Laval has a life-long love for learning and has been leading trainings for close to ten years. He is a Registered Social Worker who holds both a Bachelors and a Master of Social Work degree. Laval has worked in the social service field for over a decade, working with various populations including mental health, developmental disabilities, and homelessness and poverty. He has extensive experience in crisis intervention from working in group homes, shelters, community centres, and drop-ins. In addition to training with CTRI, Laval has a private practice where he provides counselling to people who experience a variety of mental health and addiction concerns. Laval is passionate about building resilience, skill, and wisdom for helpers, himself, and the clients we serve. He believes in viewing everyone holistically and that everyone can grow and learn. As a trainer Laval makes training entertaining and keeps his learners engaged through incorporating real-world stories and examples.