Child and Youth Worker Advanced Diploma, 2016
Clinical Counselor, Life’s Seasons
Richard Marcano has dedicated his career to amplifying the voices of youth in Ontario’s systems of care. He is the president of the board of directors for the HairStory Project, an initiative that brings together black youth living in care to discuss their experiences, learn their rights and advocate for change. Marcano has participated in a roundtable with the federal government, consulted on a bill with the Ontario government, presented the HairStory project to UN delegates and worked with the Ontario Human Rights Commission on the issue of racial profiling. He is also a trauma counsellor for children and youth.