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  • The African Fathers Initiative (external website)
    The African Fathers Initiative (AFI) is a pan-African fatherhood organization which proceeds from a commitment to gender equity and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The AFI aims to be a continent-wide institutional base for the generation, collection, and dissemination of knowledge and skills about responsible and involved fatherhood across all races and faiths in Africa. The organization, based in Harare, Zimbabwe, is centred around a web-based resource for networking, information sharing, and raising awareness around fatherhood issues in Africa. The site also contains practical information for fathers at various stages of fatherhood, as well as information related to policy, research, and social frameworks related to the importance of fathers.

  • Young and Potential Fathers Initiative (Toronto Facility Focusing on Young African Canadian Men) (external website)
    by John Hoffman
    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.

  • 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.

  • LGBTQ Parenting Network (external website)
    The LGBTQ Parenting Network provides resources, information and support to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer 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.

  • Fatherhood Institute (The UK's fatherhood think-and-do tank) (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).

  • Dad Central Ontario (Formerly known as FII-ON) (external website)
    Dad Central Ontario (DCO) supports programs and agencies working with dads, promotes father-friendly practices and offers training and resources for fathers and professionals who work with families. Dad Central Ontario was known as the Father Involvement Initiative - Ontario Network (FII-ON)from 2000- 2011.

  • ProsPère (Web archive of a Quebec-based father involvement research project) (external website)
    Prospère, a Quebec network of researchers and practitioners, conducted community-based research project from 1994 to 2004. This web archive contains a selection of documents related to fathering policies and social programs. ProsPere s'inscrit dans la programmation du Groupe de recherche GRAVE-ARDEC, une equipe de recherche financee par le Fond quebecois de recherche sur la societe et la culture (FQRSC) et par les Instituts de recherche en sante du Canada (IRSC).

  • BC Council for Families (external website)
    The BC Council for Families works to strengthen, encourage and support families through information, education, research and advocacy.

  • The Vanier Institute of the Family (external website)
    The Vanier Institute of the Family is a national, independent, charitable organization dedicated to understanding the diversity and complexity of families and the reality of family life in Canada. Through publications, research initiatives, presentations and social media, the Institute works to enhance the national understanding of how families interact with, have an impact on and are affected by social, economic, environmental and cultural forces.

  • Regroupment pour la Valorisation de la Paternité (Link to Quebec Organization) (external website)
    A nonprofit organization supporting father involvement [French].

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