Meet our New Senior Director of Human Rights

It is with great pleasure and excitement that we announce the newest addition to our MCC Toronto staff, Samuel “Sam” Braemer (he/him), who has joined us as our new Senior Director of Human Rights.

Sam brings with him a wealth of experience as a community development professional and a dedicated human rights activist. Sam’s extensive background as a not-for-profit consultant has equipped him with the skills and insights necessary to lead our human rights initiatives effectively. His vision aligns seamlessly with our commitment to fostering a just, kind, and loving world for all.

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Sam as he embarks on this new chapter with MCC Toronto. We look forward to the valuable contributions he will make in advancing our mission and creating a positive impact in the field of human rights. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or if you would like to connect with Sam directly.

To learn more about Sam and his experiences, please click on the video and read Sam’s biography below.

Sam Braemer is a community development professional and human rights activist. He studied Community Development/Community Economic Development and Not-For-Profit Management. During his studies, Sam worked on several initiatives including lobbying government and corporations to increase minimum wage and offer living wages and coordinating large scale community events focused on Truth on Reconciliation.

For several years, Sam worked independently as a not-for-profit consultant for many local and national organizations including Canadian Mental Health Association and Mamas for Mamas. He used his expertise in strategy and capacity building to increase awareness and engagement, raise essential funds, and campaign for disadvantaged communities experiencing issues related to mental health, poverty, and housing.

In 2021, Sam founded his own not-for-profit organization, Transforming Style. The not-for-profit quickly grew to four cities across Canada, serving members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community facing barriers to access with cost-free styling and make up services, wardrobes, and mental wellness supports.

Sam proudly joined MCC as the Senior Director of Human Rights in October of 2023. He joins the MCC Toronto team with enthusiasm to advocate for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and to fight against injustices while creating a safe, welcoming, and equitable GTA and beyond. Sam believes in celebrating diversity and empowering each individual to be their true unique self.

Sam lives each and every day with the mindset of a community development professional – exploring ways to change the world for the better and facilitate this change through empowerment and education in a creative and collaborative outlet.

You can reach out to Sam at

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