Who is Dan and why is he doing this?

Dan is a father of two, a brother of three, and a friend of a few others as well.  Born and raised in London, he did a Bachelor of Religious Studies in Toronto and worked there with street-involved youth and men experiencing homelessness.  He then went on to graduate level studies in Vancouver.  Although encouraged to continue on to a PhD in the UK, he decided to leave school to focus on living in Vancouver’s downtown eastside (the poorest postal code in Canada) and working with street-involved youth and male, female and trans* sex workers.  Dan moved back to London in 2012 in order to raise his family and has continued to work here with people experiencing homelessness.  In his career, Dan has done everything from frontline work, to intensive case management, to program management and development.

Dan mostly wants a world where we try to do what we can to affirm and contribute to that which is life-giving and life-affirming.  He’s a big fan of kindness, gentleness, and love, and wants people to know that, at their core, they are beloved.

Dan snuggles a lot with his kids and the highlight of his year is when he takes them camping with all of their cousins.  When he gets time to himself he likes to read, write, play piano, hike, speak at the occasional conference, and try to stay fit by boxing.