John “The Real Deal” Mills John Mills

John describes himself as an average guy trying to do something meaningful.  Originally from Prince Albert, SK, John has spent most of his career working in IT.  Though Hamilton has been his home since 2011, John has lived in Saskatoon, Nanaimo, Edmonton, Oregon and Toronto.   He is an active volunteer with City Housing’s Community Access Program, the Campaign for Adequate Welfare and Disability Benefits, and the Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction’s  ‘Speak Now Hamilton’ Speakers Bureau, where his stories about the impacts of poverty help to make Hamilton a better city for everyone who lives here.