See who we are

See who we are


Our Members are

a diverse network of researchers, practitioners, policy makers, professionals, community representatives and students. We represent key institutions, service sectors and communities across Canada, including colleges and universities, research centers, policy and government agencies, schools, child and youth welfare services, social paediatrics and community-based organizations.

Our members

Our members are a diverse network of researchers, practitioners, policy makers, professionals, community representatives and students. We represent key institutions, service sectors and communities across Canada, including colleges and universities, research centers, policy and government agencies, schools, child and youth welfare services, social paediatrics and community-based organizations.

of the Canadian Consortium on Child and Youth Trauma

The Director manages all activities, collaboration, governance related to the Consortium. She chairs the advisory committees and project planning subcommittees, leads and manages research, student training, and knowledge mobilization, and oversees the governance and funding of the Consortium. The Director is responsible for guiding and developing the overall direction and goals of the Consortium.

The Co-Investigators

Co-Investigators are members of the CCCYT who are based at post-secondary institutions across Canada and contribute specifically to the collaborative research goals of the Consortium. Through the Consortium, Co-Investigators catalyze complex trauma and TIC research projects and engage students and postdoctoral fellows to foster tangible learning in this field.

The collaborators

Collaborators are CCCYT members who come from a variety of practice and policy settings and contribute expertise to the full breadth of activities conducted under the Consortium. They collaborate with other Consortium members to support its various activities (e.g., through participation on subcommittees) and develop knowledge translation activities that ground the work of the Consortium in practice and policy realities.

The Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellows contribute to and benefit from the CCCYT through connecting with more senior academic members of the consortium to collaborate on innovative research projects related to complex trauma and trauma-informed care. Research funds granted through the Consortium will be allocated to select postdoctoral fellows to launch their own programs of research aligned with the Partnership’s mission and objectives.

The Lived Expert Advisory Committee

This advisory committee provides lived expert voice, insight, and recommendations to the CCCYT. Advisory committee members attend periodic meetings to review and discuss the CCCYT plans and projects, to make sure this work is both informed by and beneficial for children and youth from care, as well as their families and communities.

Caregiver Advisory Committee

This advisory committee creates space for caregivers of foster and adopted children to provide their unique perspective to strategically planning the various projects of the CCCYT to consider how caregivers can be buoyed in their support of children who may have experienced trauma.

The Project Manager

The Project Manager closely collaborates with the Director and other Consortium Team members to facilitate the activities of the CCCYT. Specifically, the Project Manager liaises with project committees and advisory committees, supports students involved with the CCCYT, conducts partner communication, coordinates completion of certain knowledge translation activities, and supports other administrative tasks.

The Project & Media Coordinator

The Project & Media Coordinator works with the Director and the rest of the Consortium Team to manage updates and development of the CCCYT Portal, maintains all social media accounts, and conducts coordination activities for the annual symposium. Further, the Project & Media Coordinator plays an essential role in creating content for all our public-facing knowledge translation activities and other communications.

The Research Coordinators

Research Coordinators manage research activities stemming from the work of the CCCYT and conduct communication within the membership to support these activities. Research Coordinators work with CCCYT members on a range of research endeavours emerging from the collaborative activities of the Consortium.

The students

The CCCYT welcomes Doctoral, Master, and Bachelor’s students from a wide range of relevant fields spanning social services, education, and health fields. Students benefit from academic mentorship and collaboration with partner representatives in project Subcommittees and Advisory committees (including practitioners, policymakers, and people with lived experiences), creating an invaluable collaborative mentorship experience.

The Journal Watch committee

The Journal Watch committee is comprised of a rotating group of CCCYT members who collaborate monthly to support the monitoring of scientific journals, new research publications on child and youth trauma and trauma management, in close collaboration with the Consortium team.

The Portal committee

The Portal committee is comprised of a rotating group of CCCYT members who meet periodically to contribute insights and input on the Consortium Portal.

The Symposium committee

The Symposium committee is comprised of a rotating group of CCCYT members who inform planning of the annual bilingual Symposium on Child and Youth Trauma. (The upcoming Symposium will be held on May 10-11, 2023!)

The Partner Organizations

Partner organizations bring expertise to the Consortium from a variety of relevant settings, including schools, social pediatrics, health, Indigenous communities, child and youth protection, social services, criminal justice, and post-secondary institutions. Partner organizations have made tangible commitments to contribute to the CCCYT goal of consolidating resources and capacity to improve TIC for children and youth across Canada.

Research assistants

Research assistants conduct research activities stemming from the various CCCYT projects and play a pivotal role in bringing the Consortium activities to fruition.

