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COSTI Immigrant Services – Men’s Intervention (Partner Abuse)

Group Name: COSTI Immigrant Services – Men’s Intervention (Partner Abuse)

Description: Meeting the needs of a diverse society since 1952, COSTI Immigrant Services is a community-based multicultural agency providing employment, educational, settlement and social services to all immigrant communities, new Canadians and individuals in need of assistance. COSTI strives to be a leader in community service by using a client focused, proactive, and innovative approach in planning, developing and delivering services. Our programs ensure that regardless of language or cultural barriers, people who arrive in Canada are able to use their existing skills, learn new ones, and participate actively in all aspects of Canadian life.

Passi Nuovi is a culturally competent men’s intervention group for Italian Canadian men who are court mandated or voluntarily attend, and need to acknowledge their abuse towards their partners, wives, or girlfriends. Through their group participation, men gain a better understanding of the different types of abuse, and learn to take personal responsibility to reduce the abuse and violence. Services Available:

  • Individual assessment.
  • 16 weeks closed group, which focuses on teaching men who participate about different types of abuse ad taking responsibility for reducing violence.
  • Partner Contact and referral to the Violence Against Women program.
  • Support and resource information for partners.

****Staff at this location speak English and Italian. Fees are based on a sliding scale. Services are available to all Italian Canadian men residing in the Greater Toronto area and York Region.

Where: Family and Mental Health Services, Sheridan Mall, 1700 Wilson Ave., Suite 105
| Toronto, ON M3L 1B2

When: Tuesdays from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Contact: 416-658-1600 | 416-244-7714 | famcounselling@costi.org | info@costi.org | www.costi.org

Asian Community AIDS Services – Men’s Program

Group Name: Asian Community AIDS Services – Men’s Program

Description: Asian Community AIDS Services (ACAS) is a charitable, non-profit, community-based organization located in Toronto, Canada. We provide safer sex education and services to the East and Southeast Asian communities and support services to persons living with HIV/AIDS and members of the LGBTQ communities. Our programs are based on a pro-active and holistic approach to HIV/AIDS and are provided in a collaborative, empowering, and non-discriminatory manner.

The objective of the ACAS Men’s Program is to reduce the spread of HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) among Asian Men, including gay, bi and men who have sex with men (MSM). Men’s Program for gay, bi, and MSM East and Southeast Asian Men:

  • Asian Bathhouse Night at Spa Excess every third Thursday of the month
  • Community Based Research: Asian Men Pathways to Resiliency (AMP2R) Study
  • S.L.A.M! (Sex. Love. Asian Men!): Community sexual health forum for and by gay, bi, straight, trans Asian men

The Locker Room Project for straight, heterosexual East and Southeast Asian Men:

  • Educational outreach to straight, heterosexual Asian men in Toronto with a focus on promoting men’s health, sexual health and HIV/STI awareness and prevention.
  • Active physical events such as Rock Climbing and Muay Thai Boxing
  • Weekly posting of Facebook articles related to men’s health issues, sexual health and nutrition tips.

Where: 260 Spadina Ave, Suite 410 | Toronto, ON M5T 2E4

Contact: Ryan Tran 416-963-4300 Ext. 236 | mensexualhealth@acas.org | info@acas.org | www.acas.org

Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office – Men’s Group

Group Name: Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office – Men’s Group

Description: The Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office (TNO), a community-based, multicultural agency. We are the first stop in our neighbourhood for information, services and support. TNO is committed to building a safe and healthy community through supporting and strengthening the quality of individual and community life in Thorncliffe Park. Programs and services include information and referral, a family violence program, women’s counseling, settlement services, language classes for newcomers, employment assistance services, an Ontario Early Years Centre for Don Valley West riding, youth services and delivery of community information workshops and seminars.

Thorncliffe Men’s Group was formed by men who saw re-occurring issues in the community including economic hardship, domestic challenges and settlement difficulties among men. Re-defining what a man is in a new cultural context is also an “on-going process”. We’re a group of community members who decided to share our experiences of settling in Canada and living in Thorncliffe. We’re a diverse group of men from different cultures, races, religions and ages.

