Chris Opoku

Special guest

Chris Opoku is both the Youth and Communications Coordinator for one of the fastest growing non-profit community based agencies in the region of peel. He manages multi-site programs, supports youth development, and coordinates social media/websites among many other roles.

Originally from Kumasi, Ghana, Chris grew up in Rexdale, eventually pursuing the recreation field. He was also a former Municipal Youth Engagement Coordinator, a Summer Camp Coordinator, and a Sports Instructor, among various roles with Canada's sixth largest municipality for the past 9 years. Chris has also worked with various organizations including Rexdale Community Health Centre, the YMCA of Oakville, and was a mentor with a youth leadership program called SWAG (Success with Age and Guidance).

Chris is a graduate of Humber College where he earned a diploma in Recreation and Leisure Studies. Among many other skills, he is a counselor, a program developer, a workshop facilitator, a certified basketball/soccer coach, a certified referee, and a former soccer league convenor.

Chris uses his his experiences growing up in Rexdale, Ontario to impact and counsel the lives of countless young people in Malton, Mississauga. Although his story requires him to place himself in a vulnerable place, he uses both his misfortune and failures to make sure that he creates opportunities for youth that he lacked growing up. Chris is the go to guy in any organization and just an all around humanitarian that continually serves his community.

Chris Opoku has been a guest on 1 episode.