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

  • Canfitpro Certified Personal Training Specialist (Candidate) and Member

  • Public Speaker

Focus of Practice

  • Individual and Family Counselor

  • Self-Care Advocate

  • Personal Trainer

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


Greg’s Approach

The key to Greg’s success with his clients is that he focuses on self-care, helping clients reach success through activities and strategies centered on self-care and fitness education and practice.

Greg works from an anti-racism and anti-oppression framework and using a client-centered approach when working with children, youth and families.

He works with each client 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.

As a CANFITPRO certified personal trainer, Greg’s mission, when training individuals and groups, is to encourage a self-care centered healthy lifestyle.

He loves to witness his clients’ transformation in physical fitness, including weight loss, muscle tone and flexibility. What really brings him the most joy and inspires him to be the best personal trainer he can is seeing improved self-esteem and confidence and how much happier his clients are about themselves and the progress they’ve made toward achieving their personal goals.

Extended Biography

Greg Leslie is Social Worker with over 20 years of experience providing support to children, youth and families who experience multiple barriers such as:

  • Poverty
  • 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.

Core Values

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.