Christian Blake

OT Reg. (Ont.)

Christian is a co-founder of Level Up Gaming, an Occupational Therapist, inclusion advocate, and museum professional. He currently works clinically as a pediatric Occupational Therapist at Boomerang Health powered by Sick Kids, and at the Royal Ontario Museum where he applies an Occupational Therapy lens to the management of the museum’s access, diversity, inclusion and equity portfolio.

Christian brings years of experience working with individuals on the autism spectrum and other disabilities, expertise as an Occupational Therapist, skills in creating inclusive programming and his very own bag of dice to the gaming table to create goal-oriented and meaningful gaming activities.


Daniel kwan  

MSc.

Daniel is a Toronto-based educator, game designer, podcast host, and co-founder/Lead Facilitator of Level Up Gaming. He has extensive experience in the development and execution of alternative educational programming using tabletop gaming.

Daniel has been running the Royal Ontario Museum's Dungeons & Dragons program since 2011 and consulted in the development of a program using the Dungeon World system at the Aga Khan Museum between 2015 and 2016. Daniel is also one third of Dundas West Games and is currently in the process of publishing Ross Rifles - a historical tabletop RPG about Canadian soldiers during the First World War. He's very passionate about learning, and has extended that into his podcast Curiosity in Focus. His work using gaming and education have earned him a reputation within the gaming community as a forward-thinking and passionate educator. 

Learn more about Daniel at:

danielhkwan.comcuriosityinfocus.com, and dundaswestgames.com


Kelsey mciver

Kelsey is a Special Education teacher with the Peel District School Board. She teaches grades 6, 7 and 8 at a middle school in Mississauga. She works with students on the Autism Spectrum, with developmental delays and with a variety of learning disabilities in mainstream and contained classes. She is also an instructor with the Royal Ontario Museum children’s programs. She loves to travel and has taught in 4 different countries.