Timothy Crooks


Past President | Regional Director, Nova Scotia & PEI

Executive Director, Phoenix Youth Programs


Timothy is the Executive Director of Phoenix Youth Programs (Phoenix) in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In addition to his work with Phoenix, he has served on a variety of boards and steering committees within the extended community and continues to be active with several provincial and national initiatives. He has been involved with the School of Health and Human Performance at Dalhousie University as a sessional instructor teaching on issues relating to counselling and youth at risk. Timothy has served as Chair of the Advisory Committee for the Department of Child and Youth Study at Mount St. Vincent University. Presently, he is on the Advisory Board for the Centre for Employment Innovation and is also on the Board of the Nova Scotia Community Sector Council.

He is a graduate of the School of Social Work at Dalhousie University and prior to his years in this field, has a background in teaching having graduated from Acadia University. During his career, Timothy has been honored to receive recognition for his efforts:

  • The Canadian Society of Association Executives – Community/Association Leadership Award.
  • Gordon Foundation – recognition of his impact on the field of Child and Youth Care work.
  • Acadia University identified Timothy as an Outstanding Alumnus.
  • Business Person of the Year- Silver Award – Halifax Chamber of Commerce Business Awards.
  • Honorable Mayann E. Francis, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia – recognizing his work on social justice issues within the extended community.