About the Canadian Constitution Foundation

The Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) is a registered charity, independent and non-partisan. We defend the constitutional rights and freedoms of Canadians in the courts of law and public opinion. Our charitable registration number is: 86617 6654 RR0001. The CCF is also registered as a 501(c)(3) public charity with the US Internal Revenue Agency.

STAFF

Joanna Baron, B.C.L./LL.B

Executive Director

Joanna Baron has been the CCF’s Executive Director since 2019. Previous to that, Joanna was the founding Director of the Runnymede Society. A native of Toronto, Joanna studied classical liberal arts at St. John’s College, MD, and earned civil and common law degrees at McGill University. She clerked at the Court of Appeal for Ontario and was called to the bar in Ontario in 2013. Following her clerkship, Joanna worked in barrister’s chambers in London, UK as a Harold G. Fox Scholar. Following her return to Canada in 2014, Joanna practiced criminal law with the late Edward L. Greenspan, appearing at all levels of court in Ontario, including the Supreme Court of Canada.

Christine Van Geyn, B.A./J.D.

Litigation Director

Christine Van Geyn is an outspoken advocate for freedom in Canada and was appointed the CCF Director of Litigation in 2020. Christine earned her undergraduate degree in Political Science and Ethics, Society and Law at the University of Toronto, Trinity College. She earned her JD at Osgoode Hall Law school, and also studied at New York University School of Law. She was called to the bar in Ontario in 2012. Before joining CCF, Christine practiced commercial litigation, and then was the Ontario Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, where she was involved in several high profile constitutional challenges.

Adam Revay, B.A.

Operations Director

Adam Revay earned a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Calgary in 2006. Since joining the CCF in 2008, Adam has been involved in redesigning the CCF website and in co-ordinating the Foundation’s involvement in social media like YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. Adam produced the CCF’s first in-house YouTube video titled, “U of C: University of Censorship.” He was also instrumental in planning and organizing the Foundation’s 2008 and 2009 law conferences. Adam enjoys the great outdoors and is an experienced skier. He is also a computer hobbyist and an avid gamer. Adam lives in Calgary with his wife Chloé.

Russell Philips, B.A.

Communications

Russell earned a B.A. from Mount Royal University in Calgary in 2013. 

Since joining the Canadian Constitution Foundation in 2014, Russell has been involved primarily with its communications work as well as helping plan and organize the Runnymede Society’s annual Law & Freedom conference.

Board of Directors

Andy Crooks
CCF Chairman, Lawyer and Businessman, Calgary

Dr. Glenn Fox
Professor, University of Guelph

Will Johnston, MD
Doctor, Vancouver

Mark Mitchell
Businessman, Vancouver

Dr. Michael Walker
Senior Fellow of Fraser Institute, Vancouver

Rachel Curran
Lawyer, Ottawa

Kasra Nejatian
Lawyer and Entrepreneur, Palo Alto

Dr. Eleanor Nicholls
Entrepreneur and Director of Fraser Institute, Vancouver

Hugh Meighen
Lawyer, Toronto