Timothy M Onyschuk
Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies
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Tim Onyschuk is a full time faculty member with the Police Foundations program and is the course lead in Youth in Conflict With the Law and Community and Social Services. He is a former Peel Regional Police Officer, having worked in a uniform capacity and as a member of the Tactical and Rescue Unit. Tim also has work experience as a youth probation officer and enforcement officer within the family law system. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education from Western University.
Tim created and supervises the award winning Iron John program that provides second year students with real life experience by volunteering with at risk boys in elementary schools. The Iron John mentoring program seeks to keep young men away from youth gangs and crime in general through academics, sports and friendship. A major component of the program is to effect social change through sport by teaching life skills such as team work, perseverance and confidence. Every year Tim’s students organize and run lacrosse and hockey clinics at no cost for the economically disadvantaged boys they mentor. The Iron John Mentors are well known in the community and have garnered respect from not only the boys they work with but parents, teachers and the policing community as well.
Tim has a keen interest in fatherhood issues and remains active by running, participating in a number of sports and coaching lacrosse with his Iron John students.