Our Advisory Council

Drug Free Kids Canada’s Advisory Council

Our Advisory Council is comprised of a group of talented and committed subject matter experts who are closely involved in the fields of youth substance abuse, addiction and drug prevention.

DFK Canada has access to their combined expertise to ensure that our website content is kept up to date with the latest scientific and evidence based information available.

For information on how to contact any one of our Advisory Council Members, please contact us at: info@drugfreekidscanada.org.

Glenn Barnes, MHA

Health Administrator, Consultant. Former CEO – Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre, Ottawa

Dr. Sean Barrett, PhD

Assoc. Professor and Director of Clinical Training, Dept of Psychology/Neuroscience, Dalhousie University

Dr. Richard Bélanger, MD FRCPC

Pediatrician specializing in Adolescence, Clinical Researcher – Centre mère-enfant Soleil CHU Québec – Université Laval

Rose-Marie Charest

Clinical Psychologist with a private practice. Past President of Quebec Order of Psychologists

Dr. Peter Choate, PhD, RSW

Clinical Social Worker and Ass’t Professor of Social Work, Mount Royal University

Dr. Patricia Conrod, PhD

Psychologist and Professor of Psychology, Université de Montreal

Dr. Victoria Creighton, Psy.D

Clinical Director, Pine River Institute, Ontario

Dr. Claude Cyr, MD

Family Practitioner and founder of Doctors for Responsible Access

Kathryn Djordjevic, RPh, BScPhm

Independent Consultant for clinical practice, education, and health tech startups

Deputy Chief Tim Farquharson

Deputy Chief of Police, Peterborough Police Service, Drug Advisory Committee, Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), Substance Advisory Committee, Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, (OACP)

Dr. Tony P. George M.D., FRCPC

Chief of Addictions, CAMH. Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto

Dr. Abby Goldstein, PhD

Clinical Psychologist, Canada Research Chair in the Psychology of Emerging Adulthood. Associate Professor of Psychology, OISE, University of Toronto

David Hammond, PhD

Professor, CIHR-PHAC Chair in Applied Public Health, University of Waterloo

Dr. Martin Laliberté, MD

Medical Director of the Canadian Association of Poison Control Centres Ass’t Professor of Medicine, McGill University

Anne Elizabeth Lapointe

Executive Director, Addiction Prevention Centre (APC) and Maison Jean Lapointe

Dr. Steven Laviolette

Researches Neurobiology of addiction, schizophrenia, autism and PTSD. Assoc. Professor University of Western Ontario

Dr. Chris Montoya, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Psychologist with a private practice, Academic and Senior Lecturer at Thompson Rivers University

Dr. Marie-Eve Morin, MD, CMFC

Founder and Medical Director of Clinique Caméléon

Dr. Louise Nadeau

Psychologist, Professor of Psychology, Université de Montréal, Associate Researcher, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, McGill University

Christina Nona, HBsc

PhD Candidate, Neuropharmacology, University of Toronto

Dr. Amy Porath, PhD

Director, Research and Knowledge Mobilization, Knowledge Institute on Child and Youth Mental Health and Addictions, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario

Dr. John Sader

Family Practitioner specializing in substance use disorders and dependency.

Chief Constable Mike Serr

Chief Constable, Abbotsford Police Department, Drug Abuse Committee Chair, Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP)

Dr. Jacqueline Smith, RN, BN, PhD

Director of Mental Health & Wellness, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary

Dr. Maude St-Onge, MD, PhD, FRCPC

Director, Quebec Ministry of Health Poison and Drug Information Service

Dr. Philip Tibbo

Professor, Researcher, Dalhousie University, Director of the Nova Scotia Early Psychosis Program (NSEPP)

Dr. Christine Wekerle, PhD

Associate Professor Pediatrics at McMaster University. International Society of Child and Adolescent Resilience

Dr. Mark Yarema, MD FRCPC

Ass’t Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta, Calgary. Medical Director of Alberta’s Poison and Drug Information Service (PADIS)