CAFE’s success continues to depend on the astonishing dedication and commitment of its large and growing team of volunteers. You can make essential contributions to our transformational work by joining today.

The following is the CAFE volunteer listing. If you are interested in volunteering for a role not described here, you are welcome to email info@equalitycanada.com.

The Canadian Association for Equality is committed to achieving equality for all Canadians, regardless of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, family status, race, ethnicity, creed, age or disability. In particular, we are interested in gender equality, that is on achieving equality for all men, women, girls and boys. While we support all efforts at achieving gender equality, we will work for balance and fairness within this societal project by focusing our limited resources on those areas of gender which are understudied in contemporary culture. This has led us to a current focus on the status, health and well-being of boys and men, where attention, investment and support for educational and social programs stands at a level that is far from equal to the seriousness of the problem, while also being significantly underdeveloped compared to the resources in other important areas of social improvement.

Major areas of concern:
* Boys crises – Education, drop out, under-enrolment * Workplace Issues eg. Workplace safety * Men’s Health * Family law/Fathers rights * Men and Violence (domestic violent, warfare) * Crime and Punishment/Legal Biases against Men * Media, Social and Cultural Misandry * Academic Misandry We provide current evidence-based research and balanced information. We also provides opportunities to engage in furthering this cause by participating in discussions, events and family-friendly activities. We sincerely believe the goal of true equality and human rights is best served by conducting inclusive conversations based on facts and evidence, not by promoting ideology or special interest agendas.

Men’s issues of interest:
* Boys crises – Education, high school drop out rates, boys lower score tests and higher disciplinary rates, low university enrolment * Workplace Issues eg. Workplace safety * Men’s Health * Family law/Fathers rights * Men and Violence * Crime and Punishment/Legal Biases against Men * Media, Social and Cultural Misandry * Academic Misandry (eg. in gender studies and culture studies programs)

We are looking for individuals to volunteer in a variety of areas:
* blogging * event coordination and speaker invitation * public speaking and media representation * podcasting – promotions, audio editing, etc * youtube – promotions, video editing, etc * campus outreach – please indicate if you are a student, what level you are in, and where you are studying * a variety of consciousness-raising and public outreach initiatives (eg. ribbon campaigns) * general promotions – postering, emails, social networking * political lobbying

Client Services
1. Complete intake and assessment of new participants, ensuring program eligibility, and assessing immediate and longer-term participant needs and goals.
3. Provide crisis intervention counselling and support, including completing suicide risk assessments, and creating safety plans with participants dealing with abuse and violence.
4. Assist clients to access third party resources, such as housing, shelter, income assistance, employment support, legal assistance and other resources.
5. Ensure confidentiality, collection of data and completion of case file documentation as required.

Program Operations, Delivery and Evaluation
1. Responsible for scheduling all appointments with staff at the CCMF
2. Responsible for recruiting participants into group programs and ensuring programs are kept at capacity.
3. Responsible to liaise between clients and program facilitators and counsellors.
4. Responsible for implementing evaluation processes with client program participants.
5. Supports the development and improvement of new and existing programs.

Community Participation
1. Supports the marketing and advertising of programs.
2. Supports community outreach, networking and strategic alliance creation with other agencies.

Qualifications
The following are ideal qualifications of the successful candidate. Candidates who do not have every item in this list are still welcome to apply.
Knowledge and experience working with boys, men and fathers
Experience working in drop-in settings, working within a peer-support framework, or experience providing counselling and support related to such issues as homelessness, mental health, trauma, transitioning and/or coming out, substance use, family support, accessing legal support, housing, employment and education
Demonstrated ability to work independently and within a team, to problem solve, and to remain flexible and able to adapt within a busy and changing environment
Master Degree in social work (MSW), Psychology, Social Service Work, Community Health or a related program and/or an equivalent combination of education/experience or working toward this professional accreditation.
Experience working in drop-in settings, working within a peer-support framework
Ability to manage conflict, crisis and escalating situations calmly and confidently
Excellent written and verbal communication and organizational skills

From events planning to grant writing to donor stewardships and membership, our volunteers have worked hard to raise funds for the first ever Canadian Centre for Men and Families. Help us continue this success and grow our centre, Toronto’s first social service agency providing workshops, support and counselling dedicated to fathers, boys men and their families!

