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CCMF Take Two

Subscribe to our new video series, CCMF Take Two, available on YouTube CCMF Take Two is a new video series from the Canadian Centre for Men and Families, an education and social service charity. The…


Webinar: When Men Seek Help

The Canadian Centre for Men and Families has launched an online lecture series aimed at exploring gender and men's issues. This series will present a great opportunity for us to interact with…


Report Released: Correlations Between IPV and Homelessness

An Analysis of the Correlations Between Intimate Partner Violence and Homelessness in a Canadian Urban Centre This research was funded by a Government of Canada research grant from Homelessness…


Premiere Screening: “Erasing Family” Film Exposes Family Court Failures

Premiere Screening: “Erasing Family” Film Exposes Family Court Failures A loving parent being erased from the life of his or her child is one of the most significant public health crises of our time.…


Media Bias: A Study on Gender-Specific Approaches to Reported Violent Acts

Media Bias: A Study on Gender-Specific Approaches to Reported Violent Acts Authored by Jeiny Ruiz and Angel E. Alvarez Click here for the full Report Introduction Inspired by 1990's Adam Jones…


Touching Videos from our Fathers Day Picnic + A Photo Report from Healthy Families Week

2019 Healthy Fathers. Healthy Families Week A Photo and Video Report Earlier this week we reported on our Charger Foundation Golf Tournament Fundraiser. Now we're excited to share photo highlights…


Report on the 2019 Charger Foundation Golf Tournament Fundraiser

We just completed our third annual Healthy Fathers. Healthy Families Week and it was far and away the most successful to date. Every year we combine Men's Health Week and Fathers Day to celebrate…


Inspiring Stories from Fathering After Separation

Inspiring Stories from our Fathering After Separation or Divorce FacilitatorsThe first story occurred recently when a father was talking about his 5 year old son with Autism. He was mentioning some…


Toronto Radio Ads Seek to Expand MeToo to Include Male Victims

Click here to listen to “Their Day in Court”, a message from the Canadian Centre for Men and Families MEDIA ADVISORY – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto Radio Ads Seek to Expand MeToo to Include Male…


Government of Canada Awards CCMF Grant to Study Male Homelessness and Domestic Abuse

Government of Canada Awards CCMF Grant to Study Male Homelessness and Domestic Abuse First Major Federal Grant Lends Support to Our Government of Alberta Funding Application. But Your Patronship is…


Men’s Health Fair at Warkworth Penitentiary

A report from a volunteer on our participation in the Men's Health Fair at Warkworth Institution. Warkworth Medium Institution : Health Fair Fall 2018 Being screened was fairly quick because staff…


Charger Golf Tournament Raises Landmark $25,000 for Healthy Fathers and Families

MEDIA ADVISORY – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Charger Golf Tournament Raises Landmark $25,000 for Healthy Fathers and Families TORONTO, ON – (August 20, 2018) The first of their kind programs for healthy…


Media Reporting on Men’s Health Focus of Scholarly Article

In a recent issue of Health Promotional Perspectives, an article was published entitled Reports on boys’, youth’s and men’s health in Canadian newspapers: Now what? The authors included our own CAFE…


Policy Questions to Ontario Candidates

CCMF Distributes All-Candidate Policy Questionnaires Ahead of Ontario Election We are excited to announce the distribution of policy questions to the party headquarters and each candidate from the…


Banner Environmental Makes Charitable Donation to Address Gaps in Men’s Health in Calgary

MEDIA ADVISORY - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Banner Environmental Makes Charitable Donation to Address Gaps in Men’s Health in Calgary CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (May 14, 2018) The Canadian Centre for Men and…


CCMF at Car Free Day June 17th

CCMF Victoria will have an information booth at this fantastic pedestrian friendly event. https://downtownvictoria.ca/events/car-free-yyj/


New Study Confirms Stigmatization of Men in Canadian Society (March 29, 2018)

MEDIA ADVISORY - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New Study Confirms Stigmatization of Men in Canadian Society TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (March 29, 2018) Canadian men face stigma. That was the conclusion of a…


First Shelter for Male Domestic Abuse Victims Will Open in Toronto

MEDIA ADVISORY - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE First Shelter for Male Domestic Abuse Victims Will Open in Toronto TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (March 20, 2018) A capital campaign hosted by prominent men’s issues…


