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engageMENt

Not all men are part of the problem.
All men can be part of the solution.

Gender-based violence has been perceived as a “women’s issue” for too long.

engageMENt is our program for boys and men, created to encourage our male allies to participate in conversation and action to end gender-based violence.

It’s overdue that we engage boys and men as leaders in violence prevention.

Our pilot engageMENt program rolled out in high schools in the fall of 2017-18.

Over one hour a week for 8 weeks, our facilitator guides students through discussion around music and movies, sports culture, online and video games – through a gender lens.

The groups discuss what healthy masculinity means to them and wrap up by planning an experiential or service learning initiative, such as a “baked by boys” bake sale, or even something as simple as cheering on a girls sports team.

Youth may receive up to 15 volunteer hours towards graduation for full participation.

Through engageMENt our male-identified public educator also organizes a team of male community leaders (coaches, teachers, HR staff, etc) through the White Ribbon campaign’s “it starts with you…it stays with him” program.

Interested in being part of engageMENt or engageMENt Jr. or bringing our programs to your school?

Gender-based violence has been perceived as a “women’s issue” for too long.

engageMENt is our program for boys and men, created to encourage our male allies to participate in conversation and action to end gender-based violence.

It’s overdue that we engage boys and men as leaders in violence prevention.

Our pilot engageMENt program rolled out in high schools in the fall of 2017-18.

Over one hour a week for 8 weeks, our facilitator guides students through discussion around music and movies, sports culture, online and video games – through a gender lens.

The groups discuss what healthy masculinity means to them and wrap up by planning an experiential or service learning initiative, such as a “baked by boys” bake sale, or even something as simple as cheering on a girls sports team.

Youth may receive up to 15 volunteer hours towards graduation for full participation.

Through engageMENt our male-identified public educator also organizes a team of male community leaders (coaches, teachers, HR staff, etc) through the White Ribbon campaign’s “it starts with you…it stays with him” program.

Interested in being part of engageMENt or engageMENt Jr. or bringing our programs to your school?

You have options:

You have options:

IF YOU DECIDE TO LEAVE
  • Call our 24 hour Crisis, Information and Support Line to speak with a trained Crisis Intervention Counsellor;
  • The Crisis Intervention Counsellor will explore your options with you and support you to create a Safety Plan, along with creating an Emergency Escape Plan
  • If you have pets, you can explore safe options with the Crisis Intervention Counsellor.

If you do choose to come to Halton Women’s Place, you and your child(ren) may stay for up to 12 weeks.  Our Crisis Intervention Counsellors will work alongside you on your personal goals, which may include:

  • Accessing community support;
  • Accessing counselling;
  • Obtaining housing;
  • Accessing financial supports;
  • Exploring legal supports;
  • Any other individual goals.

 

Emergency transportation is available to help you get to the shelter.

IF YOU DECIDE NOT TO LEAVE
  • Call the Halton Women’s Place 24-hour Crisis, Information and Support Line.
  • Our Crisis Intervention Counsellors will offer support, counselling, resources and information.  They will also explore your options.
  • Crisis Intervention Counsellors will also offer to support you to create a safety plan for you, and your children, if applicable
  • Crisis support is available on the phone or in person at either shelter.  No appointment is necessary.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE SHELTER
  • Safe shelter with staff available 24 hours a day;
  • Clean and welcoming bedrooms;
  • Laundry facilities;
  • Children’s Services, including parenting support, therapeutic groups, children’s activities, playroom;
  • Court support for interim custody and restraining orders;
  • Supportive counselling;
  • Advocacy for you and your children;
  • Support in accessing community services;
  • Support groups;
  • On-Going Safety Planning;
  • Planning for departure from shelter

NEED HELP NOW?
CALL OUR 24-HOUR CRISIS LINES

BURLINGTON & OAKVILLE: 905-332-7892

MILTON & HALTON HILLS: 905-878-8555

NEED HELP NOW?
CALL OUR 24-HOUR CRISIS LINES

 

 

BURLINGTON & OAKVILLE

905-332-7892

 

 

MILTON & HALTON HILLS

905-878-8555

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