Greg Leslie is Social Worker with over 20 years of experience providing support to children, youth and families who experience multiple barriers such as:
- Mental health
- Barriers to education
- Barriers to employment
- Racism and discrimination
- Family breakdown and domestic abuse
- Involvement with the youth justice system
- Child Welfare reunification
Greg works closely with his clients to identify their needs and to provide them with crisis intervention, advocacy and other supports.
He is dedicated to serving his community by successfully working with individuals and families. He believes strongly in serving with integrity, transparency and fairness. He treats everyone with respect and dignity and places high value on human rights.
Expert in Self-care
Greg began Educare Selfcare Studio because he identified the importance of self-care on overall mental health and wellness of his clients and society in general. He saw an opportunity to help clients and raise awareness about the benefits of self-care to living one’s best life.
He is now focused on growing his practice and continuing his commitment to serving youth, children and families.
Expertise in Mental Health
He has developed expertise in mental health by working alongside multiple institutions including:
- Humber River and North York General Hospital
- Toronto District School Board (TDSB)
- Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB)
- Youth Criminal Justice System, and
- Catholic Children’s Aid Society
- Toronto Children’s Aid Society
- Expert in Consultation and Facilitation
Greg has skills in consultation and facilitation and conflict resolution gained through developing and leading interactive workshops and curricula-focused activities in mental health, racism and disabilities justice for youth.
Certified Personal Trainer
As a personal trainer, Greg acts as a training partner, self-care mentor and friend to his clients.
Greg has been actively involved in fitness and recreational sports since his youth. He played college basketball in International Falls, Minnesota and later started a community basketball program for youth at risk.
His sports background and passion for fitness and living a healthy lifestyle led him to focus on becoming a personal trainer and helping clients reach optimal health and wellness in fitness, nutrition and methods of self-care.