CCMF Proud to Join Women’s Shelters in Supporting All in Need

On January 3, 2018, the CBC published an opinion piece, “Victims of domestic violence often delay or avoid leaving their abuser due to fears of pets being harmed,” authored by Jessica Scott-Reid. The…


Prosecuting Sexual Assault: Should you hear it all? A Toronto Debate Nov 23rd

Prosecuting Sexual Assault: Should you hear it all? Join us for an important and timely debate. For full info and tickets visit https://prosecutingsexualassault.eventbrite.com Thursday, November…


Charger Golf Tournament Raises $15,000 in Support of Healthy Fathers and Families

MEDIA ADVISORY – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Charger Golf Tournament Raises $15,000 in Support of Healthy Fathers and Families TORONTO, ON – (September 15, 2017) The Canadian Centre for Men and Families…


First “Men’s Centre” in Ottawa Will Celebrate Grand Opening This Saturday September 9th

MEDIA ADVISORY – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE First “Men’s Centre” in Ottawa Will Celebrate Grand Opening This Saturday September 9th OTTAWA, ON – (September 5, 2017) The Grand Opening of the Canadian…


Child Soldiers: Whose Responsibility to Protect?

Dr. Carolyn Filteau is Senior Researcher for the Canadian Centre for Men and Families at CCMF.Carolyn has been performing research work for CCMF for the last several months. She has a background in…


Healthy Families Week Photo Round Up

Hi everyone,   During our first annual "Healthy Fathers Make Healthy Families" week, CCMF hosted or participated in seven events in seven days. Below and in a subsequent email are some photos…


My Presentation to an All Girls Class

I had a great time last week presenting on men's issues to a classroom at the Toronto all girls school Madonna Catholic Secondary School. The invitation came from four students as part of their…


Get CCMF to the International Shared Parenting Conference 2017!

Help Ensure Full Canadian Participation in the International Shared Parenting Conference 2017!The International Shared Parenting Conference in Boston May 29-30 is shaping up to be a landmark event,…


CCMF Adopts New Bilingualism Policy

Canadian Centre for Men and Families Bilingualism Policy Board of Directors Approval Date: May 11, 2017 Given CCMF’s focus on advancing education by providing evidence-based research and balanced…


CCMF Official Participant in BMO’s RUN4HOPE

Phil Johnston, CCMF Vancouver branch director, was joined by his friend Jeridan Kowal to take part in the RUN4HOPE charity run hosted by BMO this past Sunday, May 7th. CCMF was an official…


Bubbles of Love in London, Ontario

April 25th is Parental Alienation Awareness Day, which is commemorated through an annual Bubbles of Love event. Click on the image below for our Bubbles of Love Day Video, from CAFE London, Ontario.


CCMF Montreal Event for Indigenous Men

On April 23rd 2017 at 13:00 the Montreal branch of the Canadian Centre for Men and Families (CCMF) continued The Necktie Campaign at place Émilie-Gamelin in Montreal. To learn more about the…


Men’s issues returns to Ryerson University!

MEN'S MENTAL HEALTH: A SILENT CRISIS       Featuring McGill Psychiatrist Dr. Robert Whitley and his team making the case for a men's health support group at Ryerson University. "Take…


CCMF Montreal Is on the Map!

A huge congratulations to the entire CCMF Montreal team on their landmark event for men's issues awareness Saturday night. The screening of The Red Pill film was extremely well received by the…


CCMF Day at Parkdale Community Breakfast

Today was CCMF Day at the Parkdale Community Breakfast. Hayden and I represented the Canadian Centre for Men and Families by preparing and distributing breakfast to about 60 men of the Parkdale…


From a female partner of a wrongly convicted man

My thoughts on the Healing Journeys Conference for male victims of abuse I am the female partner of a wrongly convicted man. Men who are victims of trauma believe, as a man, they could have…


CCMF Calgary Hosts First Meetup

CCMF Calgary hosted their first meetup group meeting in October. Here is the presentation provided by Monique Dietvorst. You can follow her on twitter @msdietvorstFuture CCMF Calgary meetups will be…


Services for Men and Families Arrive in Calgary

By Dan McKinnon, CCMF Calgary DirectorThe CCMF Calgary branch has received a donation for a one-day per week office space from the clinic of registered psychologists where I have my practice. The…


