Canadian Centre for Men and Families Operations Committee
The CCMF is run as a Committee of the Canadian Association for Equality (CAFE). The Chair of the CCMF Operations Committee reports to the CAFE Board of Directors.
Communications and Outreach
Programming and Services
Advancement and Development
Brad Hutchinson, The Gatehouse
Anne, Toronto Trauma Survivors Support Group
Suzanne Venker, Women for Men
Eleanor Couture, Gilda’s Club
Don Neufeld (MSW, RSW)
Anne P. Mitchell, Esq.
Men’s Division International
Canadian Maltese Charitable Service Trust
Women for Men
West Coast Men’s Support Society
About Our Leaders and Advisors
Justin Trottier is Chair of the Canadian Centre for Men and Families Operations Committee and Board member of the Canadian Association for Equality. He is the founder of the Centre for Inquiry Canada, a national educational charitable organization advancing science literacy. Justin speaks regularly in the media in defense of fundamental freedoms like free speech, freedom of the press, and freedom of inquiry. He participates in debates and dialogue which bring together groups from vastly differing backgrounds and perspectives, exploring issues in ethics, religion, and politics. He is a regular guest on the John Oakley Show’s Culture War on AM640 Toronto radio and the The Arena on the Sun News Network. He also works and volunteers on education and literacy programs and hosts Think Again! TV, an independent media outlet that uses investigative journalism to explore human rights issues, and serve as a watchdog for unfounded and dangerous claims.
Miles Groth, PhD, is co-founding editor of Thymos: Journal of Boyhood Studies and founding editor of New Male Studies: An International Journal. He is full professor in the Department of Psychology at Wagner College, in New York City, where he has a private practice in psychotherapy. For many years, he has been involved in issues concerned with boys’ and men’s lives. He has spoken on the topic in Australia, Canada and the United States, and is a consultant to numerous organizations working toward the improvement of young men’s lives. Eight years ago he identified college and university centers for men as a crucial element in supporting coming generations of boys and men, sons and fathers. He is the co-editor of Engaging College Males: Discovering What Works and Why. Currently he teaches the only undergraduate course in the United States on the psychology of boys and men, and with colleagues in Canada and Australia is developing curricula for the first graduate programs in male studies.
James Brown, M.A., M.ed, Ed.D., is a parent, an educator, a researcher and a writer. He has five children and nine grandchildren. He has written several books on the history of education. His most recent writings deal with the issue of equality in the education system, including his book “Rescuing our Underachieving Sons: Raising the Aspirations of Underachieving Boys.” He currently serves as an advisor to several school boards in Ontario with the goal of helping underachieving boys to succeed to the maximum of their potential.
Eleanor Levine is Faculty-Field Liaison and former Field Educator at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto, and Grief Therapist working in downtown Toronto. She worked as a psychiatric social worker at Toronto General Hospital
Rod Keays is the President of the Well Site Retreat Centre for men and boys in Victoria BC, and the author of “The Naturally Good Man and the Ten Thousand Blades of Life.” His book is a history of male purpose and makes clear predictions on the future of the male role. An important goal for Rod is to teach men’s issues and to collaborate with others doing similar work.
