Artist CV

portrait by Phuong Nguyen

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

Informed by a multicultural/racial background and one of the most diverse neighbourhoods in Canada, his work serves as a conduit towards deep self-understanding along life’s unmapped journey – wrestling with identity in this amorphous landscape.

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

Workshops, Facilitations, & Features

Mentee | CJRU 1280 Your Story Here: Radio Production Mentorship (Toronto, 2022)

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

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

Host | Creative Mornings (Toronto, 2021 – ongoing)

Guest | Creative Conversations Podcast (US, 2021)

Guest | Wax Poetic Radio (Vancouver, 2020) 


2nd Annual | Collective 4891 Zine (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)


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)