Domestic violence has long been thought of as a “women’s issue”. Family Transition Place has started to see the value in engaging men in the effort to end male violence against women. Through groups like MENtors (formally, the Headwaters White Ribbon Campaign), we are engaging men as allies and raising the awareness of men’s roles in our work. MENtors is a volunteer committee made up of men from the Dufferin and Caledon communities that are committed to ending the cycle of violence against women.
Become a MENtor
MENtors is looking for more commitment from men in our community. As a part of this committee, you can engage with other like-minded men as you organize and run a wide variety of community engagement activities. These activities include:
- Poster campaigns
- Promotional events
- Boys night out events for boys to engage in sports
- Raising awareness through White Ribbon sales
- Becoming a speaker at a boys conference/training session
- Walking with us in the December 6th Remembrance Vigil
Service clubs, discussion groups, or concerned parents can book a presentation about the importance of male role modelling and their role in building healthy relationships within our community.
Contact Blair Russell for information on presentations, events, or to become involved with MENtors.