The Joys of Being With Kids: How some Syrian children are helping me rekindle some of the best feelings of fatherhood

by John Hoffman Like many other Canadians, I have become part of a support group for a family of refugees from Syria. I came a little late to this party. I started out doing volunteer driving for various folks last summer. But recently one of the support groups here in Peterborough lost a couple of … More The Joys of Being With Kids: How some Syrian children are helping me rekindle some of the best feelings of fatherhood

Reflections on the Side-by-Side Conference

A couple people offered their reflections on the Side-by-Side conference that took place last week.  Here are their thoughts: It takes a village to raise a child I attended to support the organization I founded, Inspire Community Outreach, in better understanding the complex social needs fathers face within society, and to answer: “How can we … More Reflections on the Side-by-Side Conference

Side-by-Side Conference – by the numbers

Side-by-Side: Strategies for Working with Vulnerable Fathers was a great success in Winnipeg on Mar 1,2.  Here are some highlights: There were 175 people from 7 provinces. Welcome by Wab Kinew emphasizing the importance of fathers in ALL families and that fathers love their children, but sometimes struggle with knowing how to show it. “We … More Side-by-Side Conference – by the numbers

Side-by-Side Conference:one man’s perspective

Chris Pellerin, Support for Dads New Brunswick Support for Dads is honoured to be attending and presenting at the 2nd Canadian National Fatherhood Conference in Winnipeg, MB, hosted by Dad Central Canada. Taking part in a coming together of like-minded individuals focusing on strategies for working with vulnerable dads is truly an eye-opening experience. A … More Side-by-Side Conference:one man’s perspective