From: London, Ontario
From London Ontario and raised in Quebec.
Ken has lived all across Canada, and came to Vancouver 2 years ago during the “Woodward’s squat.”
He is a “binner” and due to an unpaid loan of $35.00 from a friend named “Dewy”, Ken takes over one of Dewy’s bins, and today got a huge load worth about $70.00.
He is now on his way to the Hastings Bottle depot to cash in.
Ken doesn’t do drugs, only pot and cigarettes, all of his clothes and shoes are from dumpsters.
He went to college and studied Business Management, and has 22 years work experience, but due to problems working with other people he chose to work for himself.
He doesn’t collect social services.
Advice to young people thinking of a life on the street:
“Stay in school, don’t come down here. Avoid drugs and social services, they will keep you down and never allow you to get a leg up.”