portrait by Phuong Nguyen

Jonathan “JCC” Chan-Choong is a Guyanese-Jamaican-Canadian poet and writer, from Scarborough, Ontario.

Influenced by a multicultural / multiracial background, ancestral stories, and one of the most diverse neighbourhoods in Canada, his work serves as a conduit towards self-understanding and identity.

JCC is an active spoken word performer and workshop facilitator. He has been featured in publications, podcasts, and radio shows nationally and internationally.

Publications / Broadcasts

“Beige Babies” Radio Story | CJRU 1280AM (Toronto Metropolitan University, 2023)

2nd Annual | Collective 4891 Zinea mixed medium collaboration with Phuong Nguyen (Montreal, 2022)

Issue #2: It’s Complicated | Hungry Zine (Edmonton, April 2022)

Issue #1: Spring Issue | Unmute Magazine (US, May 2021)

Shortlist; multiplatform open call | Crow’s Theatre (Toronto, Dec. 2020)

Workshops, Facilitations, & Features

Your Story Here: Radio Production Mentorship | Toronto Metropolitan University (Toronto, 2022)

Facilitator | Raw Paper – Poetry Writing Workshop | LEAD Organization (Toronto, 2022)

Panelist | Anti-Racism, Perspective & Poetry | LEAD Organization (Toronto, 2022)

Host / Talent Coordinator | CreativeMornings (Toronto, 2021 – ongoing)

Guest | Creative Conversations Podcast (US, 2021)

Guest | Wax Poetic Radio (Vancouver, 2020) 


Canada is Creative: Talent Showcase | CMTO (Toronto, June 2021)

Professional Profanity | Shits & Scribbles (UK, Feb. 2021) 

Speak Real on Mental Health | Youthspeak (Toronto, Jan. 2021)

Mashed Poetics | RC Weslowsky (Vancouver, Nov. 2020)

Galvanized Suns | Diasporic Futurism (Toronto, Oct. 2020)

Stage to Page | Community Arts Council (Vancouver, Sept. 2020)

AfroVan Showcase | AfroVanConnect (Vancouver, Nov. 2019)

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