Report on Healing Journeys Conference 2016

Second Annual Healing Journeys Conference October 20-21, 2016 The Healing Journeys Conference was a huge success. This is the only Conference in Toronto that focuses on all aspects of men and…


Men’s Services Come to Cabbagetown

On Saturday and Sunday the Canadian Centre for Men and Families tabled for the first time at the Cabbagetown Street Festival which takes place along Parliament Street in Toronto. This was a great…


CAFE First Men’s Charity Authorized to Grant Legal Aid Certificates to Domestic Violence Victims

This is a game changer for male victims of domestic violence. With your support, we just became the first men's charity authorized to provide legal aid certificates to domestic violence victims Legal…


Men’s Health Services at Dundas West Fest

by Scott, a dedicated Canadian Centre for Men and Families volunteer I was proud to volunteer to help represent the Canadian Centre for Men and Families at the Dundas street festival this month. I…


Kirija Balachandran Appointed Summer Intern

Introducing Kirija Balachandran, Our Client Manager and Summer Intern I would like to thank you all for the warm welcome and take this as an opportunity to introduce myself. I am currently working…


CCMF Vancouver Holds First AGM

Report by Phil Johnston, CCMF Vancouver President   Vancouver's 2016 Branch AGM was a success. I used it as an opportunity to boost our membership numbers (see Facebook event page) and to…


Golf4MenNFamilies: Our First Annual Charity Golf Tournament a Huge Success

Sun and Fun for a Great Cause! The Canadian Centre for Men and Families's First Annual '9 & Play' Charity Golf Tournament a Tremendous Success The 3rd Annual 9 & Play at The Club at Bond…


The Odyssey for Equality is on the Road Again!

Press Release The Odyssey for Equality is on the Road Again! Following on his successful tours of the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada’s western provinces, Dr. James S. Brown, the…


CCMF Appoints CFO. Meet Michael St. Pierre

CCMF Welcomes Michael St. Pierre as Director of Development & Chief Financial Officer We are so excited to announce the appointment of our first Director of Develop and CFO! Here's a little…


CCMF 2016 AGM Election & Photos

CCMF held an amazing 2016 Annual General Meeting with over 60 people in attendance. Thank you to all those who put their name forward for the Board of Directors. We are excited to announce our…


Workers’ National Day of Mourning Calls for Safer Workplace

Watch our Remembrance Ceremony for Workers Who Died on the Job MEDIA ADVISORY – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Men’s Issues Charity Observes Workers’ National Day of Mourning Males are 96.5% of workplace…


DV Researcher Don Dutton Appointed Advisory Fellow

Don Dutton, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology at the University of British Columbia. He co-founded a court mandated treatment program for men convicted of wife assault in 1979, the data from which…


UBC Prof Adam Jones Appointed CCMF Advisor

Adam Jones is Professor of Political Science at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. His books include Genocide: A Comprehensive Introduction (3rd edition, 2016), Gender Inclusive: Essays on…


Jola on the Harms of Demonizing Men

Jola Mecani is one of our newest volunteers. She recently authored our Research Brief: Misandry in the Media and Pop Culture. Here she explains what prompted her to get involved with our organization…


2015 Charity Auction Photos at the Men’s Centre

Thanks everyone for joining us for an amazing First Year Anniversary Celebration and 2015 Charity Auction at the Canadian Centre for Men and Families


Exciting things are happening with CCMF here in Calgary

CCMF Calgary now has an exceptional executive committee comprised of three women and two men and we are busy planning public awareness events for 2016. Funds-raising is going quite well too, thank…


Saudia Arabia Finally Permits Women to Vote

In a promising and entirely overdue new development, women are now permitted to vote and run for public office in Saudi Arabia. This as a positive step in the direction of global gender equality. We…


CCMF Goes Back to School, Receives Warm Reception

Last week CCMF presented on men’s issues at the Richmond Hill Green High School's Social Justice Fair. Hundreds of high school students visited, with several expressing variations on the following:…


Men’s Centre First Year Highlights

Thank you to CCMF Marketing and Outreach Director Denise Fong for preparing a video and infographic presenting the Canadian Centre for Men and Families First Year Highlights.    …


Stories from the first year at the Men’s Centre

Real People, Real Struggles, Real Solutions - Stories from the first year at the Canadian Centre for Men and Families Learning the Hard Way - One Man's Ordeal with Domestic Violence


