Ontario

Ontario

Listings are alphabetized by city with:

1.    Major Groups – having significant men’s programs (some provinces have no listings)

2.    Groups and Projects – all other groups and projects

3.    Information and Referrals – websites which give information and list referrals

 

M A J O R     G R O U P S

(Having Significant Men’s Programs)

THE WHITE RIBBON CAMPAIGN

Toronto

The White Ribbon Campaign (WRC) is the largest effort in the world of men working to end violence against women (VAW)

G R O U P S     A N D     P R O J E C T S

Posse Project (Twitter)

Acton

Peer Outreach Support Services & Education (POSSE) is a FREE service providing training, street level outreach, information and support to encourage safer decision making in reducing the risks associated with drug use, sex, homelessness, violence and discrimination. POSSE is a harm reduction and human rights project, run by youth for youth between the ages of 15-24, living in North Halton.

Prostate Cancer Canada Network – Brampton

Brampton

We offer help to men & their families who are diagnosed with Prostate Cancer.
Our mission is to offer fellowship through peer counseling, education and support.

The Guelph-Wellington Action Committee on Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence

Guelph

The Guelph-Wellington Action Committee on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence is a partnership of community agencies and service providers dedicated to increasing the safety and well-being of all victims of sexual assault and domestic violence and to hold those who are responsible accountable for their actions

Anti-Violence Network

McMaster University, Hamilton

The AVN is a group of students, staff and faculty who, since March 1997, have met to share concerns, offer support and coordinate efforts against violence on campus.

Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Care Centre (SA/DVCC)

Hamilton

The Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Care Centre (SA/DVCC) provides specialized healthcare for children, adolescents, women, transgendered persons, and men who have experienced sexual assault and/or domestic violence

AMVOSA (Advocates for Males Victimized by Sexual Abuse)

Kitchener

A community where males are free of sexual abuse; those who have been abused receive non-judgmental and effective support for disclosure, healing and thriving

The MAASV (Male Allies Against Sexual Violence) Program

Kitchener

MAASV is a unique public education program for men who wish to be allies with the Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region (SASC) in ending sexual violence against women and children

Caring Dads

London

The Caring Dads Initiative aims for primary and secondary prevention of father-perpetuated child abuse and neglect.

I Know Someone

University of Western Ontario, London

Our goals are to: increase awareness about the continuum of sexual violence, teach bystander skills to safely intervene when necessary, and empower students to recognize their role in ending sexual violence

Prostate Cancer Canada Network – Newmarket Support Group
Newmarket

We are a Newmarket based support group that provides understanding, hope and information to prostate cancer patients and their families

Nipissing University Aboriginal Student Centre (NUASC)

Nipissing University, North Bay

NUASC wants to create a network of support and layers of encouragement within a community that is specifically designed for  Aboriginal students

Coalition for a Carleton Sexual Assault Centre

Carleton University, Ottawa

The Coalition for a Carleton Sexual Assault Centre advocates on behalf of the voices of Carleton students to develop a student-run, university-funded, sustainable, and accessible Sexual Assault Centre (SAC) on Carleton University’s campus.

Men Respecting Women (Facebook)

University of Ottawa, Ottawa

Violence against women is not a female problem; it is a male problem too. It is time we consider who is abusing women and how we can change that.

The Mens Project/Le Projet pour Hommes

Ottawa

The Men’s Project is a non-profit charitable men’s counselling agency that has been providing services to men and their families since 1997.  We provide individual and couple counselling, as well as a specialized healing program for men who have experienced sexual or physical abuse as children, anger management, emotional intelligence and fathering

The Ask First Campaign

University of Toronto, Toronto

The Ask First campaign was initiated in response to a specifically identified need to raise awareness of sexual assault and date rape for orientation students.

Counterpoint

Toronto

Counterpoint is a profeminist non-profit organization that provides counselling and educational services to assaulted women and abusive men. Counterpoint provides programs for abusive men, the majority of whom are referred through the criminal justice system.

