Aaron is Queer and Trans identified and for more than 18 years has worked as an advocate, activist and Agency director for the rights and dignity of unhoused people in Vancouver. Aaron’s experience has led him to many ‘mental health firsts’ in Canada – including opening the first trans youth homeless housing project in 2017, and  in 2021, he designed and opened the first homeless trans adult housing project staffed entirely by trans identified people. He holds a Masters degree in  Narrative Therapy from the University of Melbourne, Australia and  is a long time VSNT faculty member. He has also produced several video documentaries on issues of stigma, mental health and the homeless, and is the creator of a learning website for Peer support, social work, and community workers.