New Toronto Billboards Affirm Parental Alienation is Child Abuse

Visit the Parental Alienation and Fatherlessness Campaign Webpage MEDIA ADVISORY - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Denying a Child Their Father is Child Abuse, New Toronto Billboards Affirm TORONTO,…


Healing Journeys Conference Videos Posted

Healing Journeys: Violence and Trauma Conference Focusing on Male Victims October 22-24, 2015 Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness, MaleSurvivor.org, Gatehouse and Canadian Centre for Men and……


Remembrance Day: Men’s Issues Society Participates in U of T Service

Canadian Centre for Men and Families was honoured to join the University of Toronto Men's Issues Awareness Society to participate in the Remembrance Day service at the University of Toronto. We will…


Healing Journeys Conference Co-Hosts

We took this photo at the conclusion of our amazing Healing Journeys Conference, for male survivors of trauma, domestic violence and sexual abuse. It features reps from all the co-hosting groups.…


Dean Harvey Appointed Advisor for Northern Canada

Dean Harvey has been appointed CCMF Advisor for Northern Canada.  He is a family therapist and educator with experience providing counselling to male survivors of sexual abuse, adolescent mental…


Gene C. Colman Appointed CCMF Advisory Fellow

We are very excited to announce the appointment of prominent family law lawyer Gene C. Colman as the newest Advisory Fellow for the Canadian Centre for Men and Families. Gene C. Colman is a leader in…


SFU Advocacy for Men & Boys launches

The Simon Fraser University Advocacy for Men and Boys (SFUAMB) group is launching with two exciting events in October. This is a special announcement that features brief introductions, a general…


McGill Psychiatrist Rob Whitley Appointed Advisory Fellow

CCMF is excited to announce the appointment of respected McGill Psychiatrist Rob Whitley as our newest Advisory Fellow! He is well known for his research examining bias in media portrayals of men…


Men’s Mental Health Network launches, raising the bar on advocacy for men

We are very pleased to forward notice of a new initiative based out of the US: Men’s Mental Health Network launches, raising the bar on advocacy for men


Participate in research into male gender stereotyping

CCMF is pleased to pass along this request for participants: I am currently conducting qualitative research into the effects of stigma on Canadian males. Participants in this research will be willing…


Announcing a New Program for Separated & Divorced Fathers

Announcing a New Program for  Separated & Divorced Fathers The Canadian Centre for Men and Families is launching an exciting new program dedicated to divorced or separated fathers looking…


You’re Invited to Our Exciting August Events!

You're Invited to Our Exciting August Events! 1. Next Presentation: Minority Men Against the Law (Aug 20 @ 7PM) 2. Mindfulness Meditation for Men (Aug 5 or 7, @ 7PM) 3. Men, Masculinity and Gender…


Shenalie Fernando Appointed Chief Operations Officer

Shenalie Fernando Appointed Chief Operations Officer We are very excited to announce that Shenalie Fernando will be joining us over the next 6 weeks to oversee a variety of critical jobs at the…


Assessing the needs of boys and men: We want to hear from you

Introduction The social service needs of adolescent boys and young men have received little attention in the research literature. Consequently, services for members of this population are sparse and…


Centre for Men Published in Abuse Awareness Magazine

A huge congrats to our Outreach and Communications Director Denise Fong on having her first editorial published in Abuse Awareness Magazine, which is published by the Canadian Centre for Abuse…


Our Legal Resource Centre Fourth Month Report

Our Legal Resource Centre Fourth Month Report We previously reported about the first month of our Legal Resource Centre. You can find the post here. We are now going on our fourth month and we are…


Canadian Men’s Health Week 2015

Canadian Men's Health Week 2015 The Canadian Centre for Men and Families is a partner agency for the Canadian Men's Health Foundation's Men's Health Week 2015, which is taking place from June 15 -…


U of T Psychiatry Prof Paul Sandor Appointed CCMF Advisor

Dr. Paul Sandor MD, FRCPC is a Professor of Psychiatry and Wolf Family Chair in Neurodevelopmental Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, Head of Neuropsychiatric Studies…


CCMF Welcomes Leading Criminal Lawyer Walter Fox as New Advisor

Walter Fox has long been recognized as a leader in criminal law and an influential authority on the subject. In 1971 he helped found the Criminal Lawyers Association in Ontario. For the past 35…


Will You Support Team CCMF in Fathers Day Prostate Cancer Walk/Run?

