CFI Canada is proud to announce new Community Leaders in Montreal and Calgary.
Joan Bancroft is pursuing a Masters degree in Human Systems Intervention at Concordia University in Montreal. She recently completed a Specialization in Human Relations from the Applied Human Sciences department at Concordia and the elective group in Management at John Molson School of Business. Joan works as an Integration Aid with youth on the Asperger’s Spectrum. Joan is passionate about LGBTQ and social justice issues; she spent a year interning at the Centre for Gender Advocacy, an independent student funded Concordia Organization promoting gender equality and empowerment. Joan is a guitar player, singer, and composer; she is one half of the pop/folk duo “Pile of Cute.” She lives with her two adopted Chihuahuas, Uchi and Cheese, in the Quartier Latin.
Jeff Ainslie has been a professional educator for more than 20 years. He started as a science teacher and over his career has taught every core subject at the secondary level. Currently, he is the Learning Lead of the Career and Technology Studies Department at a local high school. His curiosity and skeptical outlook on life made him a handful during his Catholic school upbringing. By age 9 he had challenged his teachers with questions such as “Are all the soldiers who fought in World War II and killed people going to hell?” and “Isn’t the only reason I’m Catholic is because I was born here?” After learning about Galileo and the suppression of his work by the Catholic Church, he turned his back on Christianity. His most well known skeptical activities are related to “Fat 2 Fit Radio,”a fitness podcast that was in production for 4 years. Jeff challenged the quackery of many weight loss diets, bogus supplements, and too good to be true bodybuilding programs. His Skeptical outlook on the fitness industry propelled his show into the Top 10 in the iTunes Fitness rankings, and wide recognition after being interviewed on the popular show “Skeptics Guide to The Universe.” Jeff’s recent position with CFI Calgary was as a Social Director where he worked on many events such as Pub Nights, Movie Nights, BBQ’s and guest lecturers and speakers.