President, Versatility Productions Inc.
Melvin John is an Anglo-Indian who came to Canada from Pakistan in 1988 and lives and works in the Scarborough community. At 17 years old, he raised 50,000 rupees for the Cancer Hospital so they could purchase an x-ray machine. At a very young age, Melvin established and ran a youth club with community programs including social activities, job searching, charity work and counseling for drug/alcohol abuse. Melvin worked with the community of small villages and towns to help over 2,500 families find work, obtain passports, and appropriate attire for work at a time when recruitment agencies were charging outrageous fees.
Melvin is currently a small business owner and Founder of Versatility Promotions Inc., an Event Management and Capacity Development firm creating community programs through sports and recreation. In addition, Melvin is co-owner of a South Asian Restaurant called “Spice Shack” in Scarborough.
Melvin is widely known and passionate for his involvement and love of cricket. He is a Former VP of the Ontario Cricket Association and President of the Toronto Cricket Alliance. Melvin has served as “Development Advisor” to several community cricket programs throughout Canada.
Melvin John’s passion, enthusiasm and his belief in what he does creates a consistent success in all projects. In his spare time, Melvin plays in a live band, which consists of his brothers and sisters. Melvin is married to his wife Lillian and they have three wonderful children.