Kyle Campiou is the provincial coordinator for the Alberta Father Involvement Initiative. Kyle has been working with, and for, children and families for over 16 years in various roles, and brings with him a breadth of knowledge from his educational and training backgrounds in Spiritual Care, Education, and Social Work. In his current role, he works with various agencies and partners in a collaborative manor to promote and support father involvement in a multitude of manors and supporting healthy families. He is very proud of the work that has been done and enjoys working with the many people that are passionate about the issue of family violence and making this issue non-existent.

In addition to his role, he currently works as a Family Violence Facilitator with children and family for Aboriginal Counseling Services of Alberta in Edmonton. Prior to joining AFII in August 2016, Kyle was an Aboriginal Cultural Helper with Covenant Health Care and Alberta Health Services for over 10 years, where he worked to connect elders from the community with patients and their families and acted as a liaison addressing aboriginal needs and requirements. Kyle’s commitment to the aboriginal community was also expanded by his role as a residential school trauma specialist during the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Yellowknife NWT. Finally, he worked as a school counselor for Kipohtakaw Education Centre (Alexander First Nation school), where he helped staff students and family with resourcing educational needs support to stay in school and navigate personal issues to build a positive connection.

 

Stefan de Villiers is a social work student, blogger, and former youth worker. He moved to Calgary from Vancouver last fall. Stefan identifies as a trans men.

 

Lemlem Haile is social worker and activist involved in community development with a social justice framework. Lemlem works to connect community and economic development as a platform to address economic inequality at the neighbourhood level. She is new settler to treaty 7 land who is learning how to integrate and work from an anti-colonial lens.

 

Jeff Halvorsen is a PhD student at the University of Calgary Faculty Of Social Work on Blackfoot and Treaty Seven territory. He has worked to promote human rights throughout a fifteen-year career in homelessness and gender based violence intervention and prevention. His research interest is in social justice, ally roles, masculinities, and anti-oppressive practice.

 

Liza Lorenzetti was born in Mohawk  - Kanien'kehá:ka territory   (Montréal) and is from Italian heritage. She is a social worker, activist, teacher and research in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary  Blackfoot – Treaty 7 territory. Her teaching, research, and community practice center on anti-oppression, peace building and social justice.

Her experiences include working alongside individuals, families, groups and communities with NGO’s such as the Sheriff King Women’s Shelter, Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association, the City of Calgary, Alberta Men’s Network, and YMCA Entre-Temps and Dans La Rue in Montreal. At the core of her social work identity is a commitment to social movements, which over time have included, anti-apartheid, democratization (at home and abroad), gender justice and sexual violence prevention, LGBT2Q+ rights including equal marriage, anti-racism, anti-colonization and ally work with Indigenous peoples, Palestinian human rights, peace in Darfur and South Sudan, migrant rights; access to education for children (Iran and South Sudan), ecological justice, wealth inequality/class oppression, and Workers for Social Justice. 

 

Madan Nath has been working with the Child & Family Services (the Government of Alberta), Calgary Men’s Action Network and Alberta Men’s Netowrk. He has a variety of international experiences working with Nepal’s Ministry of Education, UNICEF, UNESCO, Save the Children US, Norway and Japan where he was engaged with corporal punishment, bullying, peace education and non-violent teaching techniques

 

Emily Ophus is the Community Programs Manager at the Calgary Sexual Health Centre where she oversees the counselling and community-based education programs. Emily is passionate about feminist social justice and transformative approaches to education. Her primary focus is in sexual violence, sexual health and reproductive rights. Currently, Emily is completing her MSW at the University of Calgary where her thesis research is focussed on survivor-centred accountability processes for addressing sexual harms.

 

Stafford Perry is the Wise Guys Program Coordinator and a Community Educator at the Calgary Sexual Health Centre. As a community educator he delivers non-judgmental, comprehensive sexual health programming to diverse audiences. Through the Wise Guys program he is able to spend meaningful time working with youth throughout Calgary to critically reflect on and unpack many of the normative aspects of masculinity. He facilitates a safer space for grade nine boys to explore human rights, sexual health, gender, sexual diversity, and positive relationships. Stafford has a B.F.A. in Theatre from the University of Alberta and has worked as an actor across Canada.

 

Adrian Wolfleg, of Siksika Nation, is the Indigenous Knowledge Keeper for Alberta Men’s Network. He has worked in the research, development, implementation, reporting and assessment of various programs as well as educating thousands of individuals about Aboriginal peoples’ history, cultures, traditions, beliefs and protocols as a Museum Educator, Stampede Indian Village Interpretation Program Senior Executive Director and trainer. He provided cultural guidance and expertise to the Ministry of Veterans Affairs for the 2005 Aboriginal Spiritual Journey; Calling Home Ceremony (and subsequently emceed the Canadian War Memorial visits through France and Belgium). As a history major, television reporter, researcher and Community Development Specialist Adrian worked on the research, writing, production and presentation of various news reports, documentaries, presentations, publications and funding applications.  His research, and writing, include: The Calgary Aboriginal Services Assessment (2004), The Edmonton Aboriginal Transition Initiative, ( 2010), Strong Voices: stories of struggle & strength living with HIV (2013), an article on Aboriginal Homelessness in Canada published in Homelessness Australia (June 2011)Adrian researched, and developed, the foundation for the Calgary Homeless Foundation’s The Plan to End Aboriginal Homelessness (2012), and contributed to (and assisted in the editing of) the ANFCA documents: Common Ground (2009), Storytelling (2009), and a diabetes workbook (2008).