Mike Ryan
Program Development

Mike Ryan

Mike joined StepStones to assist with fundraising and development. He has collaborated with child welfare organizations to produce adoption videos and conferences, and wants to help ensure that all children and youth find belonging and community. He also worked in the music industry in London (England) and in television in Toronto (Canada) before joining a...
Marsha Rampersaud
Research Associate

Marsha Rampersaud

Marsha has more than 10 years of experience working with youth and adults who have experienced incarceration or are at risk of contact with the legal system. She first joined StepStones in 2015 as a camp counsellor and has since taken on a number of roles. Marsha currently helps with research and evaluation to support...
Catherine Daniel
Connection Coordinator

Catherine Daniel

Catherine has an educational background in Community and Justice Services and is currently completing her Human Resources Management degree. She started with StepStones in May 2022 as a Youth Connections Coordinator, while continuing to work in social services, which she’s been doing for the past four years. Catherine has a passion for working with youth...
Rahwa Eyasu
Connection Coordinator

Rahwa Eyasu

Rahwa is one of the Youth Connection Workers at Stepstones. She completed her degree in Human Rights and Equity Studies at York University and has worked in the non-profit sector for several years in a variety of roles. She’s passionate about supporting and encouraging youth to help them realize their full potential, and she focuses...
Richard Parker
Youth Amplifier

Richard Parker

Cornelius Richard Parker is a former youth in care who has faced and overcome a lot of obstacles throughout his life. Originally from Ottawa, he came to Toronto to play soccer and fell in love with the city. Gifted with the ability to play soccer at a high level, he travelled to eight countries and...
Scott Robertson
Service Navigator

Scott Robertson

Since Scott’s first position as a youth detention centre worker, he’s been keenly aware of his passion for youth and youth advocacy work, and he’s had the privilege of working in a variety of settings and roles throughout the years. Scott’s Degree in Social Work and Psychology and his Masters in Conflict Resolution provided a...
Brenna Lindsay
Connection Coordinator

Brenna Lindsay

Brenna has worked with children and youth in various settings, including outreach, family counselling, inpatient treatment, shelters and respite for children with autism. She completed her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and Psychology, and a certificate in Addictions and Mental Health. Brenna believes in a strengths-based approach that encourages youth to be more confident in...
Alexis Forde
Service Navigator

Alexis Forde

Lexus has a Bachelor of Arts in Community Development & Policy Studies and she’s been working in frontline, supervisory and administrative roles within the non-profit sector for the past eight years. She’s skilled in program development, central intake, community outreach, youth engagement, and program facilitation. She’s a passionate community leader who’s always focusing on growth...
Lucas Hunter
Clinical Supervisor

Lucas Hunter

Lucas is a child and youth practitioner who has spent more than 14 years working with children, youth, and families with complex needs. He has worked in a variety of settings, such as group homes and residential treatment centres, hospitals and community health clinics, community outreach, and school-based and juvenile justice programs, as well as...
Mobafa Baker
Program Director

Mobafa Baker

Mobafa joined StepStones in 2021 as our Program Director. He has a long history of working with young people, including as a youth advocate on the international stage, program facilitator on issues of HIV and AIDS, equity, diversity and inclusion, and sexual reproductive health and rights. He has also assisted youth who have become in...
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