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Horace Spence / Program Facilitator

Why I work at CEE?

I love to engage the community with a meaningful approach. Creating awareness and facing the odds is something that I embody. By working at CEE I get the chance to become that agent of change. It allows me to stay connected to the community and the people I serve. Not only do I get to develop my anti-oppressive practice but get to do it while having fun.

What is your passion?

I have a great passion for music, cooking, and community. I believe that music and cooking is an art form that allows you to connect through vibration and culture. Music brings people together while food gets them to stay.

Most important accomplishments

Is becoming a father, a parent, and a provider. My little girls are my heart and soul they bring clarity and life to my existence. They give me a reason to want to do better for myself.

Where can we find you when you’re not working?

I am always on the move – if it has to do with music and food you will probably find me there. You can also find me at the gym as well as finding new and exciting ways to keep fit and have fun.

What is something that would be impossible for you to give up?

My love of music and creating art. I find myself with a pen and pad just writing out lyrics.

Work & Community

What are you known for professionally? What do you have a knack for?

I am known for my ability to relate to the community I serve. I have a wealth of life experience that allows me to see things from their point of view, which is very helpful in developing and facilitating programs for clients and stakeholders.

What excites you the most about your work & the contribution you can make?

I thoroughly enjoy knowing that I make a difference in the lives of the people I serve.  I love developing programs and participating in the uplift meant for those around me, as well as working with other organizations to create more helpful resources for communities.

What do you hope to achieve at CEE?

I hope to bring more developmental initiatives to the organization, ones that will reach a large demographic of clients who are in need. I hope to continue to assist with our initiatives in reaching their maximum potential.

Additional Information…

Where did you grow up?

I was born in Jamaica, & grew up in the all over the GTA


I studied Entertainment Business Management at Toronto Film schools, I also studied Gourmet Cooking and Catering at Ashworth College, and I studied Community Work/Social Service Work at George Brown College. I am currently studying Psychology at York University.

Favourite quote

“A people without knowledge of their history is like a tree without roots” – Marcus Garvey

“The universe conspires in your favour” – Paulo Coelho

“A person is a person through other people” – Desmond Tutu