Thought Leaders

Thanks to the Thought Leaders below who have supported The Generator Project and the messages that we have built around the campaign. With their support and others as we move forward, we look forward to making a positive impact on the world around us one face to face conversation at a time.

DR. Markus Schafer

Associate Professor Sociology
University of Toronto

Markus Schafer is an associate professor of sociology and a faculty associate of the Institute For Life Course and Aging at the University of Toronto. Schafer completed his PhD in sociology and in gerontology at Purdue University in 2011. His research lies mainly in the area of health and aging. Some of the topics that interest him include adult health problems associated with childhood adversity, the influence of health on social networks among older adults, and the role of the physical environment in shaping older adults’ social connectedness and health. Schafer’s work on networks and health is funded by the Province of Ontario’s Early Research Award program and by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. He currently serves on the editorial board of six multi-disciplinary social science journals related to aging and related topics, including Journals of Gerontology: Social Sciences and The Gerontologist.

Dr. Andrew Matthew

Assistant Professor, Surgery, and Psychiatry,
University of Toronto

Andrew is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario and received his education and training at McGill University and the University of Toronto. He is a Senior Staff Psychologist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and co-Lead of the Genito-Urinary Survivorship Program. In all, he has over 20 years of experience working as a clinician and researcher in conducting psychological treatment. Andrew’s treatment encompasses ‘meaning-of-life’ and the importance of interpersonal relationships in the emotional wellbeing of individuals confronting serious illness (e.g. cancer). His current research and clinical focus is on medical treatment decision-making, optimal survivorship, sexual rehabilitation, couple’s intimacy, relationship enhancement, and quality of life.

Dr. John Oliffe

Professor at the School of Nursing
University of British Columbia

Founder and lead investigator of UBC’s Men’s Health Research program, his work focuses on masculinities as it influences men’s health behaviors and illness management, and its impact on partners, families and overall quality of life. His research provides key insights to guide clinicians and researchers advance men’s health promotion practices.

Karen Hood-Caddy

Founder of Personal Best Coaching.

Karen founded Personal Best Coaching twenty years ago and is fascinated with helping people break through to new levels of actualization in both their personal and professional lives. Drawing from her psychotherapeutic/energy work/meditation background, she takes a wholelistic approach, catalysing people to becoming their ‘Best Selves’. Everyone is unique.
www.personalbest.org
705-645-8371

Don McCreary

Founder of DRM Scientific Consulting.

Don McCreary is the owner of DRM Scientific Consulting, an international, Toronto-based consultancy specializing in four main areas: men’s health; workplace stress, health, and resilience; research methods and evaluation; and human research ethics review. Don has extensive experience working in or with the public sector, including the healthcare, public security, and not-for-profit environments. He provides strategic research and advice to assist organizations achieve their goals to improve the health and well-being of their target audiences. Read more at

https://www.linkedin.com/in/donaldmccreary

Invaluable Advisory Panel

Thank you to these talented and generous human beings for providing support, guidance and energy to The Generator Project as we look to make a positive impact on the world around us. Amazing things happen when people get together.

Ferg Devins

Jennifer Jones

Sophie Mair

Anil Patel

Sarah Stovold

Diane Dale

Terry Foster

John Lobraico

Don Mayo

Stacey Robinson

Fiona Stevenson

Shelli Baltman

Judy Davey

David Jones

Peri Luel

Reagan Zuzarte

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