YES – WE’RE OPEN! Please rest assured that our clinic remains open to treat children and families safely as children’s health services like ours have been deemed an essential service.

We are now offering Online Sessions to help provide treatment for your child while at home. Learn more about our new secure virtual services: Online Sessions.

John Walker


Social Worker

John is a Registered Social Worker with The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). John earned his Master of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto. Additionally, he holds a Diploma in Social Service Work from George Brown College and degrees in Psychology, History, and Philosophy from Wilfrid Laurier University. 

John began his career in Halton region working in children’s mental health supporting children and youth with a range of social, emotional, and behavioural issues. Over the past few years John provided specialized trauma-based therapy to children, teens, and families in the GTA. At Canoe Therapy John continues to support clients with a range of presenting needs, drawing on his diverse knowledge and counselling expertise in:

  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Suicidality and Self-Harm
  • Sexual Health and Development (male)
  • Social Skills 
  • Emotional Regulation 
  • Behavioral Concerns
  • Family Conflict

John works diligently to build strong and effective therapeutic relationships – a central tenet to counselling success. He is enthusiastic and passionate about his career as a helping professional and holds himself to the highest professional and ethical standards. John deeply values the privilege to work with clients at Canoe and looks forward to working alongside you while you achieve your counselling goals!

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