Here is a list of Links to other websites that are doing masculinities work:
Indigenous Fatherhood Program Scan in Canada: http://www.fira.ca/cms/documents/215/Aboriginal_Father_Involvement_Programs_National_Scan_Scan.pdf
Hazelton Youth Healing Lodge
c/o Gitksan wet’suwet’en Education Society
The Lodge has room for six residents that runs on a continuous intake basis. The program primarily focuses on probation youth who are at risk of becoming permanent wards of the penal system.
The Lodge is a strictly male facility for boys ranging from 13-18 years of age.
This is a program that works with male aboriginal youth who are on probation, but also works with non-aboriginal peoples as well. The program aims to teach youth effective ways of dealing with their personal problems rather than turning to crime and/or alcohol and drug abuse.
P.O. Box 418
Margery McRae, Administrator
Ph: (250) 842-2150
Fax: (250) 842-5230
Warriors Against Violence Society
The Warriors Against Violence Society is committed to helping First Nations families unlearn abusive and violent behaviors and reclaim their traditional values of equality, honor and respect for themselves and others. WAV began as a program for assaultive aboriginal men. Today, there are services for men, women, families and youth.
Youth meet Mondays and Wednesdays and the groups are co-ed. They model the adult program and their session workshops are about anger, recognizing personal triggers (both physical and emotional) and knowing what to do when those triggers hit (e.g. taking a time out, going for a walk and coming back when both parties have cooled down to discuss the issue).
Kiwassa Neighbourhood House
2425 Oxford Street
Ph: (604) 255-3240
Alternate phone number (for more information on youth programs): Margaret at (604) 442 - 5336
White Raven Healing Centre
The goal of the White Raven Healing Centre is to address the legacy of intergenerational trauma in the eleven First Nations communities that it serves. To accomplish this objective, the Centre provides mental health and counseling services for men, women, youth, children and elders that focus on addictions, past traumatic experiences and their impacts, the residential school experience, and family violence.
The Centre uses a combination of western and traditional perspectives in the delivery of its programs. The delivery methodologies include sharing circles, individual counseling, family counseling, and training workshops. Each quarter, the have AA meetings. Addictions workers and counsellors are on site.
Phone: 1 (306) 332-2608
Fax: (306) 332-2655
John Howard Society of Saskatoon - Str8 Up Program
The John Howard Society of Saskatchewan is an independent voluntary organization composed of citizens who accept responsibility for understanding and dealing with the problems of crime and the criminal justice system in a creative, humane and progressive manner. The Society fulfils this responsibility through reform advocacy, direct service and public education.
The “Str8 Up Program” isfor people who want to exit the gang life. There is no age limit, but participants are generally over 18 years of age. To enter the program, individuals must be willing to drop their colors, deal with their addiction(s), be honest, be humble, and partake in the program for four years.
The participants meet on a weekly basis learning about healthy lifestyles, contributing to the community in a positive way, and for recreational activities. The group visits correctional facilities, school, and local Indigenous communities to present information about their experiences with gang life. The program also provides support in regards to housing and employment.
202-220 3rd Avenue
S. Saskatoon, SK
Ph: (306) 244-8347
Fax: (306) 244-9923
Toll Free: 1-877-244-8347
Karen Danttouze, District Director
Slave Lake Native Friendship Centre Society
The Centre is committed to delivering programs and services that are reflective and guided by the wisdom of the aboriginal Elders. The Centre is striving to contribute to the efforts of improving the health and well being of its community members. To accomplish this goal, the Centre provides social, cultural, educational, recreational, and health services and programs.
In particular, they offer AA meetings, have a foodbank that community members can access, and have a second hand store for low income men that need to purchase items and clothing for work. They also operate as a resource center, and partner with organizations in and around Slave Lake.
NE Slave Lake, AB Executive Director: L. Cook
Ph: (780) 849-3039
Biidaaban Healing Lodge
P.O. Box 219
Heron Bay, ON
Tel: (807) 229 3592
Fax: (807) 229-0308
Toll free: 1-888-432-7102
Kii-kee-wan-nii-kaan Munsee-Delaware Nation
The program that is specific to men is their two week residential and healing program. Application is found on their website.
Jubillee Road Muncey ON
Tel: (519) 289-0148
Fax: (519) 289-0149
Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres - Kizhaay Anishnaabe Niin "I am a Kind Man"
After an initial partnership with the White Ribbon campaign in the spring of 2005, the OFIFC has led the way for the first culturally relevant OFIFC Aboriginal initiative to encourage and challenge men and boys to actively speak out against all forms of violence against women and to foster healthy relationships. Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin, which in English translates to “I am a Kind Man”, is now a stand-alone project.
There are currently eighty Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin facilitators located across the province and the OFIFC plans to continue to advocate for full time Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin workers to be located in all Friendship Centres.
Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin (an Ojibway phrase) translates to “I Am a Kind Man”. At a time when violence is invading whole communities "I Am a Kind Man" reminds us that violence has never been an acceptable part of Aboriginal culture. This website embraces the Seven Grandfather Teachings, which show us how to live in harmony with Creation through wisdom, love, respect, bravery, honesty, humility and truth.
We are Aboriginal men from across Ontario who are very concerned about the problem of men’s violence and abuse against women in Aboriginal communities. 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;
4. To support Aboriginal men who choose not to use violence.
219 Front Street East
Ph: (416) 956-7575
Toll free: 1800-772-9291