I left Rice Lake, Wisconsin in 1968 after reporting for a draft induction physical in Chicago, Illinois. They could not decide if I was fit and they would later order me to report to a military base in Minnesota where they planned to lock me up for a few days in order to re-examine me.
I left the US and crossed the border of no-return at International Falls/Fort Frances and drove on to Winnipeg.
I completed my Masters of Social Work Degree at the University of Manitoba and I have spent over 30 years in senior administrative social work positions across Canada.
Today, I am nearing retirement but remain active as the Regional Director of The Canadian Hearing Society in Newmarket, Ontario and I am on the Board of Directors of the York Children’s Aid Society and The Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies. I also took a leadership role in the development of First Nation Child Welfare agencies across Canada.
I am proud to be a Vietnam War resister and a Canadian citizen and I believe that this country should open its doors to all war resisters as they truly can and will contribute to the well being of Canada.