Meet the world vision youth team

World Vision Youth Canada

Leanne Prescott

A true Atlantic Canadian, Leanne feels most inspired near the ocean.  She has been an acrylic painter since age 12 and graduated from Mount Allison University in Fine Arts.  Her husband is a musician and together using their creativity they have actively advocated for children for a decade.  Leanne’s favorite food is noodles and sriracha in any possible combination.  Her favorite modern author and activist is Shane Claiborne.

Justin Park

Justin is a world changer – having lived in Russia, South Korea and now Canada his heart bursts with the potential he sees across this great nation. Always ready to have a fierce conversation about basketball. Justin was once a youth pastor, so his passion shows when making the world a better place.
Justin lives in Toronto, ON with his wife.

Brianna Locke

Born in BC, but spent the last 20 years floating around the Great Lakes, Brianna is switching fresh water to salt water. Brianna has a curious mind and passionate heart and is motivated by the injustices that plague our planet. A graduate from Lakehead University and the University of Toronto, and using neither degree appropriately, Brianna is actively seeking students and youth who are interested in standing up and speaking out, joining World Vision to create a positive change. Brianna likes music, fresh air & backpacks; her celebrity look-alike is Grumpy Cat. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?” — Martin Luther King Jr.

Graeme Watt

There isn’t much that is normal about Graeme. Maybe that’s because he grew up in DR Congo and Western Europe and visited 23 countries by the time he was 12? Or maybe it’s because he fell close to 140 feet while rock climbing and somehow survived? Or maybe it’s because we’re pretty sure he’s a ninja and might secretly be over 100 years old? Either way Graeme has explored much of the world and seen great suffering up close and has been profoundly shaped by his experiences. His passion for justice and the poor is only matched by his love of young people and his desire to see them empowered to create a new future for our world, one where every person and community has the opportunity to flourish and live the life they were created to live. Graeme is a social change innovator and has dedicated his life to finding creative responses to social challenges by creating pathways for others to give their lives away for the things that matter most. He lives in Edmonton with his beautiful wife, Carissa, and their two sons.

Coaches

Brianna Locke

Born in BC, but spent the last 20 years floating around the Great Lakes, Brianna is switching fresh water to salt water. Brianna has a curious mind and passionate heart and is motivated by the injustices that plague our planet. A graduate from Lakehead University and the University of Toronto, and using neither degree appropriately, Brianna is actively seeking students and youth who are interested in standing up and speaking out, joining World Vision to create a positive change. Brianna likes music, fresh air & backpacks; her celebrity look-alike is Grumpy Cat. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?” — Martin Luther King Jr.

Graeme Watt

There isn’t much that is normal about Graeme. Maybe that’s because he grew up in DR Congo and Western Europe and visited 23 countries by the time he was 12? Or maybe it’s because he fell close to 140 feet while rock climbing and somehow survived? Or maybe it’s because we’re pretty sure he’s a ninja and might secretly be over 100 years old? Either way Graeme has explored much of the world and seen great suffering up close and has been profoundly shaped by his experiences. His passion for justice and the poor is only matched by his love of young people and his desire to see them empowered to create a new future for our world, one where every person and community has the opportunity to flourish and live the life they were created to live. Graeme is a social change innovator and has dedicated his life to finding creative responses to social challenges by creating pathways for others to give their lives away for the things that matter most. He lives in Edmonton with his beautiful wife, Carissa, and their two sons.

Justin Park

Justin is a world changer – having lived in Russia, South Korea and now Canada his heart bursts with the potential he sees across this great nation. Always ready to have a fierce conversation about basketball. Justin was once a youth pastor, so his passion shows when making the world a better place.
Justin lives in Toronto, ON with his wife.

World Vision Youth Canada
World Vision Youth Canada

Leanne Prescott

A true Atlantic Canadian, Leanne feels most inspired near the ocean.  She has been an acrylic painter since age 12 and graduated from Mount Allison University in Fine Arts.  Her husband is a musician and together using their creativity they have actively advocated for children for a decade.  Leanne’s favorite food is noodles and sriracha in any possible combination.  Her favorite modern author and activist is Shane Claiborne.

Leaders

Staff