CCMF Joins Father's Day Prostate Cancer Walk Will you donate or join our team? A Message from our new CCMF President Dr. James S. Brown On Father's Day, June 21, 2015, a CCMF team will be…


CCMF Inaugurates Ottawa Branch

Media Advisory - For Immediate Release National Men’s Issues Charity CCMF Inaugurates Ottawa Branch Wednesday Advocacy for public policies improving health and welfare of boys and men begins in the…


CCMF Ottawa Inaugural Event & Book Launch

Canadian Centre for Men and Families - Ottawa and Area Branch to Hold Inaugural Event, June 3, 2015 Press Release: National Men’s Issues Charity CCMF Inaugurates Ottawa Branch Wednesday Book Launch…


Sing-along with James Brown

Dr. James Brown's Odyssey for Equality brings him to the library in Ramara, Ontario to host a sing-along about Jack and his friend Gizmo, while sharing the value of reading with the boys in the…


Our Legal Resource Centre First Month Report

Our Legal Resource Centre First Month Report The Canadian Centre for Men and Families and the Centre for Men has been involved in the creation of a men’s legal resource centre. The legal resource…


Parental Alienation Day 2015 Retrospective

April 25 was Parental Alienation Awareness Day. The overwhelming number of cases of parental alienation involve fathers after the breakdown of a marriage. As we reflect on our consciousness-raising…


Odyssey for Equality Posts 21-25

The Odyssey for Equality Posts #21 - 25 Report by Dr. James Brown My presentation at the community centre in Ramara, Ontario was very successful. Participants indicated that they had enjoyed it and…


Odyssey for Equality: Reports # 16-20

Dr. James Brown's Odyssey to tour the world with meetings and lectures aimed at improving the education of boys continues...Does anyone see a connection? (16) The research shows that children with…


McGill University (Montreal) men’s issues discussion group is emerging

We all need support and encouragement to be aware of what we think, what we say, and what we do. Notice your opinions. If you find yourself becoming aggressive about your opinions, notice that. If…


The Odyssey for Equality. Reports #11 – 15

Dr. James Brown's Odyssey for Equality for boys in our schools takes him to the UK. Does anyone see a connection? (11) The more parents talk to their children, the faster those children’s…


The Odyssey for Equality: Reports #6-10

The Odyssey for Equality – Phase 2 Does anyone see a connection? (6) Producers of school textbooks have been told that if the book contains pictures, if it is someone solving a problem, answering a…


Press Conference Videos Up: Violence Against Men Billboard Campaign

Press Conference Videos Up: Violence Against Men Billboard Campaign Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4


Vancouver Celebrates Parental Alienation Awareness Day April 25, 2015

“Bubbles of Love” Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Noon Parental Alienation Awareness Day Sponsored by the Canadian Centre for Men and Families Vancouver BranchApril is Child Abuse Prevention and…


CCMF’s Justin Trottier Addresses the Niagara Secular Humanists

CCMF Board Member Justin Trottier speaks before the Niagara Secular Humanist Association, discussing the vision for the Canadian Centre for Men and Families, and why men and society must meet each…


Can You Help Build a Men’s Issues Society at Ryerson University? Join us Feb 26

Can You Help Build a Men's Issues Society at Ryerson University? The Canadian Centre for Men and Families will be joining with students to sponsor a special presentation and discussion event at…


The Future of Gender Equity: CCMF board rep participates in new online debate

Recently a new online debate forum - the "tete a tete" forum - was established and its opening issue was entitled: "What changes can we make to our social, political and legal institutions to…


Lost Generation Part 14: Ways to deal with PA as an alienated parents

By Kiran Thomas, CCMF Volunteer Parents to understand PAS and tale help from experts to break through PAS. Needs to remain calm since a person who reacts in anger is proving the alienator's point…


Lost Generation Part 13: How to stop/escape Parental Alienation

By Kiran Thomas, CCMF Volunteer Prevention is critical as it is easier to stop children from becoming alienated than it is to undo the alienation once the children have adopted false ideas and…


RIP – Danny Guspie 1958 to 2015 – Church Service Jan 31/15 Details

RIP - Danny Guspie 1958 to 2015 - Church Service Jan 31/15 Details A couple of week ago the Canadian Centre for Men and Families offered its remembrances for Danny Guspie, a fathers rights pioneer…