We are currently looking for a fundraising volunteer who will specialize in the area of individual donors and stewardship.This individual will work with the Director of Development and the Fundraising Committee to develop relationships with past, present and prospective donors to the organization.
Working with staff and other volunteers, this individual will:
– Communicate with supporters in person, by phone and via email as part of ongoing donor relations
– Review and analyse past donor activity
– Develop donor recognition strategies

We are looking for a volunteer grants researcher/writer; ideal for a student, recent graduate or seasoned fundraiser. The position includes performing research to determine potential grants and funding sources available both locally and nationally, compiling the necessary information, and preparing and submitting grant proposals and applications according to the funder’s criteria and timelines.Follow up with grant-making organizations may also be required if additional information or reports are requested.
Responsibilities:
– Actively seek new funders in the foundation, corporate and government sectors;
– Develop funding proposal content with CCMF staff; write proposals
– Coordinate reporting on grants and donations to funders
– Create and maintain an up to date fundraising calendar that tracks proposal deadlines, reporting deadlines and other information relevant to institutional funders;
– Assist with the development and stewardship of strategic corporate and foundation partners;
– Establish and maintain relationships with the corporate and foundation sector as appropriate;

We’re looking for volunteers to assist our Toronto team in organizing and hosting important events exploring men’s health and other men’s issues at sites across the GTA.
The Canadian Centre for Men and Families is looking for an Event Planner and an Event Marketer to assists our Toronto team in organizing and hosting important events exploring men’s health, issues and topics at events across the GTA.
As an Event Marketer or Planner your responsibilities will include
Event planning, design and production within tight deadlines
Working with the Centre and with organizations such as U of T to identify what is needed for a particular event.
Organizing facilities and details such as decor, catering, entertainment, transportation, location, invitee list, special guests, equipment, promotional material etc.
We are looking for a successful and enthusiastic event planner and/or marketer to produce events from conception through to completion.
Responsibilities
Event planning, design and production while managing all project delivery elements within tight deadlines
Liaise with clients to identify their needs and to ensure customer satisfaction
Conduct market research, gather information and negotiate contracts prior to closing any deals
Provide feedback and periodic reports to stakeholders
Propose ideas to improve provided services and event quality
Organize facilities and manage all event’s details such as decor, catering, entertainment, transportation, location, invitee list, special guests, equipment, promotional material etc
Ensure compliance with insurance, legal, health and safety obligations
Specify staff requirements and coordinate their activities
Cooperate with marketing and PR to promote and publicize event
Proactively handle any arising issues and troubleshoot any emerging problems on the event day
Conduct pre- and post – event evaluations and report on outcomes
Research market, identify event opportunities and generate interest

CAFE is looking for individuals to undertake research and policy writing in a variety of areas, including boys issues, fathers issues and men’s health. Those with a research and policy writing background are especially encouraged to apply.

Skills And Experience Required:
*Be familiar with conducting research from various sources, and amalgamating it into clear, informative, and professional reports *Experience in policy writing would be a bonus. * Enthusiasm and moderate knowledge for the diversity of topics which we cover * A “classy” approach to written correspondence with any contacts found through research * A Google account (@gmail address) is important * Familiarity with Google Documents (docs and spreadsheets) is a strong asset; moderate talent/skill for things like online checklists and respect for processes which require you to use/maintain online resources such as lists, tables, etc.

CAFE is looking for volunteers with graphic design experience to assist with creating posters, flyers, banners, and on-line graphical content.

If you’re a marketing and communications guru, or just love to write, we’d love your in getting the word out about us and our work at the Canadian Centre for Men and Families, Toronto’s first social service agency providing workshops, support and counselling dedicated to fathers, boys men and their families!

We’re looking for volunteers to assist with our video production on our YouTube channel “EqualityCanadaTV”, which features event coverage, interviews and investigative journalism. We require individuals with production experience, technical skills with either podcasting or video production, marketing and promotional skills/background, interest in public speaking and conducting interviews, and general interest in working on a podcast or a YouTube show.

