When Covenant House Vancouver held a 'Sleep Out' to raise money for its programs to help street youth, he was its largest contributor.
He donated $25 thousand and crowd-sourced an additional $33 thousand.
"They saved my life and that's why I did it," he said to Stephen Quinn on the CBC Radio program On The Coast.
"Think about them as a person and not a stigma," he said when asked what people should do when they see a young person living on the street.
"It's a human being that is struggling to get through in life and not just an addict," he said.