Colin Sanders, M.A. Colin has been involved in the counseling field in Vancouver since 1979, having just completed an M.A. in Cultural Anthropology. Colin is Team Leader for the RainCity Housing First ACT Team, leading a team working with persons struggling with mental illness and substance use and chronic homelessness. He teaches at City University of Seattle¹s Vancouver Campus (since 1998), and is also the Counseling Clinic Supervisor for City University¹s community based counseling clinic, in partnership with Broadway Youth Resource Centre. Colin was Clinical Director of Peak House for 15 years, and an Associate Director of Yaletown Family Therapy and is on the Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy. Colin has published several book chapters and journal articles, and his most recent teaching has been in Inuvik, NWT, and Havana, Cuba. Colin lives with his partner Gail and their two cats in Chinatown/Strathcona, where they spend time with their grandson, Declan. Colin¹s daughter Maya is a librarian with the VPL, and recently announced she is applying to undertake another M.A., in, of all things, counseling psychology. Colin¹s son, Adrian, recently completed an M.A. in Anthropology, and lives near Sydney, Vancouver Island, where he works as a consultant. Colin loves reading poetry, philosophy, theology and literature, and is partial to weekly pints at The Whip.