About CTSC

CTSC is a support group and service development program for Survivors of conversion “therapy”(traumas) in Canada. We are here to provide a safe, supportive, respectful, space for survivors. A place to develop a community!

We also, over time, will be working to develop services and direction to support survivors in various areas across the country. 

As we are still in the early stages this space will develop over time. Please continue to check back for more information and updates.

CT Survivors Connect was created by a Survivor for Survivors. A place for us to connect and communicate in a safe and supportive space. Respect and Privacy are valued in meetings. We are here to build each other up not tear each other down. We also must respect that we are all at different stages of our lives. While this group is meant for people of legal age, youth are encouraged to contact us with any questions or concerns. We are happy to help direct to appropriate services that youth and anyone may need. If you are not in the local(Kingston/Belleville ON) area, you are still welcome to participate and ask for support. We are happy to help connect folx to resources we may have in your area.

Survivor Centric Support

This project was created with a Survivor Centric Approach. We believe that the Survivors should be at the core of the system that supports them. Who knows our experiences better than us? If you have any questions about our Survivor Centric Support or how to get involved please email c.t.survivorsconnect@gmail.com or visit our contact page.

Our Team

Ben Rodgers

Executive Director and Founder of C. T. Survivors Connect

Survivor and Advocate. Member of the PHA Advisory Committee to the OAN.

Julian Desrochers

Board Chair of C. T. Survivors Connect

I am Julian Desrochers and I’m 37 years old.  I was born in Sudbury Ontario but have moved to all over Canada for work. I have worked with people from all walks of life and believe people should be treated with basic respect and civility. I have been a part of C T Survivors Connect since the beginning of the organisation as an Officer of the board. I believe the work we do is important to help those affected to live a better life.

Ashley Langstein

 board member of C. T. Survivors Connect.

I’m Ashley, I am a board member of C. T. Survivors Connect. I am also a board member of HALCO HIV/ AIDS legal clinic of Ontario . Supportive of the LGBTQAS+ community.

Jenn MacDonald

Treasurer of C. T. Survivors Connect

Treasurer of C. T. Survivors Connect, Director of House for Belleville theatre guild, and Secretary to Belleville Choral Society.  Mother of two, and advocate for all marginalized groups.  Just trying to leave the world better than I found it.

Doug Ankenmann

 board member of C. T. Survivors Connect.

Hello, my name is Douglas Ankenmann and I am a recently retired High School teacher from Applewood Academy. It was a great pleasure to have once again taught within a therapeutic school setting.