Matthew Craggs holds an honours Bachelor of Social Work from Laurentian University and a Master of Social Work from York University. He is a registered social worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.
Matt’s interest in social work and social justice grew through childhood experiences as a fostering brother, and later as a teenager and young adult working at The Salvation Army’s summer camps. After completing his formal education in social work, he began working in community and family services for The Salvation Army in Toronto focusing on program and community development.
Since 2016, Matt has been employed with The Salvation Army Territorial Headquarters for Canada and Bermuda, initially as a social services accreditation reviewer, and more recently to support the implementation and ongoing service delivery of Pathway of Hope. He is presently the Pathway of Hope training and evaluation specialist for the territory. Pathway of Hope is a case management framework designed by The Salvation Army USA Central Territory and is used in community and family services settings across North America.
Matt is passionate about faith-based social services and community development. His professional interests include applying critical approaches to practice, program evaluation and quality improvement, and diversity and inclusion.
Outside work, Matt enjoys quality time with friends and family, swimming laps, watching Netflix, and drinking coffee. He’s been trying to become a runner for about three years and needs to keep trying. He aspires to own a dog one day.