Steven was born in raised in Toronto. He has been an advocate for over 10 years. This began with a position as the Director of the Empowerment Council. He credits housing and talk therapy as being the catalysts that launched his recovery from mental health issues. Today, he volunteers as a legal officer for Regent Park CRC and is involved in the Training the Doctor initiative where people with mental health issues team up with psychiatric residents to better reduce the objective and subjective stigma between both parties. He is also the Chair of the National Network for Mental Health.