Bradley Haalboom graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University where he majored in Psychology. After graduating, he began working at McMaster University where he developed a passion for working with children, creating recreational programming for McMaster’s summer camp Sport Fitness School. It was there at McMaster where he first met the IMHope co-founder: lifeguard Chelsea. Brad went on to complete a diploma in Recreation Therapy from Mohawk College and began working as a Recreation Therapist within the community at various long-term care homes and adult day programs. It was during this time that he was able to see the positive impact that both music, and intergenerational programs had on the residents and more specifically on their health. If only there was a way he could combine the two of them together.
ONE YEAR LATER Brad was able to combine his passion for working with children, as well as seniors and became a founding member of IMHope. He is excited to be a part of something whose goal is to create a more cohesive community by bringing generations together, through the many benefits that music has to offer.