Advocate & Trainer
Paul graduated in June of 2019 with an M.A. in Political Science with a focus on public policy. For the completion of his M.A. Paul conducted an in-depth qualitative study of child poverty in the Windsor-Essex region and has extensive experience in qualitative and quantitative research. Paul has a strong drive for linking research and practice in addressing the needs of the most vulnerable members of society, particularly children whom have been victimized, oppressed, and find themselves exposed to negative circumstances that are beyond their control.
For the last decade, Paul has worked as a community martial arts instructor, youth worker, youth mentor, and tutor for children and youth of all ages and socio-cultural backgrounds. Furthermore, Paul has actively designed martial art programs that address bullying and stranger awareness in order to ensure the safety of children and youth, and has provided consultative services for parents whose child/children have been bullied.
Paul is very excited to be a part of the WECYAC team, as it represents a start to systemic change in addressing the needs of vulnerable children. Paul strongly believes that not a single child should be deprived of a future due to the various negative circumstances and situations to which they are exposed, and believes that society and communities should assist these children to achieve their full potential. After all, it takes a village to raise a child.