We require individuals with expertise and skills in utilizing social networking like facebook, twitter, reddit, digg, etc, to market a non-profit organization and related social causes.

We are looking for volunteers to join our Public Policy and Advocacy department.
CAFE is looking for individuals to undertake research and policy writing in a variety of areas, including boys issues, fathers issues and men’s health. Those with a research and policy writing background are especially encouraged to apply.

We are looking for undergrad students, grad students, alumni, faculty or staff at any Canadian university of college interested in either being a leader or a member of a “Men’s Issues Awareness” Campus Society. For example, the “Men’s Issues Awareness at York University.”

We are looking for a facilitator for the Peer Support group, a safe space for fathers, boys and men of all ages to discuss whatever difficulties or hardships they are experiencing. Issues might include family break-up, loss of a loved one, employment challenges, or absolutely any other experiences you wish to share. The program will combine emotional support as well as practical information.
The ideal candidate will have social work or social services background, or experience with support group facilitation. Any interested candidates should apply.
The Canadian Centre for Men and Families is the first facility of its kind in Toronto. We’re a new social service facility focused on workshops, support groups and counselling dedicated to fathers, boys, men and their families. Programs include grief counselling, trauma and abuse support, anger management, suicide prevention, fathering, tutoring, mentorship and legal aid. We provide services, research, advocacy, outreach and public education on all aspects of men’s issues.

About Canadian Centre for Men and Families:
Established in 2014, the Canadian Centre for Men and Families (CCMF) is Toronto’s first hub for the health and well-being of boys, men, fathers and families. The Centre is an open, inclusive and safe space, providing therapy and counselling, peer support, a legal clinic, fathering programs, mentorship and support services for male victims of trauma and violence. We provide services, research, advocacy, outreach and public education on all aspects of men’s issues.

About the Program:
CCMF will once again offer the Fathering After Separation or Divorce (FASD) program, dedicated to divorced or separated fathers. The ‘Fathering After Separation or Divorce program will provide a broad range of knowledge, resources and skills for fathers looking to maintain a strong relationship with their children following a divorce or separation.

Position Summary:
The Parenting Program Coordinator will provide valuable knowledge, resources and skills with a curriculum built for fathers, through the facilitation of an 8 week program.
Time commitment of three hours per week starting May 2017.
Lead weekly counselling sessions with the client and their new support group present
Develop ways for the support group to assist in the treatment and progress of the client
Monitor and modify treatment plan as necessary based on client and support group feedback
Conform to all required documentation and ethics requirements

Skills and Qualifications:
Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or Social Work required
Master’s degree in Clinical and/or Counselling Psychology or Social Work is an asset
Experience running group therapy and counselling sessions
Experience in the development, facilitation and promotion of self-help programs, community meetings and workshops;
Experience in advocacy & referral, research/data collection and community development;
Experience in the development and promotion of parenting programs within the GTA is considered an asset;
Excellent written, verbal, facilitation and communication skills;
Strong organization skills and initiative;
Ability to work evenings
Remain current with new policies, services, resources and legislation applicable to the mental health community and peer movement.
Demonstrated behavior consistent with organizational values and peer support code of conduct.
Sound judgement and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Strong relationship building skills and demonstrates good judgement regarding boundaries and limitations related to peer’s concerns, a peer’s personal or financial concerns and interpersonal relationships with peers.

The CCMMF appreciates the interest of all applicants; however, only those individuals considered for an interview will be contacted.

