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Last updated on February 15th, 2024 at 12:52 am

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Dad Influencers. Dad Creators. DADDY BLOGGERS. Call us what you like; we’re here to change the GAME.

Let’s start with the basics—yes, Canadian dad influencers exist.

While I repeatedly say that dads need to do a much better job of sharing their journeys, a handful of us are still ferociously protective of our young but still telling our tales without overexposing them to the world’s dangers. We create for peers who may never see our work, knowing that we need to tell our stories instead of others telling them for us. It’s easy to believe the hype and think we’re not bringing much to the table, but even if we’re but a mere fraction of the 4.5 million dads we have from Canada coast to coast, we hope it’s enough to start at least changing our narrative.

But here’s the question: Do Dad stories even MATTER? Do we NEED Dad Influencers?

Here’s the reality—Mom influencers are a reckoning force, hundreds if not thousands in number here in Canada alone. They paved the way for parent influencers everywhere, successfully securing brand ambassadorships, powerful partnerships and vast social media audiences, collectively forming a blogging ecosystem where they could take their pre-existing communities and build them into something bigger. We saw everything from birth stories and breastfeeding to the tales of what happens as the kids grow up. First steps. First loves. The first times they make their way out into the world.

But the more we look at these stories, the more we realise that dads can tell them, too, and it’s important that more of us start doing it.

Until I got this list out, a Google Search for “Canadian” and “dads” brought up results from 2017 at best, making me feel like nobody cared about Canadian fathers. Do we ever talk about our dads? Are Canadian dads’ viewpoints even included in the parenting conversation? It inspired me to sit down and create something that’d at least make us a little easier to find.

Canadian Dad Influencers exist, and it’s time to tell you ALL about it.

Creating content is a precarious balance, though. There are names I’d love to include, reaching back to the days when we were still Canadian Dad Bloggers, but the Dad Life is busy, and content creation often takes a back seat to the other priorities in our lives. That said, it’s a list I hope to see grow, as sixty-odd fathers can’t even start to scratch the surface of what fatherhood’s all about.

Even in our group alone, you have BJ Barone and Frankie Nelson, whose Family is About Love explores what “family” looks like regardless of who’s in it. Dale Allen Berg talks about life raising children with special needs and how the complexities of his life don’t stop him from being a great husband and father. 2020’s had me struggling with being the Black dad of a mixed family; Joseph Tito continues his truly inspirational life as a single, gay, adoptive father of twins… no two stories are alike, and that’s what we’re trying to drive home about fatherhood—that it’s not as simple as the world would have us think!

Why does a list of dadfluencers matter, though?

So, with all this work put into the list, some people have asked why I didn’t just sell all my research to PR firms as a service instead of selling it online for free.

It’s because making a quick buck’s not the point.

This list is to cultivate a presence for all of our dadfluencers across the country, making them seen in a space they’re often not represented.

Here’s what some have had to say about the list so far:

But why “dad influencers”, though? Why don’t we focus on ALL parenting influencers?

Something I’ve gone back and forth on with my parent influencer peers of late is whether it’s even necessary to separate parenting creators into mom influencers and dad influencers anymore.

And I’m admittedly torn—while I feel that moms and dads should feel equally empowered to do anything that parenting asks of them outside of breastfeeding, the world doesn’t necessarily see things that way, offering very different experiences between moms and dads as they work to understand how to parent their kids in an increasingly complex world.

So, while the world still feels like a place where fathers are very secondary and there aren’t enough dad stories to change the narrative, I’ll continue championing my fellow dads until we figure it out.

On to the dads, though—some of the BEST Canadian influencers!

But without further ado, let me introduce you to the dads who challenge expectations, making people laugh, cry and do everything in between. Though I spent some time compiling this, I won’t pretend it’s completely exhaustive—make sure to add anyone I’ve missed through the form at the bottom so we can keep showing the rest of Canada what we’ve got!

I hope you find this list helpful! Thanks for checking it out!

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Welcome to the Top Dad Influencers in Canada (Or Rather… ALL the Dad Influencers in Canada!)

Casey Palmer, Canadian DadToronto, ON
Dale Allen BergKelowna, BC
SocialDadVancouver, BC
Dai ManuelVancouver, BC
A Dad in the BurbsNew Westminister, BC
Stephen Fung Dot NetCoquitlam, BC
Beyond the RhetoricVancouver, BC
Dad ThingsVancouver, BC
Dad CampCalgary, AB
Dashing DadCalgary, AB
The UnDadEdmonton, AB
The Art of DadCanmore, AB
A Crock of SchmidtCalgary, AB
Family FilmmakerCalgary, AB
Canadian DadOttawa, ON
Goat Roti ChroniclesMississauga, ON
The Urban DaddyToronto, ON
Big Daddy KreativOakville, ON
Daddy RealnessHamilton, ON
Wandering WagarsMilton, ON
Keith McArthurToronto, ON
EnviroDadOttawa, ON
Dad Goes RoundAjax, ON
Dad Mode: OnOttawa, ON
Dad Rock DadMarkham, ON
DanforthDadToronto, ON
This Daddy LifeToronto, ON
They Call Me DadToronto, ON
Life With BenjaminCambridge, ON
A Dad’s AdventuresCalgary, AB
Family Is About LoveWhite Rock, BC
Canadian Fit DadToronto, ON
Dads with AttitudeYellowknife, NWT
The Dad DiariesMilton, ON
Rick CampanelliToronto, ON
Roz WestonBurlington, ON
BockFiveToronto, ON
BrittlestarLa Salle, MB
Just Dad Bloggin’Stratford, ON
Pop CultureNorthumberland County, ON
Answer the TullyphoneToronto, ON
MenGetPregnantTooDieppe, NB
Parenting to GoMontreal, QUE
LunarbaboonToronto, ON
The Baby GangToronto, ON
Rad Dads EdmontonCambridge, ON
DadspottingEdmonton, AB
Four Columns of a Balanced LifeToronto, ON
Nick NorthToronto, ON
How to HockeySalt Spring Island, BC
The Dad CodeHuntsville, ON
The Longest StrideWindsor, ON
Eat FamousToronto, ON
Bobby UmarToronto, ON
The Unfit DadToronto, ON
Xandrae’s WorldNorthumberland, ON
DadoffdutyToronto, ON
Real DadsToronto, ON
Flawed Dad PodcastBarrie, ON
The Rockstar DadVancouver, BC
Friendly FablesVancouver, BC
Parent IntelAjax, ON
The Unbothered FatherLiverpool, NS
frazzledadLadysmith, BC

And, of course, feel free to check out my OTHER lists!