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  • Dads! Renovate Your Relationship! (14 Tools to Help Fathers Stay Connected to Their Partners) (pdf 766kb)
    by John Hoffman
    This 20-page booklet, presented in the style of a manual, provides men with a blueprint for maintaining and strengthening their spousal relationship in the light of new parenthood. Written primarily for men living with a female partner, the manual helps men navigate common relationship challenges of the transition to parenthood. Dads! Renovate Your Relationship was written by John Hoffman and adapted from from Renovate Your Relationship, A Manual for Men, a booklet developed by Relationships Australia (Victoria) and MensLine Australia. Also available in French. Hard copies of the booklet are available or $2.00 CDN each from Dad Central Ontario, Unit #2, 30 Bennett Street, Carleton Place, Ontario, K7C 4J9 Ph: 613-257-2779 x 108 Online orders:

  • Papas, rénové votre relation! (14 outiles pour aider les pères de famille à cultiver une bonne relation avec leur conjointe) (pdf 756kb)
    by John Hoffman
    Présenté sous forme de manuel, ce livret d’une vingtaine de pages offre aux hommes un plan détaillé pour poser un regard nouveau sur leur relation de couple à la lumière de leur nouvelle parentalité. Écrit principalement pour les hommes vivant avec une partenaire de sexe féminin, le manuel aide les hommes à naviguer parmi les défis communs que rencontrent les couples de nouveaux parents. Papas. Rénovez votre relation a été écrit par John Hoffman et adapté à partir de Renovate Your Relationship: A Manual for Men, un livret élaboré par Relationships Australia (Victoria) et MensLine Australia. Aussi disponible en anglais. Des copies papier peuvent être commandées au coût de 2 dollars canadiens chacune en communiquant avec la Papa Centrale de l’Ontario, Unité no 2, 30, rue Bennett, Carleton Place, Ontario, K7C 4J9 ; au 613-257-2779, poste 108 ou à

  • Resources forGay/Bi/Trans/Queer Fathers (internal website)
    by John Hoffman
    Information about programs and brochures developed by Toronto's LGBTQ Parenting Network and Queer Parenting Programmes at the 519 Church St. Community Centre

  • Resources for Understanding and Supporting Aboriginal Fathers (pdf 1.54Mb)
    by Jessica Ball
    Jessica Ball has compiled this short list of print and video resources which will be of interest to practitioners working with Aboriginal fathers.

  • Tools for Working with Fathers (internal website)
    by John Hoffman
    Looking for educational or social marketing tools for working with fathers or promoting father involvement? FIRA's listing of educational and social marketing resources has information about a variety of father-oriented booklets, videos, brochures, public service announcements and other resources. All are readily available and have either been developed in Canada or are in use by Canadian organizations working with fathers.

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