Through a collaborative asset-based approach EMCN works with the South Sudanese, Nepali and Somali communities to support men and their teenaged sons on their settlement journeys. Participants of the Safe Families program identify and problem-solve together to mitigate the risks of unaddressed stressors in their settlement experience that have or can lead to family violence.
WHAT WE OFFER
Men and male youth participating in the Safe Families program will benefit from:
- Opportunities to strengthen relationships by doing fun activities together
- A chance to talk about difficult family issues in a safe and supportive environment
- Information sessions for access to services and resources
- Support to boys in school for identity strengthening and academic skill development
HOW DOES THE PROGRAM WORK
Weekly meetings are held by each ethno-cultural group separately, and a monthly forum brings all three groups of men and their sons together to discuss relevant topics to them. Through these forums, participants will approach the challenges around creating safer families, and explore activities that will build new understanding and skill for navigating experiences and emotions that lead to conflict within the family structure.
WHO CAN ACCESS THESE SERVICES?
- Immigrant men with sons aged 14-20 who immigrated to Canada from South Sudan, Nepal or Somalia
WHERE IS THE PROGRAM OFFERED?
Meetings and forums are held at various locations around the city. Contact a Community Connector for more information on upcoming meeting dates and locations.
HOW TO ACCESS SERVICES
To join, contact one of our three Community Connectors: