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Our Story

Empowering Vulnerable communities to build an equitable world.

Our Mission

Substance Cares mission is to create a fair and equitable country for all Canadians by curating meaningful and educational programming.

Spectrum Works Team
Neil Forester

Neil Forester

Co-Founder
    Xavier Pinto

    Xavier Pinto

    Co-Founder

      Our Founders

      It all started with a conversation between friends.

      Neil Forester and Xavier Pinto, co-founders of Substance Cares, were chatting one night and Xavier expressed he was concerned about his son’s future. As his son was diagnosed with Autism at age 2.

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      Since Substance Cares mission is to create a fair and equitable country for all Canadians by curating meaningful and educational programming, Neil and Xavier continued chatting, and using Xavier’s son as their inspiration, they created Spectrum Works – a job fair focused on helping autistic job seekers find employment.

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