Lost Generation Part 12 : War between Fathers and Mothers

By Kiran Thomas, CCMF Volunteer Fathers were attempting to program their children, but they were less likely to be successful because the children were generally more closely bonded with their…


Lost Generation Part 11: Parental Alienation Is child Abuse

By Kiran Thomas, CCMF Volunteer For the child, parental alienation is a serious mental condition, based on a false belief that the alienated parent is a dangerous and unworthy parent. The severe…


Lost Generation Part 10: Parental Alienation

By Kiran Thomas, CCMF Volunteer Parental alienation is a social dynamic when a child expresses unjustified hatred or unreasonably strong dislike of one parent, making access by the rejected parent…


Update: Freedom of Information Request Filed with Legal Aid Ontario for Gender and Domestic Violence Statistics

We have recently filed a request, under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Ontario), to Legal Aid Ontario in order to attain statistics regarding domestic violence in Ontario…


Canadian Centre for Men and Families Mourns the Death of Danny Guspie (1958-2015)

Canadian Centre for Men and Families Mourns the Death of Danny Guspie (1958-2015) It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Danny Guspie. Danny Guspie, founder and executive director…


VIDEO POSTED: Press conference at the Canadian Centre for Men and Families

The press conference during the Grand Opening Week for the Canadian Centre for Men and Families on November 20, 2014 Short presentations by: Justin Trottier James Brown Eleanor Levine Denise Fong…


Thanks to You Our Year End Fundraising Campaign Exceeded Its Goal!

Thanks to You Our Year End Fundraising Campaign Exceeded Its Goal! Happy New Year from the Canadian Centre for Men and Families. As you know, our goal was to raise $25,000 during our 2014 year end…


Lost Generation Part 9 : Divorce and Child Custody

By Kiran Thomas, CCMF Volunteer In case of Separation or Divorce in a traditional family and the couples cannot decide on the child custody(decision making ability) in Canada, court will decide for…


From Advocacy to Action: On Launching the New Canadian Centre for Men and Families

From Advocacy to Action: On Launching the New Canadian Centre for Men and Families Submission by Denise Fong to the Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness by Denise Fong, Outreach Director, Canadian…


Lost Generation Part 8: Paternity Fraud and Child Support

By Kiran Thomas, CCMF Volunteer Typically in paternity fraud cases, the alleged father has been paying child support for numerous years and he later discovers that he is not the biological father of…


Our Board Member Paulette MacDonald Publishes in Durham News Calling for Support to Non-Custodial Parents

Christmas a sad time for non-custodial parents Oshawa This Week To the editor: It’s that time of year. Christmas, for most people, is a time for family and friends, filled with joy and celebration.…


Lost Generation Part 7: Paternity Fraud

By Kiran Thomas, CCMF Volunteer Paternity fraud occurs where the biological mother knows (or has good reason to believe) that the "father" is not really the biological father, yet she chooses to…


CCMF Vancouver hosts special meeting following inaugural public event

We're really pleased that CCMF Vancouver has begun to catalyze a growing group of men and women concerned with the health and well-being of boys, men and fathers in Vancouver. Following their…


Lost Generation Part 6: Fathers and Their Fragile Positions

By Kiran Thomas Are Fathers Necessary? Two years ago, columnist Maureen Dowd of the New York Times drew fire from a variety of people, men and women alike, with her controversial book asking Are Men…


Our Door is Open. How Far We Go To Support Boys & Men Depends on You

Our Door is Open.  How Far We Go To Support Boys & Men Depends on You You did it! Thanks to your support the Canadian Centre for Men and Families opened to the public this month to tremendous…


Lost Generation Part 5: Statistics on father-deprived children

By Kiran Thomas Father-deprived children are: 72% of all teenage murderers. 60% of rapists. 70% of kids incarcerated. Twice as likely to quit school. 11 times more likely to be violent. 3 of 4 teen…


Lost Generation Part 4: Father as a role model in a boy’s life

Fathers are understood as having a unique and essential role to play in a child's development, and boys benefit from a positive male role model as their own sense of identity is developing and they…


Announcing the Launch of the Canadian Centre for Men and Families (CCMF)

