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. In addition, he is presently completing a Master of Business Administration in Executive Management at Royal Roads University.
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’s Territorial Headquarters for Canada and Bermuda. He has held roles as an accreditation reviewer, Pathway of Hope regional coordinator, and territorial community engagement training and evaluation specialist. He is presently a social services consultant for the territory. Matt’s professional interests include applying critical approaches to practice, program evaluation and quality improvement, and diversity and inclusion.
Matt lives in Toronto with his springerdoodle, Vermont. Outside work, he enjoys long walks to the dog park, riding his Peloton bike, watching Netflix, and drinking coffee.