Robert was born at the St. Boniface Hospital and raised in Manitoba. He was educated at Western, Simon Fraser and York Universities, and holds a Master’s degree in Human Geography. Robert has worked as a researcher on various projects, including access to justice, refugee protection, and income security. Robert struggled with an on-again, off-again addiction to methamphetamine for a decade, which ultimately rendered him homeless. Thanks to psychiatric care facilitated by St. Boniface Street Links, he was diagnosed and treated for bipolar disorder. He enjoys combining his professional and lived experiences in his role as a Program Coordinator, and is passionate about the importance of supportive housing in combating the meth crisis in our province.