We are excited and happy to introduce and welcome John to the EIC team.
John Zador (he/him) is our new Community Engagement & Communications Coordinator at Exchange Inner City. John has volunteered and worked at various non-profit societies in the social services sector over the past decade. Some of his roles included creating the YOUth Got Skills program at Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre, working as a Program Facilitator/Coordinator for Robert Lee YMCA Employment Services program, as a manager of Student Services at Arts Umbrella and a volunteer at Employ to Empower. John studied Broadcast Journalism at the Columbia Academy School of Broadcasting, and eventually combined his journalism expertise with his professional passion as a contributing reporter to The Pulse on CFRO Coop Radio 100.5FM, highlighting stories of the Downtown Eastside community.
John is a continual learner and has completed courses in Harm Reduction training, Mental Health First-Aid, Decolonizing Journalism & Trauma-Informed Reporting, Leadership Training for Managers (Dale Carnegie), and Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Management Fundamentals at BCIT.