Established in 2014, the Canadian Centre for Men and Families (CCMF) is Toronto’s first hub for the health and well-being of boys, men, fathers and families. The Centre is an open, inclusive and safe space, providing therapy and counselling, peer support, a legal clinic, fathering programs, mentorship and support services for male victims of trauma and violence. We provide services, research, advocacy, outreach and public education on all aspects of men’s issues.
We are looking for a counselor with experience in providing support to survivors of trauma, domestic violence or sexual assault. The Counsellor will deliver individual and group counselling to men from diverse communities who have experienced and/or witnessed violence.
Responsibilities:
Provide trauma-informed counselling to men and their families who have experienced abuse/domestic violence.
Provide individual support for clients including intake, assessment, case planning and follow-up.
Support client towards self-efficacy and personal wellness by providing information on the impact of trauma, affirming their resilience and promoting thoughtful informed decision-making
Maintain up to date, accurate documentation
Qualifications:
Bachelor of Social Work (BSW); Master of Social Work (MSW) an asset; equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
3 years counselling and/or group work experience with men and children affected by abuse
Knowledge of various counselling methodologies and their application to resolving trauma
Competence in working with men from diverse backgrounds
Flexibility in work hours
Previous counselling experience preferred
Criminal records’ check and Child/Youth Intervention Check (current within past 3 months)
Proficient in MS Office, (Outlook, Word, Excel) and case management database
Volunteer Mental Health Counsellor

Established in 2014, the Canadian Centre for Men and Families (CCMF) is Toronto’s first hub for the health and well-being of boys, men, fathers and families. The Centre is an open, inclusive and safe space, providing therapy and counselling, peer support, a legal clinic, fathering programs, mentorship and support services for male victims of trauma and violence. We provide services, research, advocacy, outreach and public education on all aspects of men’s issues.
The Mental Health counsellor will provide services and support to men and families with a broad range of mental health, emotional health and substance use issues, assessment time-limited individual, couple, and family counselling. They will make the links between mental health and substance use problems, and trauma, violence, family or relationship issues, loss, coming out, and transitioning. As part of the CCMF team, you will require well developed skills in crisis intervention, assessment, treatment plans and facility with a variety of treatment options. CCMF clients include men, couples, families with diverse backgrounds and a broad array of clinical presentations.

Qualifications & Skills:
Minimum of 2 years in a case management and/or counselling role
Solid understanding of issues related to family violence, supported by a diploma or preferably a degree in the Social Sciences and/or related work experience.
Solid understanding of the links between violence, trauma, addictions and mental health
Knowledge of casework and Motivational Interviewing counselling principles
Sound knowledge of community agencies and relevant legislation
Excellent engagement and assessment skills
Strong brief intervention skills such as solution focused and cognitive behavioral approaches
Commitment to working within an anti-oppressive framework and demonstrated understanding of the links between trauma and mental health, emotional health and substance use problems
Excellent knowledge of relevant community resources
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Strong analytical/critical thinking and sound judgment
Ability to work independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team
Excellent interpersonal skills
Ability to work effectively in a fully computerized office environment
Basic First Aid and CPR certification

Looking for experience in a community services environment? Volunteer a shift at the Canadian Centre for Men and Families, Toronto’s first social service agency providing workshops, support and counselling dedicated to fathers, boys men and their families! Shifts may include file clerking, appointment booking and general office management functions.

From fundraising to memberships, our volunteers have worked hard to create the Canadian Centre for Men and Families, the first mental health and social service agency for men and their families. Help us continue this success and grow our centre. We host therapy, peer support, legal assistance, fathering and abuse support programs.

We are currently looking for a Memberships Coordinator Volunteer to help manage our memberships program.This individual will work with the Director of Development and the Fundraising Committee to oversee all aspects of the program.

Duties include:

– Entering new member information
– Processing payment of membership dues
– Work with staff member (Director of Development) to update and maintain all records concerning memberships.
– Following up with membership renewals as they come due, including:
– Contacting members via email or telephone to remind them to renew their memberships
– Reviewing and following up on memberships which have lapsed

Connecting with community partners to inform on CCMF programming and services. If you’re familiar with the community and interested in core social services, sign up with community outreach with the Canadian Centre for Men and Families, Toronto’s first social service agency providing workshops, support and counseling dedicated to fathers, boys men and their families!

