Canadian Dad Bloggers | Where Are the Dad Bloggers in Canada?

Daddy Bloggers. Dadfluencers. Content Creators. Who are they and where do we find them?

Last updated on November 5th, 2020 at 02:04 am

Last Updated: November 5, 2020

In the vicious wild of the blogosphere in a creature mighty impressive, but rarely seen. He’s ferociously protective of his young, carving out territory to tell their tales without overexposing them to the dangers of the world. He creates for his peers that may never see his craft, more likely to follow sports teams and tech trends than they are tales of families and minivans. The Dad Blogger is very real, very vocal, and though small in number, are a group of bloggers you’d better keep eyes on for the future!

The Rare Beast of the Blogosphere: The Dad Blogger

The Mom Bloggers are a reckoning force, hundreds if not thousands in number here in Canada alone, having built solid distribution channels through sites like Parent Tested Parent Approved, Mom Central Canada and the Yummy Mummy Club. Many other breeds of blogger love to hate on them, seeing their success with Brand Ambassadorships, Twitter parties and vast social media metrics, wondering why they can’t have a piece of what the Mom Bloggers have cultivated for themselves. And not only have Moms collectively formed a blogging ecosystem unto their own, the mother as the classic parental figure also lends itself well to the medium. They have so many opportunities to share on similar experiences, whether they’re birth stories, breastfeeding or the barrage of emotions that come when children hit their milestones like their first steps or that fateful morning where you first drop them off at daycare.

But Moms aren’t the only parents — Dad Bloggers do exist, even if there’re only a handful of them.

What Does a Dad Blogger Even Look Like?

Daddy and Son at Play

Most male bloggers I’ve met aren’t fathers and the ones who are don’t often don’t blog about their fatherhood experiences. The guys I know blog food, they blog tech, they blog on all these things that society deems “masculine”, but the joys, trials and lessons that come from fatherhood aren’t a topic often discussed around the digital water cooler.

So far, I’ve tracked down just over 30 Canadian Dad Bloggers (aka “Daddy Bloggers”, or my personal favourite, “Father Bloggers”). 30. Thirty’s a mid-scale blogger event in Toronto. It’s an average attendee number at a popular Twitter chat. Thirty’s a group, but it’s shockingly small for the size of a niche that spans a nation!

A quick look at the 2011 Canadian census would have us expect 2,054,645 fathers across Canada, yet 99.99853989% of them are oddly silent with their stories.

Where are the fathers? If they’re not sharing their stories online, where are they sharing them?

Where the Dad Bloggers At?

While I’ve yet to solve this mystery, what I can tell you is that Canadian Dad Bloggers have started getting the word out. Just below are the small battalion of bloggers I’ve found so far with an idea of their reach to show that they’re no slouches. I encourage you to reach out and get to know them — with kids of varying ages and living in very different locations across the nation; they’ve all got very different stories to tell, sharing them in different ways.

Check it out!

Art of DadJason ThompsonToronto, ON
Big Daddy KreativCraig SilvaOakville, ON
Canadian DadChris ReadOttawa, ON
Casey PalmerCasey PalmerToronto, ON
Dad CampBuzz BishopCalgary, AB
Enviro DadEric NovakAjax, ON
Men Get Pregnant TooKenny BodanisMontreal, QC
Puzzling PostsMike ReynoldsOttawa, ON
Urban DaddyWarren OrlansToronto, ON
A Crock of SchmidtJamie Ray SchmidtCalgary, AB
Dad Goes RoundChris Farley RatcliffeOttawa, ON
Answer the Tullyphone!Matthew TullyDieppe, NB

Casey Speaking in Front of a Class

Perhaps it’s still too early for fathers to share their stories online. We’re only just now reaching a time where our youngest adults grew up in the Age of the Internet, and in the female-dominated world of PR, marketing and blogging, perhaps we’ll be waiting a while yet until it really catches on.

If you’re a Canadian Dad Blogger and want to get added to this list, you can drop me a line below!

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Canadian? Dad Blogger? Tell me about yourself here!

By Casey E. Palmer

Calling the Great White North his home, Casey‘s spent the last few decades in pursuit of creating killer content. From novels as a kid, comics as a teen, to blogs and photos once he could grow a beard, he’ll use whatever’s around him to create amazing stuff.

When he’s not creating, he’s parenting, exploring and trying to make life as awesome as possible for everyone around him.

Because a boring life’s not a life worth living!

24 replies on “Canadian Dad Bloggers | Where Are the Dad Bloggers in Canada?”

Thank you for taking the time to research and compile this list Casey – it shows your passion for giving Dads/Fathers a positive voice. I’m going to start following some of these guys!

Thanks, Margaret — the guys need all the support they can find to help spread the word that fatherhood isn’t as simple as society wants to make it 🙂

I hope you find them as awesome as I do!

Wow great list Casey! I know of few of those awesome dads up there but sooo many were new to me! Hopefully we will see more and more dads writing about parenting in the coming years! Dad blogs always have a humour that I appreciate!

Hey Case,

I think I’ve commented on a few of your posts and by now, you probably realize I’m a big fan… or stalker… OR a friend LOL!

This is a great post. Thanks for compiling the list as well! I know how many man hours it took to put that together.

I have so much to say on this but, not enough time in the world to type it all out. I think you have a good idea of what my thoughts are based on our conversations.

I really hope that the Dad bloggers can pull together and help propell each other! LIke what you’re doing here. 😀

You’re awesome.


Don’t think I forgot this comment, Christine — just been keeping busy!

As you know, this is just a start — I still have a lot to develop, but I figured it was a solid set of gents to showcase for a first attempt 🙂

There’s more to come. Just gotta chip away at it day by day 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, as always!

Ummm, Casey…

WOW. This is incredible. Thank you so much for putting all of this together and so fast.

I really dreaded looking at the stats in the bottom because I’ve been blogging since before some of you were born – lol – 10 years now, and every time a new technology came out, I was hesitant to try it, only because I was waiting for my kids to get old enough to help me figure it out.

Now it’s a breeze. My oldest is 9. 🙂

I am going to go through this list and add each and everyone on each and every possible social media resource that my son has signed me up for. (again, kidding).

Thank you again for all of this work and I cannot wait to dive into your blog!

All the best!


I appreciate the kind words, Warren — it’s really only a start since it’s a point in time analysis. I’m brushing up on my coding skills so I can look at using live data to keep lists like these consistently up to date, but that won’t be for a while yet 🙂

Much has changed in the last decade, hasn’t it? I’ve been blogging since 2002, and while I haven’t migrated everything over to this site, I know things are far easier to create now than before — but the blogosphere’s also a very different place!

I look forward to keeping in touch 🙂 I see us Dad Bloggers and hope that we can find ways to propel each other to our goals — it’s a long haul, but I’m confident we’ll find our place out there.

Thanks again for the comment — it made me smirk on the way home from work!

Case, I don’t know how I missed this list (except maybe that I was still in the “not enough hours inthe day to sleep” phase of gestation when you wrote the post.) I’m definitely going to check more of these fellas out, I really love reading Dad blogs because Mom blogs just don’t cover all my family’s perspectives. Maybe I need to dust my blog off and try to hit more of a nerd/geek Mom angle. (Maybe when I’m done gestating!)

You are so right about not being enough Daddy bloggers. It is great to get a male perspective and your writing style is very engaging. I will check your blog and the other daddy bloggers out too!

Thanks for sharing the list of Father Bloggers. I just find I have no time to do anything else with work and having a little one…how do you guys find time to blog?

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