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Canadian Centre for Men and Families - Ottawa

David Shackleton
Executive Director
Canadian Centre for Men and Families - Ottawa

292 Montreal road, suite 302
Vanier, ON
Canada K1L 6B8

Téléphone: 613-518-1065


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Autochtones (Première nation, Métis, Inuit); Minorités visibles ou Nouveaux Canadiens; Défavorisés; LGBTTQ; Hommes; Jeunes (16-18 ans); Jeunes (11-15 ans); Jeunes (19-24 ans); Sans domicile

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.

Les possibilités de bénévolat

We are offering as new service in Ottawa, a support and information group for men who have been falsely accused of a criminal offense. (Unfortunately, this is an increasingly common tactic in contested child custody cases,) The group will meet once every two weeks, on a Thursday evening. The facilitator will need some experience working in a group leadership setting of some kind.
Endroit : 292 Montreal Road, Suite 302
Date limite pour postuler: 30 oct 2019
The Canadian Centre for Men and Families is a hub for the health and well-being of boys, men, fathers and families. We are looking for a Male Volunteer Facilitator to help us run a program for boys.
We are spearheading a program that will allow boys aged 8-16 years to explore their concepts and questions about masculinity in today’s society. The key point of this program will be engaging conversations with the boys, and it is crucial that a level of trust be achieved between the group members and their facilitator.
The facilitator will need to craft and maintain a careful balance between guiding and directing discussion, and following the interests and concerns of the boys in conversations about difficult topics of masculine social stigma, positive masculinity, and the creation of solid self-image in the boys.
Program Description
This program is to help promote positive views of masculinity, it has a structured/unstructured approach, which allows for the boys to control the conversation into their areas of need for that moment. The whole idea of this program is to offer young boys a place to just come and be boys, create friendships without the fear of judgements and restrictions. To share their views on life and to ask questions.
Understanding that young boys possess a tremendous amount of unused daily energy, it will be important to alternate conversation periods with physical activities.
The goal of the program is to mitigate the general social negativity that young boys are facing in simply being boys. In the last few years, increasingly radical social movements have been having a personality crushing impact on young boys, to the extent that many young boys are feeling that being a boy is actually a bad thing. We need to let them know that it is a great thing to be a BOY, a young man, a man and wanting to explore both the traditional and contemporary values of masculinity and maleness.
Main tasks/Responsibilities
• Support boys (youth) experiencing a broad range of social and personal stressors
• Communicate program information
• Confidentially lead and facilitate group conversations
• Facilitate an energetic and fun environment, being spontaneous and creative in order to achieve maximum participation from the participants.
• Implement, oversee and monitor ongoing mentor/mentee matching.
• Foster positive peer-bonding
• Problem solving skills
• Self-motivated/proactive
• Ability to think outside the box
• Take daily attendance
• Compassionate
• Understanding
• Great listening skills
• Self-confidence and self-assurance as a leader

• Male
• Some education in a field of working with youth or psychology
• Valid First Aid and CPR are required.
• A current Vulnerable Sector Screening (Criminal Reference Check)
• Able to commit to 2 hours per week
Endroit : 292 Montreal Road, Suite 302
Date limite pour postuler: 30 oct 2019
Provide one on one or couples counseling services to men and their families.
Endroit : 292 Montreal Road, Suite 302
Date limite pour postuler: 15 oct 2019