We require volunteers to assist with the re-design and maintenance of our website at www.equalitycanada.com

Men’s Issues Awareness Project – General Volunteers

The Canadian Association for Equality is committed to achieving equality for all Canadians, regardless of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, family status, race, ethnicity, creed, age or disability. In particular, we are interested in gender equality, that is on achieving equality for all men, women, girls and boys. While we support all efforts at achieving gender equality, we will work for balance and fairness within this societal project by focusing our limited resources on those areas of gender which are understudied in contemporary culture. This has led us to a current focus on the status, health and well-being of boys and men, where attention, investment and support for educational and social programs stands at a level that is far from equal to the seriousness of the problem, while also being significantly underdeveloped compared to the resources in other important areas of social improvement.

Major areas of concern:
* Boys crises – Education, drop out, under-enrolment * Workplace Issues eg. Workplace safety * Men’s Health * Family law/Fathers rights * Men and Violence (domestic violent, warfare) * Crime and Punishment/Legal Biases against Men * Media, Social and Cultural Misandry * Academic Misandry We provide current evidence-based research and balanced information. We also provides opportunities to engage in furthering this cause by participating in discussions, events and family-friendly activities. We sincerely believe the goal of true equality and human rights is best served by conducting inclusive conversations based on facts and evidence, not by promoting ideology or special interest agendas.

Men’s issues of interest:
* Boys crises – Education, high school drop out rates, boys lower score tests and higher disciplinary rates, low university enrolment * Workplace Issues eg. Workplace safety * Men’s Health * Family law/Fathers rights * Men and Violence * Crime and Punishment/Legal Biases against Men * Media, Social and Cultural Misandry * Academic Misandry (eg. in gender studies and culture studies programs)

We are looking for individuals to volunteer in a variety of areas:
* blogging * event coordination and speaker invitation * public speaking and media representation * podcasting – promotions, audio editing, etc * youtube – promotions, video editing, etc * campus outreach – please indicate if you are a student, what level you are in, and where you are studying * a variety of consciousness-raising and public outreach initiatives (eg. ribbon campaigns) * general promotions – postering, emails, social networking * political lobbying

Client Intake and Management Officer

Client Services
1. Complete intake and assessment of new participants, ensuring program eligibility, and assessing immediate and longer-term participant needs and goals.
3. Provide crisis intervention counselling and support, including completing suicide risk assessments, and creating safety plans with participants dealing with abuse and violence.
4. Assist clients to access third party resources, such as housing, shelter, income assistance, employment support, legal assistance and other resources.
5. Ensure confidentiality, collection of data and completion of case file documentation as required.

Program Operations, Delivery and Evaluation
1. Responsible for scheduling all appointments with staff at the CCMF
2. Responsible for recruiting participants into group programs and ensuring programs are kept at capacity.
3. Responsible to liaise between clients and program facilitators and counsellors.
4. Responsible for implementing evaluation processes with client program participants.
5. Supports the development and improvement of new and existing programs.

Community Participation
1. Supports the marketing and advertising of programs.
2. Supports community outreach, networking and strategic alliance creation with other agencies.

Qualifications
The following are ideal qualifications of the successful candidate. Candidates who do not have every item in this list are still welcome to apply.
Knowledge and experience working with boys, men and fathers
Experience working in drop-in settings, working within a peer-support framework, or experience providing counselling and support related to such issues as homelessness, mental health, trauma, transitioning and/or coming out, substance use, family support, accessing legal support, housing, employment and education
Demonstrated ability to work independently and within a team, to problem solve, and to remain flexible and able to adapt within a busy and changing environment
Master Degree in social work (MSW), Psychology, Social Service Work, Community Health or a related program and/or an equivalent combination of education/experience or working toward this professional accreditation.
Experience working in drop-in settings, working within a peer-support framework
Ability to manage conflict, crisis and escalating situations calmly and confidently
Excellent written and verbal communication and organizational skills

Fundraising Volunteer
From events planning to grant writing to donor stewardships and membership, our volunteers have worked hard to raise funds for the first ever Canadian Centre for Men and Families. Help us continue this success and grow our centre, Toronto’s first social service agency providing workshops, support and counselling dedicated to fathers, boys men and their families!