Where: 18 Thorncliffe Park Drive | Toronto, ON M4H 1N7

Contact: 416-467-0126 | 416-421-3054 | mensgroup@thorncliffe.org | info@Thorncliffe.org | www.thorncliffe.org

Planned Parenthood Toronto – Support for Young Men

Group Name: Planned Parenthood Toronto – Support for Young Men

Description: Planned Parenthood Toronto is a community-based, pro-choice agency committed to the principles of equity and to providing accessible and inclusive services which promote healthy sexuality and informed decision-making to the people of the City of Toronto. Our vision is a future of sexual and reproductive choice, freedom and possibilities.

Let’s face it – going to the doctor can be daunting. You may worry about issues affecting your health – from mental health and relationships to STIs, sex, and substance use– but something always seems to stand in the way of seeking the services of a doctor, nurse, or counselor.

We will work with you to build healthier relationships and develop your understanding of sexual health including support for your definitions of masculinity. We offer workshops, resources, health services and programming designed to help you overcome hurdles and take control of your health. For example, our Bust That’ Myth programming, developed in consultation with young men and service providers in Toronto, breaks down the myths that are barriers to guys accessing health services. Our workshops give you a judgment-free zone where you can talk freely about issues that matter to you, like sex, sexuality, and building healthier relationships.

Where: 36B Prince Arthur Avenue | Toronto, ON M5R 1A9

Contact: 416-961-0113 Ext. 152 | ppt@ppt.on.ca | www.ppt.on.ca

Canadian Centre for Men and Families – One on One Therapy/Counselling

Group Name: Canadian Centre for Men and Families – One on One Therapy/Counselling

Description: The first facility of its kind, we are an open, inclusive and safe space dedicated to the health and well-being of boys, men, fathers and their families. We provides workshops, counseling, discussion groups and a variety of special events. Programs include trauma and abuse support, suicide prevention, fathering, tutoring, mentorship and legal aid. We run services, research, advocacy, outreach and public education on all aspects of men’s issues.

One on One Therapy/Counselling
A men’s health, men’s issues and gender issues discussion group for anyone interested in learning about Call ahead to make appointment: 45 minutes, no charge, and confidential. One on One counselling: individual, family issues, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, separation/divorce, social isolation, employment, low self-esteem.

Where: 152 Carlton Street, Unit 201 | Toronto, ON, M5A 2K1

When: The second and fourth Tuesday every month 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Contact: 647-479-9611 | 1-844-900-CCMF (2263) | info@menandfamilies.ca | www.menandfamilies.org

Canadian Centre for Men and Families

Group Name: Canadian Centre for Men and Families – Mindfulness Meditation for Men

Description: The first facility of its kind, we are an open, inclusive and safe space dedicated to the health and well-being of boys, men, fathers and their families. We provides workshops, counseling, discussion groups and a variety of special events. Programs include trauma and abuse support, suicide prevention, fathering, tutoring, mentorship and legal aid. We run services, research, advocacy, outreach and public education on all aspects of men’s issues.

Mindfulness Meditation for Men
These workshops are for those who wish to have an introduction to mindfulness meditation, and to begin to use some of the breathing, relaxation, and awareness exercises in their everyday life. In a small group setting we will explore ways to develop focus, inner stillness and to watch our experience with new awareness rather than from our learned autopilot. Learn how men can development themselves physically, emotionally, and mentally (and often spiritually) and experience the everyday in a new way. Respond to life more and react less. “Be” present with…and despite our life circumstances. The Mindfulness Meditation for Men has two components: an introduction session (monthly) and exercises and practice session (monthly). ** There is no cost to attend and registration is required.

Where: 152 Carlton Street, Unit 201 | Toronto, ON, M5A 2K1

When: Introduction Session (second Monday each month, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.) and Exercises and Practice Session (fourth Monday each month, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30)

Contact: 647-479-9611 | 1-844-900-CCMF (2263) | info@menandfamilies.ca | www.menandfamilies.org

Regent Park Community Health Centre – Men’s Drop-in

Group Name: Regent Park Community Health Centre – Men’s Drop-in

Description: Regent Park Community Health Centre (RPCHC) was established in 1973. It is a non-profit, community-based organization dedicated to improving the health of Regent Park area residents and the community as a whole, by providing high quality, integrated primary health care services, health promotion services and community capacity building. Our priority is to reduce the health inequities experienced by low-income, immigrant & refugee, non-status and marginally-housed & homeless populations.

