Greg Leslie

  • Registered Social Worker (R.S.W.), Ontario College of Social Work and Social Services Workers

  • Member of Ontario Association of Social Workers

  • Psychotherapist

  • Bachelors of Social Work (B.S.W.), Ryerson University

  • Community Worker Diploma (C.W.), George Brown College

  • Public Speaker

Focus of Practice

  • Individual and Family Counselor

  • Self-Care Advocate

Greg’s work with at-risk youth is both incredible and inspirational.


Greg’s Approach

Greg Leslie is Social Worker with over 20 years of experience providing support to children, youth and families who experience multiple barriers. Greg’s Private Practice Educare Selfcare Studio is centered around serving organizations, individuals and families with mental health, dual diagnosis, and/or challenging behaviours with a focus on marginalized youth from diverse ethno-racial backgrounds. Greg works closely with his clients to identify their needs and to provide them with crisis intervention, advocacy and other related supports. Greg is currently working with individuals and families who have mental health and experience trauma as a result of violence (including gun violence, car and work-related accidents), facilitating training workshops and group sessions for youth and public speaking engagements.

Core Values

Greg believes strongly in serving clients with integrity, transparency and fairness. He treats everyone with respect and dignity and places a high value on human rights.

Expertise in Mental Health

Using a client-centered approach, Greg works in partnership with individual clients to create a personalized treatment plan, designed to help address their particular needs and to guide them towards a healthier, happier and more stable way of being.

Extended Biography

Greg Leslie has experience providing support to children, youth and families who experience multiple barriers such as:

  • Poverty
  • Mental health
  • Trauma
  • Barriers to education
  • Racism and discrimination
  • Family breakdown and domestic abuse
  • Involvement with the youth justice system
  • Child Welfare reunification

Greg’s experience in the field of mental health includes working alongside multiple institutions including:

  • Rexdale Community Health Centre (Pathways to Education)
  • Peach Youth
  • Ministry of Attorney General: Victim Quick Response Program
  • Humber River and North York General Hospital
  • Toronto District School Board (TDSB)
  • Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB)
  • Youth Criminal Justice System,
  • Catholic Children’s Aid Society
  • Toronto Children’s Aid Society
  • Peel Children Aid Society

Expertise in Facilitation, Workshops and Public Speaking

Greg uses his direct training and experience, lived experience and education to offer exceptional consultation and facilitation services including, developing and leading interactive workshops and curricula-focused activities on racism, mental health and self-care for marginalized youth and one-on-one counselling for victims of crime from diverse ethno-racial backgrounds dealing with trauma. Greg now provides services through Educare Selfcare Studio by working one-on-one with clients, community partners, government and businesses.

Greg has led numerous consultation and facilitation sessions for groups and participated in speaking engagements with community partners as a Panelist.
Greg has developed and led interactive and highly engaging workshops and curricula-focused activities with youth groups and staff in mental health, racism, healthy relationships, self-care, disabilities and justice for youth.