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The following constitutes the Canadian Association for Equality leadership team

Board of Directors
Robert Samery (Chair of the Board)
Edward Sullivan (Vice Chair of the Board)
Geoff Stone
Andrew Tramontin
Paulette MacDonald
Denise Fong
Justin Trottier
Mark Austerberry
Rehan Khalil
Paul Sandor
David Shackleton
Phil Johnston

President: James Brown
Secretary: Phil Johnston
Treasurer: Andrew Tramontin
CEO of CAFE and Executive Director of the Canadian Centre for Men and Families: Justin Trottier
Chief Financial Officer and Director of Development: Geoff Stone

Click here to learn about our Advisory Fellows

CAFE’s national headquarters is in Toronto. CAFE is also active through branches in the following locations:

CAFE Ottawa:
Leader: David Shackleton
Contact ottawa@equalitycanada.com
Phone: 613-518-1065

CAFE Vancouver:
Leader: Phil Johnston
Contact vancouver@equalitycanada.com

CAFE Montreal:
Leaders: Kriss Clement and Martin Gareau
Contact montreal@equalitycanada.com

CAFE Edmonton:
Leader: Khalil Merali
Contact edmonton@equalitycanada.com

CAFE Calgary:
Leader: Dan McKinnon
Contact calgary@equalitycanada.com

CAFE Halifax:
Leader: Rob Proctor
Contact halifax@equalitycanada.com

CAFE Victoria:
Leader: EJ Spurrell
Contact victoria@equalitycanada.com

CAFE London:
Leader: Benedict von Holtzendorff
Contact: london@equalitycanada.com
Phone: 5199141751

Canadian Association for Equality Committees

Marketing, Communications and Outreach Committee
Co-Chair: Phil Johnston
Associates: James Russell, Adam McPhee, Jasmela Murati

Outreach Officer: Denise Fong

Multimedia Committee
Chair: Geoff Stone
Associates: Nick Kovats, Max Von Holtzendorff, Sammy Alouba, Adam Zivo, Steve Brule

Research Committee
Co-Chairs: David Shackleton and Paul Sandor
Associates: Egi Troka, Malcolm Johnston, Silvia Medrano, Walid Raine, Kiran Thomas, Max Von Holtzendorff, Haris Chaudry, Veronica Kay

Public Policy and Advocacy Committee
Chair: Robert Samery
Associates: Kevin Spykerman, Edward Sullivan, Rehan Khalil, Grant Dingwall

Technical Committee
Chair: Mark Austerberry
Associates: Iain Dwyer, Jaimy Warner, Nick Kovats

Programming and Events Committee
Chair: Malcolm Johnston

Web Development
Chair: Darhana Wijegunarathna

Volunteers and Committee Meeting Schedule

Volunteers and Committees meet the second Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM ET

Please contact us for meeting locations as they vary.


Biographies of Key Leaders


MichaelCavanaugh  Michael Cavanaugh Michael Cavanaugh is a community arts organizer in Toronto, Ontario. He has a degree from the University of Manitoba and has extensive professional experience in marketing, design and communications. Michael is the father of two daughters and is interested in establishing equality in Canadian family courts.


EgiTrokaEgi Troka



AdamAdam McPhee is a a Ryerson University graduate from the school of Social Work.  Since graduating, his work has focused primarily with people living with HIV/AIDS, addictions, homelessness, and within the large LGBT community of Toronto.  His interests lie in gender and social issues.  He has recently begun blogging at http://eyeofwoden.wordpress.com/



iaindwyerIain Dwyer




Edward Sullivan is a McMaster University Software Engineering and Management student with additional interests in languages and sociology. Since he can remember he’s taken an interest in social issues, with a focus on gender equity. For the last several years he’s been active in debate and advocacy regarding men’s issues, and today his primary projects are his work with CAFE and his own site dedicated towards raising consciousness of these issues.


Cropped me-engagementDenise Fong directs outreach initiatives at CAFE and conducts communications programs and media relations. She leads the University of Toronto Men’s Issues Awareness Society. Denise is a graduate of the University of Toronto in Political Science. Her interests lie in men’s health and well-being issues, including fatherhood, gender studies, mental health and suicide prevention. She intends to continue building an intersexual dialogue through CAFE, by raising awareness through outreach and establishing organizational relationships.



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