James Fauvelle Is in his final year working towards his Bachelor’s degree in the Social Worker program at Toronto Metropolitan University. He has also graduated with Honours from Centennial College’s Social Service Worker Diploma and obtained an Indigenous Studies Certificate. James has acquired knowledge and skills that integrate the principles, philosophies, and theories of social work, specifically from an anti-oppressive and social justice framework. Furthermore, he has a proven history of professional competencies while understanding group dynamics, inter-professional practices, interpersonal communication, counselling, community development, advocacy, social movements and policies. His passion is working with marginalized and vulnerable people as he can relate to systematic barriers like poverty, educational attainment, guns and gangs, substance use disorder and mental health concerns. James’ lived experiences overcoming obstacles have taught him that compassion, empathy, and active listening are three of the most important qualities when developing allyships. He uses evidence-based theories as a framework to explore alternatives to supporting his clients while developing people-centred coping strategies. James works from a Trauma-Informed lens, solution-focused treatments, a strength-based approach, and an Indigenous paradigm. Lastly, he is also a certified addiction counsellor with the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation and a registered Social Service Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and his I.D. Registration # 833164.