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Meet the Founder

David Grant, MSW, RSW

David Grant obtained a Bachelor of Social Work from McMaster University and a Master of Social Work from Ryerson University. He wrote an award-winning thesis focused on the stories of previously incarcerated Black men centered on the intersection of negative educational experiences, anger, mental disorders and involvement in criminality. Since being the recipient of this award, he was featured on Ryerson’s Yeates Graduate Studies website, called upon as an Expert Witness in a murder trial to explain racial bias in the legal system, and conducted a TEDxRyersonU talk entitled “Black Men’s Pain.”

David Grant’s extensive experience in the social work field has gained him knowledge in different sectors including the child welfare, homelessness, and mental health sectors. In addition to his experience as a psychotherapist and child welfare social worker, he has experience facilitating parenting and domestic violence groups with clients of diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds. David has been a guest speaker at Ryerson University, Durham District School Board, the National Jack Summit, churches, social work associations and more.

David Grant is the author of Shame Over: A Conversation about Men’s Mental Health, has published a refereed article about the health implications of Black fatherhood in Toronto in the Journal of Progressive Human Services and is the newsletter writer for Black Exec’s Black Business directory of Canada.   

David Grant is available for presenting and lecturing on the following topics but not limited to:

  • Child maltreatment and welfare
  • Culturally appropriate mental health
  • Domestic Violence
  • Addictions
  • Racial trauma and oppression
  • Black/African History
  • Intergenerational trauma
  • Spirituality, religion and culture
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