Fundraising – Individuals & Stewardship

We are currently looking for a fundraising volunteer who will specialize in the area of individual donors and stewardship.This individual will work with the Director of Development and the Fundraising Committee to develop relationships with past, present and prospective donors to the organization.
Working with staff and other volunteers, this individual will:
– Communicate with supporters in person, by phone and via email as part of ongoing donor relations
– Review and analyse past donor activity
– Develop donor recognition strategies

Grant Researcher-Writer Volunteer
We are looking for a volunteer grants researcher/writer; ideal for a student, recent graduate or seasoned fundraiser. The position includes performing research to determine potential grants and funding sources available both locally and nationally, compiling the necessary information, and preparing and submitting grant proposals and applications according to the funder’s criteria and timelines.Follow up with grant-making organizations may also be required if additional information or reports are requested.
Responsibilities:
– Actively seek new funders in the foundation, corporate and government sectors;
– Develop funding proposal content with CCMF staff; write proposals
– Coordinate reporting on grants and donations to funders
– Create and maintain an up to date fundraising calendar that tracks proposal deadlines, reporting deadlines and other information relevant to institutional funders;
– Assist with the development and stewardship of strategic corporate and foundation partners;
– Establish and maintain relationships with the corporate and foundation sector as appropriate;

Event Planner

We’re looking for volunteers to assist our Toronto team in organizing and hosting important events exploring men’s health and other men’s issues at sites across the GTA.
The Canadian Centre for Men and Families is looking for an Event Planner and an Event Marketer to assists our Toronto team in organizing and hosting important events exploring men’s health, issues and topics at events across the GTA.
As an Event Marketer or Planner your responsibilities will include
Event planning, design and production within tight deadlines
Working with the Centre and with organizations such as U of T to identify what is needed for a particular event.
Organizing facilities and details such as decor, catering, entertainment, transportation, location, invitee list, special guests, equipment, promotional material etc.
We are looking for a successful and enthusiastic event planner and/or marketer to produce events from conception through to completion.
Responsibilities
Event planning, design and production while managing all project delivery elements within tight deadlines
Liaise with clients to identify their needs and to ensure customer satisfaction
Conduct market research, gather information and negotiate contracts prior to closing any deals
Provide feedback and periodic reports to stakeholders
Propose ideas to improve provided services and event quality
Organize facilities and manage all event’s details such as decor, catering, entertainment, transportation, location, invitee list, special guests, equipment, promotional material etc
Ensure compliance with insurance, legal, health and safety obligations
Specify staff requirements and coordinate their activities
Cooperate with marketing and PR to promote and publicize event
Proactively handle any arising issues and troubleshoot any emerging problems on the event day
Conduct pre- and post – event evaluations and report on outcomes
Research market, identify event opportunities and generate interest

Researcher/Writer

CAFE is looking for individuals to undertake research and policy writing in a variety of areas, including boys issues, fathers issues and men’s health. Those with a research and policy writing background are especially encouraged to apply.

Skills And Experience Required:
*Be familiar with conducting research from various sources, and amalgamating it into clear, informative, and professional reports *Experience in policy writing would be a bonus. * Enthusiasm and moderate knowledge for the diversity of topics which we cover * A “classy” approach to written correspondence with any contacts found through research * A Google account (@gmail address) is important * Familiarity with Google Documents (docs and spreadsheets) is a strong asset; moderate talent/skill for things like online checklists and respect for processes which require you to use/maintain online resources such as lists, tables, etc.

Graphic Designer

CAFE is looking for volunteers with graphic design experience to assist with creating posters, flyers, banners, and on-line graphical content.

Marketing, Communications & Social Media

If you’re a marketing and communications guru, or just love to write, we’d love your in getting the word out about us and our work at the Canadian Centre for Men and Families, Toronto’s first social service agency providing workshops, support and counselling dedicated to fathers, boys men and their families!

Multimedia Committee (Podcast, YouTube)

We’re looking for volunteers to assist with our video production on our YouTube channel “EqualityCanadaTV”, which features event coverage, interviews and investigative journalism. We require individuals with production experience, technical skills with either podcasting or video production, marketing and promotional skills/background, interest in public speaking and conducting interviews, and general interest in working on a podcast or a YouTube show.

