making.


The founder of Artnection in 2015––an art studio teaching both children and adults––Kanson has 20 years of teaching experience. Artnection is also a 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. Kanson has partnered with many community organizations, including the Town of Newmarket and community churches. He is committed to creating a welcoming environment for all who visit the studio.

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