“I am prepared to offer help to those who seek change; fear is no longer my guide. There is no shame in being compassionate and empathetic.”
Daniel Gallant is a former right-wing-extremist, now a candidate in the Masters of Social Work program at the University of Northern British Columbia. His research focuses on former right-wing-extremists who are now engaged with community projects; he has been awarded several community diversity scholarship awards for his academic direction and role in the community as an anti-racist and child welfare activist/advocate. He is a successful recruitment interventionist and presents to high schools, post-secondary institutions, law enforcement, and is frequently consulted by media sources about hate groups/crimes. Daniel has a BA in First Nations Studies (Indigenous Studies) and has instructed at the University of Alberta in partnership with the U of A Human Ecology program and NCSA (Native Counseling Services of Alberta). His professional career in the human/social services field includes counseling, management positions, and research. Daniel has published creative non-fiction and poetry in several literary journals, including Life-After-Hate. Daniel Gallant offers support, resources, and counseling to those who are seeking change.