Jon Cada is an Anishinaabe youth from Mississaugi First Nation and works with Thinking Rock Community Arts as the project coordinator. He has an education in journalism and communications from Canadore College in North Bay, ON. His background in community arts began in 2011 and has completed Jumblies’ Artfare Essentials training including the Art of Community, Oral History and Art-Making, and received training in Developmental Evaluation. He has worked and collaborated with Jumblies Theatre, SKETCH, Aanmitaagzi, 4Elements Living Arts, Arts For All, and Myths and Mirrors. Jon is also an active youth organizer representing the Algoma District as a core team member for the Youth Social Infrastructure collaborative (YSI) and SPARC, an emerging and supporting network for artists in rural communities. In his free time, Jon enjoys playing videogames, following sports and is a random facts fanatic.