Angie Hamilton is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Families for Addiction Recovery (FAR). She graduated from McGill University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L.) and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B). After being called to the Ontario Bar in 1986, she practiced law in the area of Tax and Estate Planning for 18 years. She represents FAR on the Toronto Drug Strategy Panel of Toronto Public Health. Angie is a Board Member of The Ontario Family Caregivers’ Advisory Network and a member of the Public Policy Committee of the Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine. She was a member of the National Board of MADD Canada from 2014 to 2020 and the Chair of their Public Policy Committee. Angie is or has been a member of various advisory committees for organizations such as The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction, The Mental Health Commission of Canada, Children’s Mental Health Ontario and The Change Foundation.
Through lived experience with one of her son’s struggles with addiction, Angie has developed a passion for supporting other families struggling with addiction, compassion for those in active addiction and an immense respect for those living in recovery. She gives presentations to the medical community, law enforcement, religious organizations and other community groups to break down stigma and raise understanding of addiction as a preventable and treatable illness.