The Motherload Part 2: Some loads are meant to be shared

by Brian Russell Maybe I just made up a new proverb: it's the invisible load that is often the heaviest to bear.  It is the things we are not aware of that weigh us down the most because we feel their weight, but don't realize what is causing it. This is the case for moms …

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Snowstorm Special

Southern Ontario is bracing for another snowy day.  In honour of this, Dad Central is offering a 30% discount on all fact-marks purchased until Feb 14, 2019. Visit store.dadcentral.ca and use the discount code: snowstorm. Expires Feb 14, 2019

Fathering in a New Land – update

We are pleased to announce that Fathering in a New Land is now free! And we are inviting newcomer fathers, their families, and anyone who supports or works with them to join us.  This will be an afternoon of information, conversation, and connecting focused on the issues and experiences of newcomer fathers. We will hear …

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Fatherhood Matters: February 2019

Fatherhood Matters is what Dad Central uses to stay in touch with you.  This is where we post interesting news, ideas, resources, and some fun stuff about fatherhood.  It is a mix of info for dads and info for those working to support fatherhood.  Enjoy! Dad Joke of the Month National Conference Registration still open …

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The Keys to Being a Good Dad: Part 1

by John Hoffman In my final three blogs I’m going to focus on what I think I’ve learned about what it takes to make a good father. Some people might start with words like commitment or love or parenting skills, but I’m going to start with another word: stress. Why stress? Commitment, love and skills …

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Paternity Leave in Canada: an opportunity not to be taken lightly

by Brian Russell My first daughter was born in 1996 (two others followed within the next 4 years).  That was the year of coming of age as a father for me.  It was before much of the conversation around father involvement had hit the social consciousness.  It was before I was giving much thought to …

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Early Bird Registration for National Conference – ends today

TODAY (Jan 15) is the LAST DAY for EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION Today - $359 Beginning Jan 16 - $399 Canadian National Father Involvement Conference Feb 28 & Mar 1, 2019 ~ Ottawa, ON Fatherhood Matters in the Early Years will focus on supporting and engaging fathers with relevant and effective services, programs, or resources. Our …

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