In 1979 Ken received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay. A CPA, he studied at the University of Saskatchewan, Simon Fraser University, the University of Alberta, the University of Toronto and Wilfrid Laurier University. Ken’s concern for sustainability led to his hosting a weekly television program on the environment and serving on an advisory board concerned with power generation and transmission projects for Northwestern Ontario. From 1983 to 2005, Ken practised accounting and auditing in the GTA and the Niagara Region, with a focus on housing co-operatives. For some years, he volunteered on the Finance Committee of the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada and as treasurer of Toronto’s Riverdale Co-operative Houses, returning to Saskatchewan on his retirement.