Being a part of the Health Change Lab program in 2018, he had the opportunity to work with Paola Ardiles and mentors from the City of Surrey to engage organizations, stakeholders, and members of Surrey’s community. Studying social innovation within the Health Change Lab helped him broaden his scope and view on current health strategies, enabling him to better support continuously changing communities.
“The Health Change Lab program prepared me for my work with the City of Surrey by providing me with the skills to work collaboratively with stakeholders in our health system that span multiple levels and disciplines,” he explains. “This has included project work with diverse community groups, municipal, regional and provincial governments in the delivery of healthy living strategies, and programs and initiatives. I was able to utilize my knowledge and background in community development and engagement to coordinate and support community health initiatives in Surrey.”