Founder & Executive Director
Lisa Dixon–Wells has been working in school systems across Canada since 1990. After completing her M.Ed in Educational Psychology (1997), Lisa’s focus has been on Bully Prevention and Mental Health. As the founder of the Dare to Care program, her work has focused on early prevention and intervention in schools but in 2018, Lisa expanded her program to work with amateur sport organizations. Dare to Care is now a leader in the Safe Sport Movement. In 2016, Dare to Care received the Government of Alberta Inspiration Award for Leadership in Bully Prevention.
Lisa is a former member of the Canadian National Swim Club and is a 14- time World Masters champion. Lisa was inducted into the University of Calgary’s Sports Hall of Fame in 2015.
Sport Program Director
Mathieu Constantin is an experienced coach, athletic director, leader and decorated athlete. Originally from Montreal, Mat moved to Calgary in 2009 to train with the Canadian Men’s National Water Polo Team where he competed at numerous events representing Team Canada. Mat has coached at the community, high performance, provincial and national levels. Coaching with incredible passion, integrity, and patience, Mat is committed to creating sport cultures where everyone feels welcomed and respected.
Mat joins Dare to Care with a Bachelor in kinesiology, with a focus on pedagogy and coaching, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. His professional experience includes working with various not-for-profit organizations where he has acted in leadership/management roles and worked as a youth mentor for community investment projects. Mat works with Raine as the co-founder and co-host of the Sporting Change Podcast.
Raine Paul joined Dare to Care as a facilitator in 2022. She is passionate about the power sport can have in creating social change and driven to build positive, inclusive and accessible sporting environments. Raine earned her Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Graphic Design & Journalism) and MBA from California Baptist University where she played four seasons of Div 1 NCAA water polo.
As a three time Team Canada Age Group National Team coach, Raine is a fierce advocate for women and girls in sport and has often been a trailblazer in her sports community. Additionally, Raine is the co-founder and co-host of the Sporting Change Podcast which raises awareness on diversity, equity and inclusion topics in the Canadian sports landscape. Raine’s coaching experience, advocacy, communication and leadership skills make her a great addition to the Dare to Care team.