Announcing the Launch of the Canadian Centre for Men and Families (CCMF) Read the Media Advisory:  Toronto’s First “Men’s Centre” Opens Mon, Nov 17th Despite Earlier Opposition Canadian Centre for…


CCMF Comes to Vancouver! Inaugural Event Nov 14, 2014 at UBC

The inaugural event for CCMF's Vancouver Branch is Friday, Nov 14! Men as Victims of Domestic Violence Inconvenient truths vs. the Gender Paradigm Evidence contradicts our basic assumption that…


Lost Generation Part 3: Father as a role model in a girl’s life

Traditionally mothers are considered and in fact do have a big influence on daughters and how they evolve as part of society. However it’s interesting to know fathers have an equally great impact on…


Lost Generation Part 2: Importance of male models in a child’s life

Although 70% of male and female criminals had fatherless childhoods, a child without a father is not doomed to a life of crime and mental disorders. But there is a need for single moms to actively…


The Facts About Suicide and Men in Canada: An Infographic

Check out the Canadian Association for Equality infographic. View the png file below or download the pdf: The Facts on Suicide and Men in Canada CAFE Infographic  


CCMF Director Justin Trottier appears on John Oakley Show discussing Jian Ghomeshi and rape culture

This morning at 9:10am CCMF Director Justin Trottier joined host John Oakley on AM640 to discuss the larger implications of the controversy swirling around Jian Ghomeshi. In particular, he offered…


Celebrate Halloween at the Canadian Centre for Men and Families

Celebrate Halloween at the Canadian Centre for Men and Families The Canadian Centre for Men and Families invites you to join us for Halloween this Friday, October 31st. We'll be hosting a spooky…


Lost Generation: A series on Parental Alienation in Canada – Part 1: Masculinity

As per Wikipedia, Masculinity is a set of attributes, behaviors, and roles generally associated with boys and men. Masculinity is socially constructed, but made up of both socially-defined and…


Lost Generation: A Series on Parental Alienation In Canada

“I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren't trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom." - Umberto Eco, Foucault's Pendulum……


Media Alert: Our amazing guest speaker Lynne MacDonell talks sexual exploitation of men on Sun TV at 3:50PM ET

Hi everyone, We had the pleasure of an amazing and insightful talk from therapist and men's support group pioneer Lynne MacDonell last night at the University of Toronto. Despite attempts to impede…


CCMF is looking for a data/computer projector & literature display racks

We're looking for the following two items for the Canadian Centre for Men and Families. They need not be exactly identical but as similar as possible. If you have access to either or you know where…


CCMF announces The Honourable Roger Gallaway appointed to Advisory Committee

The Canadian Centre for Men and Families is absolutely delighted to announce The Honourable Roger Gallaway has accepted an appointment to our Advisory Committee. Roger has agreed to make a few…


Canadian Centre for Men and Families Opens Its Doors: Canadian Centre for Men and Families Update #5

Canadian Centre for Men and Families Opens Its Doors Although our official launch event is still several weeks away, the Canadian Centre for Men and Families, Toronto's first "Men's Centre," is now…


The Canadian Centre for Men and Families: A Busy Few Weeks

Thanks for following our progress as we build the Canadian Centre for Men and Families, Toronto's first "Men's Centre." Please take a moment to read the status reports we've posted to date. Access…


Clean Up, Set Up, Build Up: Canadian Centre for Men and Families Update #4

Eleanor and Michael get to work cataloguing and sorting our new library and working through a ton of admin tasks                     Jack, Roni…


Men’s Issues Went Global Tonight at the University of Toronto w/ Another Successful Event!

Thanks everyone who attended tonight's University of Toronto Men's Issues Awareness Society (UTMIA) event, "Men’s Issues Go Global," featuring Igor Serebryany, for your interest, your excellent…


Moving Day(s): Canadian Centre for Men and Families Update #3

After we put out the call for contributions, the response was overwhelming. Over a series of "moving days," occurring during the first 10 days after we signed our lease, we accumulated a high number…


We Need Your Help: Canadian Centre for Men and Families Update #2

CAFE Moves Into Our First Home... And We Need All Your help! We have some very exciting news to share. Thanks to all your support and a good deal of hard work and patience, yesterday we gained access…


