Men and Boys – Resources

This page was created to provide links to resources for Men & Boys / Fathers & Sons who would like to find out more about the following topics:

–  solutions to end violence against women and girls
–  reduce violence between men and boys
–  reduce violence between men and men
–  support men’s positive involvement
–  mental health
–  anger management
–  men and boys health
–  male sexual abuse
–  taking a stand on issues related to different forms of violence
–  challenge yourself
–  how men and boys can support each other
–  how to get engaged at home, at school, at work, at play
–  become allies to women and girls experiencing violence
–  gender-based violence issues
–  being a bystander to violence and bullying
–  peer cultures – peer pressure on men and boys

The Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre offers short term counselling services (drop-in, one-on-one basis or by appointment).  We can also refer you to other resources available to you in the community or at other resource centres.

Please check our website for upcoming workshops and events offered in our community or in the Ottawa area.


Group discussion in Orléans for guys into guys
Offered in collaboration with the following organizations: Ottawa Gay Men’s Wellness Initiative, Somerset West Community Health Centre, and AIDS Committee of Ottawa.

When: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 — 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre — 240 Centrum Blvd. #105
Info and registrations: Derek Cassidy — 613-440-3237

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Educational Seminar: Rebuilding when your relationship ends
when-your-relationship-ends-book-v-210-week program week program based on the book by Dr. Bruce Fisher’s book, Rebuilding: When Your Relationship Ends designed to help people healing from separation and divorce take charge of their lives with information, guidance and support. ■ Offered on Wednesdays
Starting: January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Where: Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre
Registration: As soon as possible with Tracy Pressé 613-830-4357 ext. 151

Engage in conversations  Conversations at the Royal

Several links below will bring to websites with more details on activities and events.



—     At home  —  Online  —  At the coffee shop  —  At work  —  In the park  —


March to May 2016 – Family Stories for Men
Information at

April 2016 – Group for Men/Fathers Who Care for Children with Special Needs
This group is the initiative of a WIMS parent (Walk in my shoes) – for men and fathers who care for children with various special needs – an opportunity to meet, exchange experiences, challenges and share in our struggles. The group is meant to be a place that is open and non-judgmental. It isn’t easy for men to speak openly together and this will be a place to do that.  Information at

November 25, 2015 to January 27, 2016
Catholic Family Service Ottawa (CFSO) “Moving beyond the blues” – Psycho-educational group for men

September 17, 2015
Conversations at The Royal
“Understanding Depression: How Can You Help Yourself or a Loved One?”

June 16, 2015

The Men’s D.E.N.
Men’s Mental Health Awareness Day

May 8, 2015
Canadian Mental Health Association – Ottawa
“I don’t want to talk about it” – Men and Mental Health

March 10, 2015
“Violence Against Women – It’s a Men’s Issue”, presented by Crime Prevention Ottawa in partnership with the Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women.


Centre psychosocial
Centre francophone de santé mentale pour enfants, jeunes et familles.
For services in English please consult Crossroads at

Bullying and violence prevention towards children and youth.

Crossroads Ottawa
The Crossroads Children’s Centre is a fully accredited children’s mental health centre that provides services for children up to age 12 and their families.

Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin Initiative “I am a kind man”

Global campaign to activate youth to stop violence against women and girls.  Student-led program aims to teach teenage boys to stop violence against women.

MANifest a Change
“I can MANifest change” is a public awareness campaign – positively engaging men and boys in ending violence against women. I can MANifest change is about empowering men and boys.

Men’s D.E.N.
The Men’s Depression and Education Network — Information and e-tools for men suffering from depression / mental illness.

Ottawa Men’s Centre
Ottawa Men’s Centre is a dedicated support group whose primary goal is to stem the trend of suicide by fathers.

Rural Dads Matter
Rural Family Connections Inc. is a non-profit organization made up of parents, caregivers and childcare experts who work together to develop, offer and support quality early learning programs and childcare in our community.

The Men’s Project
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 Royal
The Royal is a mental health care and academic health science centre – combines the delivery of specialized mental health care, advocacy, research and education.

White Ribbon Campaign
White Ribbon is the world’s largest movement of men and boys working to end violence against women and girls, promote gender equity, healthy relationships and a new vision of masculinity.

Youth Service Bureau
Services in four core areas: mental health, community and housing, employment, and information on youth justice.


Anger Management
Ronald T. Potter-Efron, MSW, Ph.D.
Dr. Potter-Efron is the author of 16 books including Handbook of Anger Management, Angry All the Time, Letting Go of Anger, Letting Go of Shame, Healing the Angry Brain and his soon to be released book Anger Management and Domestic Violence Offender Treatment.

Are you a male victim of sexual abuse?

Positive Male Identity: What is a Real Man, Anyway?

Ted’s Talk
Violence Against Women – it’s a men’s issue