2 Paycheques Away.. unlocks new perceptions of spirited and resilient individuals from the DTES by sharing their stories as told during their visit to the barber.
Mouse “Cheech Mouse” is from London, Ontario. As a former cook, he has travelled a lot and is a proud hippie. A few years ago he was rollerblading down a hill and broke his back. With no family, savings or job prospects, he now collects bottles and does custodial work to make ends meet.
Marcel, originally from Ottawa but living in Vancouver since '91, had retired with a pension but soon found himself short on money and long on free time. Now he’s using resources around him on the DTES, like resume building classes and Working Gear, to get back into the workforce.