Social Media Committee

We require individuals with expertise and skills in utilizing social networking like facebook, twitter, reddit, digg, etc, to market a non-profit organization and related social causes.

Public Policy and Advocacy

We are looking for volunteers to join our Public Policy and Advocacy department.
CAFE is looking for individuals to undertake research and policy writing in a variety of areas, including boys issues, fathers issues and men’s health. Those with a research and policy writing background are especially encouraged to apply.

University/College Campus Group Leaders/Members

We are looking for undergrad students, grad students, alumni, faculty or staff at any Canadian university of college interested in either being a leader or a member of a “Men’s Issues Awareness” Campus Society. For example, the “Men’s Issues Awareness at York University.”

Men’s Peer Support Group Facilitator

We are looking for a facilitator for the Peer Support group, a safe space for fathers, boys and men of all ages to discuss whatever difficulties or hardships they are experiencing. Issues might include family break-up, loss of a loved one, employment challenges, or absolutely any other experiences you wish to share. The program will combine emotional support as well as practical information.
The ideal candidate will have social work or social services background, or experience with support group facilitation. Any interested candidates should apply.
The Canadian Centre for Men and Families is the first facility of its kind in Toronto. We’re a new social service facility focused on workshops, support groups and counselling dedicated to fathers, boys, men and their families. Programs include grief counselling, trauma and abuse support, anger management, suicide prevention, fathering, tutoring, mentorship and legal aid. We provide services, research, advocacy, outreach and public education on all aspects of men’s issues.

Parenting Program Coordinator – Volunteer

About Canadian Centre for Men and Families:
Established in 2014, the Canadian Centre for Men and Families (CCMF) is Toronto’s first hub for the health and well-being of boys, men, fathers and families. The Centre is an open, inclusive and safe space, providing therapy and counselling, peer support, a legal clinic, fathering programs, mentorship and support services for male victims of trauma and violence. We provide services, research, advocacy, outreach and public education on all aspects of men’s issues.

About the Program:
CCMF will once again offer the Fathering After Separation or Divorce (FASD) program, dedicated to divorced or separated fathers. The ‘Fathering After Separation or Divorce program will provide a broad range of knowledge, resources and skills for fathers looking to maintain a strong relationship with their children following a divorce or separation.

Position Summary:
The Parenting Program Coordinator will provide valuable knowledge, resources and skills with a curriculum built for fathers, through the facilitation of an 8 week program.
Time commitment of three hours per week starting May 2017.
Lead weekly counselling sessions with the client and their new support group present
Develop ways for the support group to assist in the treatment and progress of the client
Monitor and modify treatment plan as necessary based on client and support group feedback
Conform to all required documentation and ethics requirements

Skills and Qualifications:
Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or Social Work required
Master’s degree in Clinical and/or Counselling Psychology or Social Work is an asset
Experience running group therapy and counselling sessions
Experience in the development, facilitation and promotion of self-help programs, community meetings and workshops;
Experience in advocacy & referral, research/data collection and community development;
Experience in the development and promotion of parenting programs within the GTA is considered an asset;
Excellent written, verbal, facilitation and communication skills;
Strong organization skills and initiative;
Ability to work evenings
Remain current with new policies, services, resources and legislation applicable to the mental health community and peer movement.
Demonstrated behavior consistent with organizational values and peer support code of conduct.
Sound judgement and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Strong relationship building skills and demonstrates good judgement regarding boundaries and limitations related to peer’s concerns, a peer’s personal or financial concerns and interpersonal relationships with peers.

The CCMMF appreciates the interest of all applicants; however, only those individuals considered for an interview will be contacted.