Access Granted: Canadian Centre for Men and Families Update #1

The Canadian Centre for Men and Families will be providing a series of ongoing updates as we document the process of establishing the Canadian Centre for Men and Families, Toronto's first "Men's…


CCMF Welcomes New Advisor: Masculinities Researcher, Social Scientist Dr. Silvia Medrano

Dr. Silvia Medrano is writing her third book about Masculinities, focused on schoolboys from the Darftord Grammar School in England. Research and writing about it are her passion, and she never…


Welcome to new CCMF Advisor Rod Keays

Rod Keays is the President of the Well Site Retreat Centre for men and boys in Victoria BC, and the author of “The Naturally Good Man and the Ten Thousand Blades of Life”. His book is a history of…


CCMF welcomes new advisor: Douglas Gosse, Full Professor of Social Justice & Culture Studies, Nipissing University

The Canadian Centre for Men and Families is excited to welcome Douglas Gosse as our newest Advisor. Professor Gosse is a Full Professor of Social Justice & Cultural Studies at Nipissing…


“Just the Beginning”: Join Auction and Entertainment Extravaganza to Close the Men’s Centre Campaign, December 1

The Campaign to Establish the Canadian Centre for Men and Families has been a remarkable success, and has galvanized a community that cares deeply about boys, men and families. While the challenges…


Canadian Centre for Men and Families Reaches Fundraising Goal!

Read About and Support the Campaign to Establish the Canadian Centre for Men and Families Join the Canadian Association for Equality Tonight tune in to TV Ontario to watch our Spokesperson Adam…


Media Advisory: Canadian “Men’s Centre” Soon a Reality as Fundraising Nears Goal

MEDIA ADVISORY - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Canadian “Men’s Centre” Soon a Reality as Fundraising Nears Goal Indiegogo Crowdfunding Initiative Launched as Campaign Announces Dec 1 End TORONTO, ONTARIO --…


Focus Group For Men With Eating Disorders and Body-Image Issues

Sheena's Place, a centre in Toronto for individuals, families, and friends affected by eating disorders, is looking to explore men's experiences with eating disorders as well as difficulties with…


York film student documentary on child custody: Call for Participants

The Canadian Centre for Men and Families is pleased to pass along the following message: I am a Film Production student at York University. In the next few months, my assignment is to make a…


Canadian Centre for Men and Families in the news! Get More Information

The Campaign to Establish the Canadian Centre for Men and Families has reached $20,000, out of a goal of $50,000. In addition, we have just received a pledge of $10,000 to match any membership funds…


Dr. Jim Brown’s Tour “Odyssey for Equality in our Schools” is underway!

After a forty year career in education, during which he has held virtually every position possible in the profession, Dr. James S. Brown is currently undertaking a new project aimed at raising public…


Join or Sponsor the CCMF Team Participating in the Fathers Day Prostate Cancer Walk/Run

The Canadian Centre for Men and Families will be participating as a team in the upcoming June 16 Fathers Day Prostate Cancer Walk/Run to benefit Prostate Cancer Canada Prostate cancer is the most…


Dr. James Brown, Educator, joins CCMF Advisory Committee

The Canadian Centre for Men and Families is pleased to welcome Dr. James Brown to our Advisory Committee. James Brown, M.A., M.ed, Ed.D., is a parent, an educator, a researcher and a writer. He has…


$30K Simon Fraser University Men’s Centre!

$30K to be invested by student union in Simon Fraser University Men's Centre, a first in Canada! Click here for story in the SFU Peak


Join CAFE at the Harry Spring Run off for Prostate Cancer April 7

This is a last reminder that the Canadian Centre for Men and Families will be participating in the Prostate Cancer awareness and fundraising event the "Harry's Spring Run-Off" in High Park (Toronto)…


University Men’s Collectives

The Canadian Centre for Men and Families, as part of its Men's Issues Awareness (MIA) Campaign is looking to build on the momentum created by new Men's groups at Brandon University (in Manitoba), the…


First Canadian University Men’s Collective Off the Ground; Hopefully, the first of many

Sometimes just when you think there's no hope for progress, something unexpected turns up. A group at Brandon University in Manitoba is fighting to have a Men's Collective organization established…


Help Fight Prostate Cancer, Men’s Second Leading Cause of Death

The website for the prostate fundraising charity the Movember Foundation of Canada reads: Which ever way we look at it, men are far less healthy than women. The average life expectancy for men is…