Dave Mitchell

Director for Associate Members

Dave received a teaching degree 15 years ago and took it outside right away. Focusing on alternative, outdoor education, and rehabilitation, he has spent the majority of his professional career working in an Adventure & Wilderness Therapy context. As a Trip Leader, instructor, guide and trainer, he has helped to therapeutically assist hundreds of youth with the challenges they may be facing, alongside training practitioners to deliver similar opportunities. Dave has 20 + years’ experience facilitating and providing training in Experiential Education, Adventure Based Learning (ABL), Leadership Development, Group Work and Facilitation, Adventure and Wilderness Therapy programming on all coasts of Canada and abroad. He holds degrees from NSCAD and Nipissing University and a variety of industry standard Instructor and Trainer certifications. His most important work to date however is home-schooling his four-year-old daughter outside amidst the pandemic!

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