The men’s drop-in provides men who are homeless, vulnerable, and precariously housed a weekly space so they may socialize and connect with each other and staff from the Health Centre. Clients are offered food and activities (such as movies and outings), information, support and referral to services.

Where: 465 Dundas Street East | Toronto, ON M5A 2B2

When: Fridays: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Service areas: south of Bloor, north of Lake Ontario, west of the Don River, east of Yonge Street.

Contact: Dean Reid 416-364-2261 | www.regentparkchc.org

Sheena’s Place – Men’s Eating Disorder Support

Group Name: Sheena’s Place – Men’s Eating Disorder Support

Description: At Sheena’s Place we offer hope and support to individuals, families and friends affected by eating disorders by providing a wide range of professionally facilitated support groups and services. We are committed to inspiring hope, reducing stigma, raising awareness and offering meaningful help and information at all stages of recovery.
Support groups are for those affected by eating disorders, including groups for individuals who are affected themselves as well as family members, partners or friends of loved ones who have eating disorders. There are no fees, groups run for 8 – 10 weeks at a time 4 times a year. Participants must register during one of our registration periods. For more details on groups and how to register please visit our website. ** You must be 17 years of age or older to attend groups at Sheena’s Place.

Men’s Support Group
An open forum for men to explore their concerns related to body image, food preoccupation, struggles with weight and shape, or compulsive or excessive exercising. This is an open group meaning that these groups are seasonal -available to register/join anytime during the season they are offered. Space allowing.

Where: 87 Spadina Road | Toronto, ON M5R 2T1

When: Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Offered: January 7th – March 11th, 2015 *** Location is offsite.

Contact: David Lubert 416-927-8900 | info@sheenasplace.org www.sheenasplace.org

JACS Toronto – Men’s Group

Group Name: JACS Toronto – Men’s Group

Description: JACS(Jewish Addiction Community Services) is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to encouraging and assisting anyone struggling with their own or someone else’s addiction to explore recovery in a nurturing and supportive environment. JACS exists as an information resource on the effects that addiction has on family life, with a special focus on Jewish families. JACS provides support for any and all diverse populations and denominations affected by addiction.

JACS Men’s Group is a weekly meeting where men of all ages can come to discuss day-to-day challenges, ranging from work to wives and girlfriends to issues with anger. The group is open to all men in the JACS community, including both addicts/alcoholics and family members. The group is a relaxed complement to those seeking recovery in a 12-step fellowship such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon, or Gamblers Anonymous. The only requirements for attendance is that you are male and that you don’t take yourself too seriously.

Where: 858 Sheppard Avenue W. | Toronto, ON M3H 2T5

When: Every Sunday from 12 noon until 1:30 p.m. Status: Open to all men in the community.

Contact: 416-638-0350 | www.jacstoronto.org

Bisexual Men of Toronto

Group Name: Bisexual Men of Toronto

Description: Bisexual Men of Toronto (BiMoT) offers a community where bisexual men and men questioning their sexuality can share diverse perspectives on bisexual issues and experiences.
All men are welcome, including transgender and transsexual men. We provide support, a social network, information and referral to other organizations and services.

The meetings involve discussion on topics brought up by those in attendance, and often include:

  • relationships
  • safer sex
  • our place within the larger queer community
  • biphobia
  • coming out
  • the meaning of bisexuality
  • and more!

***In order to create a safe space, confidentiality is emphasized. Afterwards, there is an opportunity for informal social time at a nearby restaurant or bar.

Where: Sherbourne Health Centre -Room 1077, 333 Sherbourne Street | Toronto, ON M5A 2S5

When: Fourth Tuesday of each month (except December) from 8:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.

Contact: info@bimot.org | www.torontobinet.org

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