Craig was growing up in a situation no child should ever have to face: living with highly volatile family dynamics that included alcoholism and housing instability.
CityKidz transformed Craig’s life and now he’s helping do the same for others!
Craig first started attending CityKidz when he was just five years old. At the time, he and his siblings were living in foster care and our Saturday program was one of the few opportunities they had to connect with one another. CityKidz programs were also a chance for Craig to be shown that he was loved and that he mattered.
Growing up with our programs, Craig knew firsthand the impact CityKidz had on children’s lives. By the time he was 12, Craig was already giving back to the CityKidz community. As a volunteer, he dedicated so much of his time and heart to make a difference in the lives of other kids. Every week, we would help children on his bus route and facilitate their involvement with CityKidz Saturday program.
Craig was one of CityKidz’ first Education Fund recipients and in 2017 he graduated from Mohawk College with a diploma in Medical Device Reprocessing and accreditation as an Operating Room Technician. He now works at SickKids Hospital in Toronto and still finds time to volunteer at CityKidz.
But Craig’s story is only beginning.
Craig’s resilience, determination, and strength of character in the face of adversity have allowed him to transform his life. Today, he has dedicated himself helping others do the same!