Young and Potential Fathers Initiative (New Toronto Facility Serves Young African-Canadian Men.) (external website)
The Young & Potential Fathers Initiative addresses the cycles of disengagement, lack of resources and lack of visible role models for young racialized fathers in Toronto’s priority neighborhoods, with a specific focus on African Canadians. The initiative, which operates out of Ujima House, a community space located at the intersection of Weston Roadand Lawrence Avenue in the northwest part of Toronto, will strengthen the capacity of individuals, families and the community at large to provide direct support to young fathers and their children.
Marpole Oakridge Family Place Dad and Me Program (external website)
This Saturday morning program, operated by Vancouver’s Marpole Oakridge Family Place, offers a full hot breakfast of bacon and eggs, toast and hash browns, tea, muffins and fruit, followed by an interactive circle time including singing, storytelling and fun activities. Dads and children aged infant to six years are invited. Join us for this joyful morning and meet other dads with children in the community. The program is free for members. For more information on this program, contact Carol Chu: Playroom Coordinator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 604 263 1405
Australian Fatherhood Research Network (external website)
The Australian Fatherhood Research Network (AFRN), launched in April 2008, aims to promote high-quality collaborative research into fatherhood and fathering in Australia by encouraging researchers, academics, managers, practitioners and those developing policy to pay attention to the important role that fathers play in family and community life. The AFRN publishes a free electronic bulletin with information on recent research finding and conferences (world-wide) along with policy developments and other news.
Nanaimo Men’s Centre (external website)
The Nanaimo Men’s Centre, started in 2002 by Theo Boere, a community partner in FIRA’s Separated and Divorced Fathers Cluster. The centre offers a variety of educational and support services to men including programs related to divorce and separation, anger management, information and referral and a general fathering course called “Dads Make a Difference.”
Reform Resource Centre for Men (Norway) (Norwegian NGO devoted to Men’s Issues) (external website)
Reform Resource Centre for Men is a non-profit foundation funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Children and Equality which serves as a national knowledge centre on men. Reform promotes male perspectives in the media and the general public, initiates and participates in projects focussed on men, helps men at the local level and also participates in international projects. Reform also has an interest in fatherhood issues.
Native American Fatherhood and Families Association (external website)
The Native American Fatherhood & Families Association (NAFFA) is a Native non-profit organization, with headquarters in Mesa, Arizona, which to strengthen families by responsibly involving fathers in the lives of their children, families and communities and partnering with mothers to provide happy and safe families. The NAFFA provides leadership through training, information, technical assistance, and support to Native American tribal and non-tribal agencies, and urban organizations. NAFFA assists with planning, development, implementation, evaluation, and policies to ensure successful and effective Fatherhood programs, and also trains program personnel to implement and teach an effective Fatherhood program. effective fatherhood program.
Ten Promising Practices for Fatherhood Programs (U.S. National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse) (external website)
“What Works”in Fatherhood Programs? Ten Lessons from Evidence-based Practice (10 pages), identifies ten promising practices in fatherhood programs, derived from evaluations of fatherhood programs. Elements of Promising Practice for Fatherhood Programs: Evidence-Based Research Findings on Programs for Fathers (183 pages) discusses the ten promising practices in greater depth and provides information on over thirty fatherhood programs which have been subject to evaluation.
Fatherhood Project (Australia) (external website)
The Fatherhood Project is an Australian community-based group which creates programs, events and resources to support father and child relationships. One of their unique initiatives is the annual Fatherhood Festival, a three-day event where families come together to celebrate, question and share stories about fathers and family.
Fathering: A Journal of Theory, Research, and Practice about Men as Fathers (Academic journal published by Men’s Studies Press) (external website)
Fathering: A Journal of Theory, Research and Practice about Men as Fathers (editor Joseph Pleck), is published three times a year by Men’s Studies Press, a small independent publisher dedicated to the dissemination and promotion of men’s studies scholars’ work. Fathering publishes the work of international fatherhood scholars including recent contributions by FIRA members John Beaton, Kerry Daly, Anna Dienhart and Andrea Doucet.
LGBT Parenting Network (external website)
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans (LGBT) Parenting Network provides resources, information and support to LGBT parents and their families. Resources include a series of brochures, details of research and projects, and information on workshops, courses and groups for queer families.
Queer Parenting Programmes at The 519 (external website)
The Queer Parenting Programmes at The 519 serves members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender/Transsexual communities who are currently parents, their children, and those who are considering parenthood. Their offerings include family support, educational programmes about family planning, discussion forums and working groups, and children’s programs that serve families with children aged 0-6.
Dad Can Do (external website)
The Dad Can Do website offers resources and activities for fathers and their children. The website includes tips on father involvement, with a focus on projects and activities for dads and kids.
Childcare and Resource Research Unit (Childcare Link) (external website)
The Childcare Resource and Research Unit focuses on early childhood care and education research and policy. The site highlights new research findings and provides on-going updates on current research projects in early childhood care and education. As well the site contains a policy section that contains provincial and federal Canadian, and international policy developments, and print materials pertinent to child care policy. Canadian!
National Child Care Information Centre (Childcare Link) (external website)
The National Child Care Information Centre (NCCIC)is a national resource that links information and people to enhance and promote the child care delivery system, working to ensure that all children and families have access to high-quality comprehensive services. The site offers an extensive library of on-line resources and a section devoted to American policies pertinent to families and children.
Fatherhood Institute (Formerly Fathers Direct) (General Link) (external website)
The Fatherhood Institue (formerly Fathers Direct was founded in 1999 and is the UK’s national information centre for fatherhood. This creative and informative site includes a forum for fathers, fatherhood resources, games for kids, and articles on a wide-range of topics (e.g., work-family, new fathers, stepdads, stay-at-home dads, etc.). Site visitors can sign-up for the Fatherhood Institute e-bulletin (free) or subscribe to their magazine publication (fee).