W. Y. Alice Chan, Ph.D., Executive Director, Co-Founder

My life and work experience inform my work at CCRL. This includes my work in multinational corporations, and international religious and non-religious non-profits.

However, I am especially inspired by my teaching experience as a middle school teacher, McGill University and OISE/University of Toronto lecturer, and my research on religious bullying, religious literacy, and religious discrimination, such as violent extremism. I have consulted and published for the UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP), the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, among others, conducted program evaluation for the Religious Freedom Center, and guest spoke for the US-based Interfaith Youth Core, and the Islamic Circle of North America on these research topics.

My undergraduate in sociology and economics, Masters in Education from OISE/University of Toronto, and doctorate from the McGill University Faculty of Education also inform my work.  As a Canadian Institute for Conflict Resolution certified Third-Party Neutral practitioner and a certified teacher with the Ontario College of Teachers, facilitation, education, and dialogue skills are a firm foundation of my work.

If you would like to learn more about religious bullying and religious literacy or review my recent publications, please visit:  www.alicechan.org.

My publications on religious literacy with various CCRL team members are listed on our publications page here: https://ccrl-clrc.ca/work/publications/.

I am deeply committed to ensuring research (especially related to religious literacy) is shared in an accessible, relevant, and tangible way to all members of society and would be happy to discuss any of the work at CCRL with you directly via ac@ccrl-clrc.ca.