Philip Benjamin

Regional Manager, Ontario

Phil grew up in a Christian home and spent much of his childhood in Nigeria, where his father taught in a seminary and his mother practiced nursing. From his experience there, he saw that God loves everyone and can change the life of anyone who will seek after Him. At the same time, he found God to be trustworthy and faithful throughout his and his family’s life, even at the most challenging times.

After completing high school in Ottawa, Ontario, Phil went to Montreal, Quebec, where he completed a Bachelor of Arts in History at Concordia University and a Bachelor of Social Work at McGill University. Since then, he has worked for various non-profit and government agencies in the fields of child welfare, foster care, youth ministry, disability case management, and, most recently, transition and health care programs with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Phil has always had a heart for the marginalized, the broken, and the forgotten members of society. Phil was introduced to the needs of prisoners and ex-prisoners and the ministry of PFC after a presentation at his church in 2021, after which he quickly decided to become a PFC By Phone volunteer. He is very excited to be working with PFC full-time now and looking forward to all God has for him in his work here.