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 will have access to their combined expertise to ensure that our website content will be 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

    Glenn Barnes, MHA

    Expertise: Youth Addiction Treatment
    Health Administrator, Consultant
    Former CEO – Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre, Ottawa

  • Dr. William J. Barakett

    Dr. William J. Barakett

    Expertise: Addiction and Chronic Pain Management

    Medical Doctor, General Practitioner, Clinician, Knowlton Medical Clinic, Department of Family Medicine McGill

  • Dr. Sean Barrett, PhD

    Dr. Sean Barrett, PhD

    Expertise: Substance Abuse and Addiction
    Assoc. Professor and Director of Clinical Training,
    Dept of Psychology/Neuroscience, Dalhousie University

  • Nora Bressette

    Nora Bressette

    Expertise: Adolescent Addiction
    Curriculum Coordinator, Thunderbird Partnership Foundation

  • Rose-Marie Charest

    Rose-Marie Charest

    Expertise:  Clinical Psychologist
    Clinical Psychologist with a private practice, Past President of Quebec Order of Psychologists

  • Dr. Peter Choate, PhD, RSW

    Dr. Peter Choate, PhD, RSW

    Expertise: Child Protection and Addiction
    Clinical Social Worker and Ass’t Professor of Social Work, Mount Royal University

  • Dr. Patricia Conrod, PhD

    Dr. Patricia Conrod, PhD

    Expertise: Youth Addiction Prevention
    (CoVenture – a school drug prevention and health program)
    Psychologist and Professor of Psychology, Université de Montreal

  • Dr. Victoria Creighton, Psy.D

    Dr. Victoria Creighton, Psy.D

    Expertise: Treatment of drug and alcohol abuse and addiction in youth
    Clinical Director, Pine River Institute, Ontario

  • Kathryn Djordjevic, RPh, BScPhm

    Kathryn Djordjevic, RPh, BScPhm

    Expertise : Pharmacist
    Director of Clinical Excellence and Physician Relations – Shoppers Drug Mart

  • Pierre-André Dubé, B. Pharm., M. Sc., C. Clin. Tox.

    Pierre-André Dubé, B. Pharm., M. Sc., C. Clin. Tox.

    Expertise: Pharmacist-toxicologist
    Chief Scientific Advisor in Clinical Toxicology, Quebec National Institute of Public Health

  • Sheri L. Fandrey, B.S.P., Ph.D.

    Sheri L. Fandrey, B.S.P., Ph.D.

    Expertise: Mental Health and Addiction Information Specialist
    Knowledge Exchange Lead, Manitoba Addictions Knowledge Exchange, Manitoba Addictions Foundation

  • Dr. Tony P. George M.D., FRCPC

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

    Expertise: Pharmacology of drugs of abuse, co-morbid substance abuse and serious mental illness.
    Medical Director, Complex Mental Illness Program
    Chief, Schizophrenia Division, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, CAMH
    Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto

  • Dr. Abby Goldstein, PhD

    Dr. Abby Goldstein, PhD

    Expertise: Addictive Behaviours among adolescents
    Clinical Psychologist with a private practice
    Ass’t Professor of Psychologist, OISE, University of Toronto

  • A/Superintendent Paul Johnston

    A/Superintendent Paul Johnston

    Expertise: Law Enforcement
    Central District Directorate, Ottawa Police Service, Drug Abuse Committee member, Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CCAP)

  • Dr. Martin Laliberté, MD

    Dr. Martin Laliberté, MD

    Expertise: Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology
    Medical Director of the Canadian Association of Poison Control Centres Ass’t Professor of Medicine, McGill University

  • Dr. Steven Laviolette

    Dr. Steven Laviolette

    Expertise: Neuroscientist 
    Researchs Neurobiology of addiction, schizophrenia, autism and PTSD. Assoc. Professor University of Western Ontario

  • Anne Elizabeth Lapointe

    Anne Elizabeth Lapointe

    Expertise: Addiction and Prevention 

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

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

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

    Expertise: Physiological Psychology, Cognitive Neuropsychology
    Psychologist with a private practice, Academic and Senior Lecturer at Thompson Rivers University

  • Dr.Marie-Eve Morin, MD, CMFC

    Dr.Marie-Eve Morin, MD, CMFC

    Expertise: General Practitioner, Addiction Treatment
    Founder and Medical Director of Clinique Caméléon

  • Dr. Louise Nadeau

    Dr. Louise Nadeau

    Expertise: Alcohol, Gambling and Substance Abuse 
    Psychologist, Professor of Psychology, Université de Montréal, Associate Researcher, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, McGill University

  • Christina Nona, HBsc

    Christina Nona, HBsc

    Expertise: Addiction research,
    Neuropharmacology, Statistics

    PhD Candidate, Neuropharmacology, University of Toronto

  • Dr. Amy Porath-Waller, PhD

    Dr. Amy Porath-Waller, PhD

    Expertise: Substance Abuse Issues and Health effects of cannabis use, prescription drug abuse and drugged driving
    Director of Research and Policy, Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA)

  • Deputy Chief Constable Mike Serr

    Deputy Chief Constable Mike Serr

    Expertise: Law Enforcement
    Deputy Chief Constable, Abbotsford Police Department, Drug Abuse Committee Chair, Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP)

  • Dr. Jackie Smith, RN, BN, PhD

    Dr. Jackie Smith, RN, BN, PhD

    Expertise: Registered Nurse, Family and Addiction Counsellor
    Addiction and Mental Health, Community Education

  • Dr. Maude St-Onge, MD, PhD, FRCPC

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

    Expertise: Emergency physician Clinical pharmacology and toxicology
    Director, Quebec Ministry of Health Poison and Drug Information Service

  • Dr. Michael Trew, MD, FRCPC

    Dr. Michael Trew, MD, FRCPC

    Expertise: Addiction and Mental Health
    Medical Lead, Addiction and Mental Health Special Projects, Alberta Health

  • Dr. Philip Tibbo

    Dr. Philip Tibbo

    Expertise: Psychiatrist, Psychotic Disorders

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

  • Dr. Christine Wekerle, PhD

    Dr. Christine Wekerle, PhD

    Expertise: Pediatric Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology
    Associate Professor Pediatrics at McMaster University
    International Society of Child and Adolescent Resilience

  • Dr. Mark Yarema, MD FRCPC

    Dr. Mark Yarema, MD FRCPC

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