Canadian Association for Equality
The Canadian Association for Equality is a registered educational charity with a unique focus on integrating boys, men and fathers into efforts to achieve gender equality. We work through services, public events, scholarly research and community engagement. We operate four Canadian Centre for Men and Families facilities, first-of-their-kind mental health and social service hubs for boys, men and fathers. These agencies offer free counselling, legal assistance, fathering programs, mentorship and support for victims of abuse. Our vision is to catalyze a better future for our sons and daughters by building healthier families and stronger communities.
Justin Trottier is Founder and Executive Director of the Canadian Association for Equality, a leading men’s issues organization. Under his leadership, CAFE has opened four Canadian Centre for Men and Families facilities, in Toronto, Ottawa, St. Thomas (Ontario) and Calgary, and recently completed a fundraiser to open the country’s first dedicated shelter for male victims of domestic abuse and their children. Justin is the former Executive Director of the Centre for Inquiry, a secular humanist charity. Among his other eclectic interests, Justin was a Green Party candidate in the 2011 Ontario provincial election and he hosts an astronomy-themed radio show and podcast called The Star Spot.