Justin Shaw is a comedian and storyteller who is passionate about fundraising for non-profits. Shaw has over two years experience working full time in mental health and crisis prevention, with certified ASIST training. From supporting suicide prevention programming, women’s shelters, dialysis support, and reconciliation organizations, Shaw makes supporting non-profits and community organizations a priority.
In 2018, Shaw applied his skills and experience gained from working with Some Other Solutions and his ASIST training to build a fundraising comedy event called Spare Change to raise money for suicide prevention programming.
In this hour long comedy presentation, Justin Shaw takes his audience on a mad-cap journey on what it means to let go admit that they have no idea what they are doing, while challenging what it really means to listen and be present with someone in need.
This one-time performance was part of a Spare Change: An Evening of Comedy held on April 4, 2018 at the Keyano Recital Theatre. This event was a fundraiser presented by Some Other Solutions, a mental health and crisis prevention non-profit located in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Funding for this event was made possible by Suncor Energy.
From 2018-20, Shaw wrote three full length comedy plays as part of Waypoints annual fundraiser to help them support their women’s shelter.
- Ultimate Reality: 90's Edition (2020)
- Ahoy! A Pirate's Life For Me! (2019)
- A Knight To Remember (2018)
In 2021, he performed a Gord Downie poem for the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre fundraiser for the Downie-Wenjack Fund.