Our centre in Toronto, which has been open for three years, has had great success providing therapy and counselling, peer support, a legal clinic, fathering programs, mentorship and support services for male victims of trauma and violence. They provide services, research, advocacy, outreach and public education on all aspects of men's issues and focus on the health and well-being of boys, men, fathers and families. However, we are only beginning to develop programs here in Ottawa.
The Canadian Centre for Men and Families is a fairly new social service agency in Ottawa, focusing on services to men and boys. We need to promote our presence and our offering within the community, in order to attract clients and facilitators.
Project will involve approaching and communicating with other service agencies, creating and posting promotional messages on social and other media, following up and responding to inquiries, keeping records of contacts made and opportunities, etc.
Grants/Funding - This volunteer position will support our Executive Director in researching grants and funding opportunities, writing draft applications, organizing application deadlines and developing other fundraising initiatives. Volunteers should be able to contribute 4 hours every week.
The Canadian Centre for Men and Families is a non-profit, social service centre that aims to support the Ottawa community by providing free resources targeted towards men's issues. Some of the supports we provide include: counseling and therapy, peer support groups, employment resources and legal information.
For up-to-date program information please visit our website: http://www.menandfamilies.org/ottawa