Trauma and Crisis Counselor/Therapist

Established in 2014, the Canadian Centre for Men and Families (CCMF) is Toronto’s first hub for the health and well-being of boys, men, fathers and families. The Centre is an open, inclusive and safe space, providing therapy and counselling, peer support, a legal clinic, fathering programs, mentorship and support services for male victims of trauma and violence. We provide services, research, advocacy, outreach and public education on all aspects of men’s issues.
We are looking for a counselor with experience in providing support to survivors of trauma, domestic violence or sexual assault. The Counsellor will deliver individual and group counselling to men from diverse communities who have experienced and/or witnessed violence.
Responsibilities:
Provide trauma-informed counselling to men and their families who have experienced abuse/domestic violence.
Provide individual support for clients including intake, assessment, case planning and follow-up.
Support client towards self-efficacy and personal wellness by providing information on the impact of trauma, affirming their resilience and promoting thoughtful informed decision-making
Maintain up to date, accurate documentation
Qualifications:
Bachelor of Social Work (BSW); Master of Social Work (MSW) an asset; equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
3 years counselling and/or group work experience with men and children affected by abuse
Knowledge of various counselling methodologies and their application to resolving trauma
Competence in working with men from diverse backgrounds
Flexibility in work hours
Previous counselling experience preferred
Criminal records’ check and Child/Youth Intervention Check (current within past 3 months)
Proficient in MS Office, (Outlook, Word, Excel) and case management database
Volunteer Mental Health Counsellor

Established in 2014, the Canadian Centre for Men and Families (CCMF) is Toronto’s first hub for the health and well-being of boys, men, fathers and families. The Centre is an open, inclusive and safe space, providing therapy and counselling, peer support, a legal clinic, fathering programs, mentorship and support services for male victims of trauma and violence. We provide services, research, advocacy, outreach and public education on all aspects of men’s issues.
The Mental Health counsellor will provide services and support to men and families with a broad range of mental health, emotional health and substance use issues, assessment time-limited individual, couple, and family counselling. They will make the links between mental health and substance use problems, and trauma, violence, family or relationship issues, loss, coming out, and transitioning. As part of the CCMF team, you will require well developed skills in crisis intervention, assessment, treatment plans and facility with a variety of treatment options. CCMF clients include men, couples, families with diverse backgrounds and a broad array of clinical presentations.

Qualifications & Skills:
Minimum of 2 years in a case management and/or counselling role
Solid understanding of issues related to family violence, supported by a diploma or preferably a degree in the Social Sciences and/or related work experience.
Solid understanding of the links between violence, trauma, addictions and mental health
Knowledge of casework and Motivational Interviewing counselling principles
Sound knowledge of community agencies and relevant legislation
Excellent engagement and assessment skills
Strong brief intervention skills such as solution focused and cognitive behavioral approaches
Commitment to working within an anti-oppressive framework and demonstrated understanding of the links between trauma and mental health, emotional health and substance use problems
Excellent knowledge of relevant community resources
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Strong analytical/critical thinking and sound judgment
Ability to work independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team
Excellent interpersonal skills
Ability to work effectively in a fully computerized office environment
Basic First Aid and CPR certification

Management and Admin Volunteer

Looking for experience in a community services environment? Volunteer a shift at the Canadian Centre for Men and Families, Toronto’s first social service agency providing workshops, support and counselling dedicated to fathers, boys men and their families! Shifts may include file clerking, appointment booking and general office management functions.

Membership Administrator Volunteer

From fundraising to memberships, our volunteers have worked hard to create the Canadian Centre for Men and Families, the first mental health and social service agency for men and their families. Help us continue this success and grow our centre. We host therapy, peer support, legal assistance, fathering and abuse support programs.

We are currently looking for a Memberships Coordinator Volunteer to help manage our memberships program.This individual will work with the Director of Development and the Fundraising Committee to oversee all aspects of the program.

Duties include:

– Entering new member information
– Processing payment of membership dues
– Work with staff member (Director of Development) to update and maintain all records concerning memberships.
– Following up with membership renewals as they come due, including:
– Contacting members via email or telephone to remind them to renew their memberships
– Reviewing and following up on memberships which have lapsed

Community Outreach Volunteer

Connecting with community partners to inform on CCMF programming and services. If you’re familiar with the community and interested in core social services, sign up with community outreach with the Canadian Centre for Men and Families, Toronto’s first social service agency providing workshops, support and counseling dedicated to fathers, boys men and their families!

Web Design/Webmaster

We require volunteers to assist with the re-design and maintenance of our website at www.equalitycanada.com