Chris has had the joint role of working as a Career Practitioner and Workshop Facilitator. As a Career Practitioner, he works one on one with clients to develop Return to Work Action Plans and support clients on their road to employment.
Through his work as the Workshop Facilitator, in addition to offering weekly workshops at the office, he’ll often work in partnership with other community organizations to provide a menu of workshops to participants in their employability programs. This includes work with Richmond County Literacy, Port Hawkesbury Literacy Commission, and Potlotek First Nations. He is also a certified Personality Dimensions facilitator and offers this program to any business or organization in the area.
Chris grew up in rural Guysborough County, and attended St. F.X. University where he completed Honours in Sociology, and later graduated with his Bachelors of Social Work from the University of Manitoba. He is an active volunteer; spreading his time and efforts in the community as a Rotarian and volunteer on the Board of the CACL Antigonish, Guysborough Historical Society, and various committees with his Faith Community. He also plays the piano at three local churches on the weekends.
An avid history buff, Chris has written or co-written three books. He and his partner Sandra, co-parent his children Elliott and Victoria. In his spare time, Chris enjoys geocaching, hiking, camping, gardening, and playing the piano.