The Gatehouse

Toronto

Our unique services address the needs of children and their families, youth and adults whose lives have been affected by childhood abuse

JACS Toronto Men’s Groups

Toronto

JACS Men’s Group is a weekly meeting where men of all ages can come to discuss day-to-day challenges, ranging from work to wives and girlfriends to issues with anger. The group is open to all men in the JACS community, including both addicts/alcoholics and family members

METRAC (The Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children)

Toronto

METRAC is a not-for-profit, community-based organization that works to prevent and end violence against diverse women, youth, and children

Prostate Cancer Canada Network – Toronto

Toronto

Prostate Cancer Canada Network – Canada is a volunteer based, non-profit prostate cancer support group, run by prostate cancer survivors who help men diagnosed with this disease.

Ryerson White Ribbon Campaign (RWRC) (Facebook)    (Twitter)

Ryerson University, Toronto

The Ryerson White Ribbon Campaign (RWRC) works to engage men in ending men’s violence against women and inspire them to be the best versions of themselves. We don’t seek to blame or shame men, but encourage them to become part of a change affecting the lives of both men and women.

SASSL (The Sexual Assault Survivors’ Support Line)

York University, Toronto

The Sexual Assault Survivor’s Support Line (SASSL) exists to provide unbiased and non-judgemental peer support and referrals to survivors of sexual violence

Springtide Resources

Toronto

Springtide Resources promotes healthy and equal relationships by engaging diverse communities in shared educational strategies designed to prevent violence against women and the effect it has on children

Laurier Men Advocating Change (LMAC) (Facebook)

Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo

LMAC Is a group of men from the Laurier Community dedicated to bringing an end to gendered violence and exploring and challenging gender roles and stereotypes.

The Men’s Group Facebook Twitter

Wyebridge/Midland

The Men’s Group is an open group that you can come to when you can.   Life can be hard for guys and it is important for us to have other guys to be able to talk to for support with the hard stuff and to challenge us to do better.

White Ribbon Campaign – University of Windsor

University of Windsor, Windsor

A group dedicated to the White Ribbon Campaign at the University of Windsor. The White Ribbon Campaign is the largest effort in the world of men working to end violence against women

Dad Central Ontario (on)  Blog (on)  Facebook (on)  Twitter (on)  YouTube

Province-wide: Carleton Place

Committed to strong, healthy children by affirming and valuing the bond between fathers and their children, Dad Central Ontario (formerly the Father Involvement Initiative – Ontario Network) works to provide relevant and well-crafted information for fathers and for individuals, agencies, and programs working with fathers.

Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin/I Am a Kind Man

Province-wide:

Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin (an Ojibway phrase) translates to “I Am a Kind Man”.  The overall purpose of the Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin Initiative is to engage the men of our communities to speak out against all forms of abuse towards Aboriginal women : 1. To provide education for men to address issues of abuse against women; 2. To re-establish traditional responsibilities by acknowledging that our teachings have never tolerated violence and abuse towards women; 3. To inspire men to engage other men to get involved and stop the abuse; and 4. To support Aboriginal men who choose not to use violence.

Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres

Province-wide:

For 30 years, the Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) has been working in the province and across Canada to address and end sexual violence in our communities

Toronto & 905 Region Prostate Cancer Support Groups (includes groups listed above)

Province-wide

Group work includes monthly meetings, one-on-one hospital visits, newsletters, awareness sessions, parades, and presentations at health fairs and service clubs like Rotary, Gyro, and Lions

I N F O R M A T I O N     A N D     R E F E R R A L S

Online Training – Sexual Harassment Queens University, Kingston

Harassment & Discrimination Policy and Procedures Nipissing University, North Bay

Sexual Assault University of Ottawa, Ottawa

Sexual Assault Support Services Carleton University, Ottawa

Brock’s Sexual Assault Response Protocol Brock University, St. Catherines

Sexual Assault: Prevention and Response Brock University,  St. Catherines

Can A Guy Get Assaulted? Scarborough

Sexual Assault University of Toronto, Scarborough

Dating Violence on Campus for Men Ryerson University, Toronto

The Educational Campaign to Combat Date and Acquaintance Rape University of Toronto, Toronto

Sexual Assault Awareness & Resources York University, Toronto

Sexual Assault on Campus Ryerson University, Toronto

Sexual Assault University of Waterloo, Waterloo