Tracie Afifi

University of Manitoba

Ramona Alaggia

University of Toronto

Paul Arnold

University of Calgary

Irene Beeman

McGill University

Sue Bennett

University of Ottawa

Nicolas Berthelot

Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

Margaret Blaustein

Center for Trauma Training

Denise Brend

Concordia University

Gabrielle Chapdelaine

McGill University

Delphine Collin-Vézina

McGill University

Christine Courtois

Trauma Treatment and Consulting

Isabelle Daigneault

Université de Montréal

Julian D.Ford

University of Connecticut Health Center

Gina Dimitropoulos

University of Calgary

Sonia Dionne

Marie-Vincent Foundation

Barbara Fallon

University of Toronto

Paul Frewen

University Of Western Ontario

Wanda Gabriel

McGill University

Ben Geboe

McGill University

Steve Geoffrion

Université de Montréal

Natacha Godbout

Université du Québec à Montréal

Andrea Gonzalez

McMaster University

Marie-Ève Grisé Bolduc

Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

Martine Hébert

Université du Québec à Montréal

Valérie Hémond-Dussault

McGill University

Ben Hoogenboom


Shannon Hurley

Public Health Agency of Canada

Angelique Jenney

University of Calgary

Patricia Kerig

University of Utah

Thomas Ketelaars


Melissa Kimber

McMaster University

Andrew Koster

Denis Lafortune

Université de Montréal

Josianne Lamothe

Université de Sherbrooke

Nadine Lanctôt

Université de Sherbrooke

Rachel Langevin

McGill University

Catherine Laurier

Université de Sherbrooke

Nancy Lucero

University of Denver

Kristen Lwin

University of Windsor

Michael MacKenzie

McGill University

Bruce MacLaurin

University of Calgary

Harriet MacMillan

McMaster University

Sheri Madigan

University of Calgary

Alexandra Matte-Landry

Université Laval

Katherine Maurer

McGill University

Robert Meeder

Adoption Council of Ontario

Lise Milne

University of Regina

Tristan Milot

Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

Tina Montreuil

McGill University

Anne Niec

McMaster University

Kendra Nixon

University of Manitoba

Jennifer Nutton

University of Victoria

Isabelle Ouellet-Morin

Université de Montréal

Melissa Park

McGill University

Jessica Pearson

Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

Mélanie Perreault


Bruce Perry

Child Trauma Academy

Ingrid Pruneau


Cathy Rocke

University of Regina

Susan Rodger

University Of Western Ontario

Elisa Romano

University of Ottawa

Marsha Runtz

University of Victoria

Marie Saint-Girons

McGill University

Anne-Marie Savoie

Marie-Vincent Foundation

Camille Breton Skagen


Hunter Skahan

McGill University

Ginny Sprang

UK Center on Trauma and Children

Shannon Stewart

University Of Western Ontario

George Tarabulsy

Université Laval

Mathilde Turcotte

Université Laval

Michael Ungar

Dalhousie University

Emily Wang

Hull Services

Nadine Wathen

University Of Western Ontario

Christine Wekerle

McMaster University

Christian Whalen

New Brunswick Child and Youth Advocate

À coeur d'homme

Men's support network for a society without violence.

Adoption Council of Ontario

A non-profit charitable organisation

ALIGN Association of Community Services

Association of agencies providing services to children and families in Alberta

BOOST Child and Youth Advocacy Centre

A non-profit, community-based organisation.


Non-profit organization

Brant Family and Children’s Services

An agency mandated by the Province of Ontario


Child & Adolescent Addiction, Mental Health & Psychiatry Program

Calgary Board of Education

The largest school district in Western Canada

Catholic Children's Aid Society of Toronto

The 2nd largest child welfare agency in greater Toronto

Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre

Non-profit organization

Centre d’étude sur le trauma

A collaboration between researchers, stakeholders, students, and trainees

Centre d'Intervention en abus sexuels

Non-profit community organization in the Outaouais region

Child & Family Services of Western Manitoba

Non-profit, community-based charitable agency

Child Trauma Research Centre (CTRC)

Child trauma research

CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale

Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de la Capitale-Nationale

CIUSSS de la Mauricie et du Centre du Québec

Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de la Mauricie-et-du-Centre-du-Québec

CIUSSS de l'Ouest-de-l'Île-de-Montréal

Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de l'Ouest-de-l'Île-de-Montréa

CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal

Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal


Child and Parent Resource Institute


Centre for Research on Children and Families


Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire sur les problèmes conjugaux et les agressions sexuelles


Child Welfare League of Canada

Dr. Julien Foundation

Community-based social pediatrics


First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission

George Hull Centre for Children and Families

A children’s mental health centre

Government of New Brunswick

Department of Health Youth Supports and Services Youth addiction and mental health services

Hull Services

Child, youth, and family mental health services


Institut national d'excellence en santé et service sociaux


Institut universitaire Jeunes en difficulté (IUJD)

Lester B. Pearson

School Board

Luna Child and Youth Advocacy Centre

A non-profit organization


McMaster Children’s Hospital and University

Marie-Vincent Foundation

Prevention of sexual violence

Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education

Research center

McMaster Children's Hospital

Providing care to children


Community organization

Nairn Family Homes

Specialized Foster Care

Native Child and Family Services of Toronto (NCFST)

A multi-service urban Aboriginal agency


non-profit organization

Offord Centre for Child Studies

Multi-disciplinary research institute

Practice & Research Together

Membership-based knowledge translation organization

Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)

Federal institution

Ranch Ehrlo Society,

Non-profit organization

Red Deer Public Schools

In construction


Integrated abuse and mistreatment services


Social enterprise

Wood’s Homes

A non-profit children’s mental health centre

Yorkton Tribal Council Child & Family Services

Yorkton Tribal Council Child and Family Services