Dave joins us with a wealth of expertise in community development. His varied list of experiences in the field includes establishing 2 recovery houses for men, starting an outreach program for women involved in prostitution, tutoring incarcerated men, and volunteering as a literacy and youth outreach worker. Dave also served as the Abbotsford Community Chaplain for Corrections Canada. Most recently he founded (and still runs) Street Hope Ministries in Chilliwack, BC, an employment skills program for men in recovery.
Dave is a fan and user of his community library and involved in local literacy initiatives, but has no experience working in libraries. And that’s just what we hoped for.
As the Library Live and On Tour service evolves, we know that Dave’s knowledge of service to marginalized members of our communities will help FVRL remain at the forefront of public library community development services, a path that the organization still feels very strongly about.