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Meet our Outstanding Canadians: Paul Butler


Paul is the Coordinator of Youth Services at Hollyburn Family Services Society and has been working tirelessly for over twenty years to assist at risk youth across the North Shore. Paul is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of these youth on all levels; whether it’s working at a municipal level to create resources and housing units for youth, or working front line with youth workers on a case-by-case basis, he always ensures the best interest of the youth are at the forefront of everyone's mind. Paul is well respected amongst all levels of government and without his advocacy and determination, Hollyburn wouldn’t have the continuum of resources for North Shore youth.

In addition to working directly with youth, Paul is a strong voice advocating for more services in the community. He has helped raise awareness in the community by giving a voice to the at-risk youth who are not able to participate and make themselves heard.