Stephen “Buddha” Leafloor holds a Masters in Social Work with over 30 years of experience as a social worker. His company has pioneered accessible outreach programs that bring empowerment, hope and positive change to Canada’s north and urban centers. The BluePrintForLife team has reached over 5000 youth through 72 programs in over 45 communities to date.
A Co-founder of the Canadian Floor Masters, (Canada’s oldest B-Boy / breakdance crew 1983), he has performed for James Brown, Ice-T, Grandmaster Flash, Blackeyed Peas, and George Clinton. Steve was featured on Much Music, in music videos and in several documentaries. At 54 he is a proud father of three and still gets down in the Cypher!
Published author- “Therapeutic Uses of Rap and Hip-hop”
Guest lecturer at universities and keynote speaker at conferences including: international United Nations youth conferences, representing Justice Canada at international conferences on crime prevention, provincial chiefs of police conferences, and provincial and national conferences on education, bullying, social work, and First Nations topics.