Norbert D'Costa, President
Rose Dyson, Vice-President & Director of Communications
Rose Dyson, Ed.D, is a Consultant in Media Education with a doctorate in adult education. She has served on the executives of media studies and peace organizations, both locally and globally, provided consultations to industry and government and attended numerous sessions of the UN Commission on the Status of Women in NYC. She is now also active with Just Earth, a member of the Climate Action Network, Canadians Concerned About Violence In Entertainment, the Anti Child Exploitation on the Internet Team, Friends of Egerton Ryerson and the Global Ecological Integrity Group.
She has spoken at national and international conferences on media issues, youth education, teachers’ professional development, crime prevention and sustainable development. Her book, MIND ABUSE Media Violence And Its Threat to Democracy (2021) is a second edition. She has chapters and papers published in numerous peer reviewed books and journals. For 17 years she edited The Learning Edge, for the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education.
John Cowan, Secretary-Treasurer
John Cowan is a retired professional engineer and management consultant with an M.B.A. John retired from his own business of energy and environmental management consulting for large building owners and institutions in 2017. That work had taken him around the world where he observed the similar life ambitions of everyone he met. Therefore his focus after retiring became the lack of global legal structure to enforce good environmental management standards, amongst other pressing global problems.
In his spare time John played leading roles in local charities and in the development of international professional standards in the new field of energy management. He has supported development of a world federation through his membership in WFMC since 1990.
Walter Dorn, National WFMC President
Peter Venton holds BA and MA degrees in Economics from Western and Queen’s Universities respectively. He was a senior economist and policy advisor In the Ontario Government’s Ministry of Finance for 24 years Since his retirement in 2010, he has researched and published articles on democracy from Aristotle to 21st century America, industrial capitalism since the 18th century, world federalism for international peace and a sustainable environment and globalization. He has been Treasurer of the Canadian Peace Research Association (CPRA) since 2012, a member of the Toronto Region Branch of WFMC since 2016, Treasurer of the Canadian Pugwash Group (CPG) since 2017 and lead of its Global Issues Project since 2019.