Dr. Silvia Medrano is writing her third book about Masculinities, based on her fieldwork run at the Dartford Grammar School, in England. She is also involved in a research focused on men s health and media with professors and students from Ryerson University.She obtained her PhD at the State University of New York in the field of Sociology and Social Anthropology. Her dissertation discussed on the social construction of masculinity through three generations of men in Dartford, England . She is an accomplished researcher with a long experience in Qualitative Methods .Research and writing are her passion, and she never forgets her target: “.. to make a difference in the world through the insights of her research.” (Glaser & Strauss, 1967). After over twenty years of having taught, researched and supervised theses in different universities of England, The United States, France and Italy, she decided to move to Canada where she currently lives with her two sons. Her second passion is music from The Rolling Stones to Verdi. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Siegi Schuler Dr. Siegi Schuler, Ph.D., RSW is a registered Clinical Social Worker who specializes in children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced interpersonal trauma, violence and mental health concerns. Between 2002-2014, Siegi was the Clinical Director of the Halton Trauma Centre, a community-based children’s mental health centre. Along with his academic appointments at both Ryerson University in the Faculty of Child and Youth Care and the University of Toronto, in the Faculty of Graduate Studies in Social Work, Siegi has maintained a private practice in Toronto since 1996. In his private practice, Siegi has a particular clinical focus and interest in men’s emotional health and well-being, addressing such areas as childhood trauma, sexual violence, mental health, chemical dependency and pornography addictions, relationship and intimacy concerns, father-son/daughter –dynamics, and fathering. In his work with adolescent boys, Siegi recognizes the unique ways in which boys (young men) tell their stories of emotional pain and hardship, and how to encourage engagement, hope, and empowerment. Siegi also consults with the Hospital for Sick Children, Tele-Health Psychiatry, the National Ballet School of Canada, and Youth Connections Residential Treatment Program. He has also co-authored a number of publications in the area of trauma, sexual violence, and pornography.
Marcy Segal has been practicing as a criminal lawyer since 1990. Over the last two years, she has expanded her practice to include family, civil litigation and representing lawyers and paralegals at law society disciplinary hearings. She gives lectures to various organizations, mentors young lawyers, and hosts the show what she said on sirius radio.
Suzanne Venker is an author and Fox News contributor. She tackles a range of social issues surrounding marriage and the family, including the infamous gender wars. Her most recent book is The Two-Income Trap: Why Parents Are Choosing to Stay Home. Suzanne’s previous book, The War on Men, was published on the heels of a Fox article of the same name that went viral in November 2012—landing Suzanne a spot on The View, where she bantered about with Mike Tyson while warding off attacks from Whoopi Goldberg. In late 2013, Suzanne founded Women for Men, a news and opinion website committed to the needs of boys and men. She is also a trustee at Leading Women for Shared Parenting and is part the commission to establish a White House Council on Boys & Men. Suzanne has written for various publications, including the New York Post, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Parents.com, and The Daily Caller. Her TV credits include STOSSEL, The View, Fox & Friends, ABCNews.com, CNN and C-Span. She has appeared on literally hundreds of radio shows throughout the country. Suzanne and her family live in St. Louis, MO.
Don Neufeld (MSW, RSW) is a social worker with 25 years of practice, the first 18 ½ years in child welfare, and since 2010 in private practice as a therapist. Though serving a broad demographic, his interests have increasingly focused on issues of men and masculinity, and has included co-leading both Caring Dads (parenting group for men) and Partner Assault Response (for men convicted for domestic violence offenses) groups for the past five years.
Anne P. Mitchell, Esq. is Founder of the International Fatherhood Initiative. A featured speaker on gender issues, and former professor of law, Anne has spoken about the issues relating to fathers in society in such diverse venues as the New York and California legislatures, the California Beyond the Bench forum for judges, and as an invited guest at California Governor Pete Wilson’s Focus on Fathers summit. She is the author of several academic papers on the topic of the need for fathers to stay involved with their children after divorce, and is the author of the book They’re Your Kids Too: The Single Father’s Guide to Protecting Your Fatherhood in a Broken Family Law System.
Anne is the organzier of the Toronto Trauma Survivors Support Group
Eleanor Couture is Programs Administrator at Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto
Rev. Alan Stewart is a Presbyterian Minister, specializing in men’s issues through his ministry. He works in addictions, grief, gender equality, recovery and coping skills, custody, support and parenting issues. As a mentor Alan facilitates groups for abused men and the consequences of sexual and physical assault. He teaches “Men’s Studies” a University of Prince Edward Island (PEI) sociology department summer course. He operates the PEI Men’s Centre.