British Columbia Groups

This is the not-for-profit definitive directory of Canadian groups concerned with the continued support of children's relationships with both parents after divorce, separation or for fathers and mothers who never lived married or lived in a  common law relationship.

It includes father's rights groups, grandparent's rights groups, second spouse groups, divorce support groups and advocates for shared equal parenting responsibilities and/or a significant child-parent relationship with both biological parents.

Name: BC Men's Resource Centre
Contact: Dr. Jerry-Arthur Wong     
Address: 590 West Broadway, Suite 2, Vancouver, BC Canada V5Z 1E9
Telephone: (604) 878-9033, (604) 205-5089
Fax:  
Email:  
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Description: The BC MEN'S RESOURCE CENTRE is a privately funded organization established to promote the equality of men, woman and children in society, through education and the development of positive outcomes in times of family crisis. Meets every Friday at 6:30 p.m., 590 West Broadway, Vancouver
  updated / verified 04JAN04
 
Name: Canadian Grandparents Association
Contact: Nancy Woodbridge   
Address: BC, Canada
Telephone: (604) 882-0227
Fax: (604) 585-8241
Email: cgra2222-(at)-vcn.bc.ca   replace the "-(at)-" with @
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Description:  
  updated / verified 14JAN04
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Name: Canadian Parents Without Partners Inc.
Contact: Peter Sydor, President
Address: Chapters in British Columbia, Manitoba and Ontario
Telephone: (416) 463-9355 ( Toronto, Ontario)
Fax:  
Email: zbod.prez-(at)-pwpcanada.com   replace the "-(at)-" with @
egroup:  
Website: www.pwpcanada.com
Description: Canadian Parents Without Partners provides single parents and their children the opportunity to enhance personal growth, self-confidence and sensitivity towards others by offering an environment for support, friendship and the exchange of parenting techniques.

Parents Without Partners, Inc. is now the largest international, nonprofit membership organization devoted to the welfare and interests of single parents and their children. Single parents may join one of approximately 400 chapters; they may be male or female, custodial or non-custodial, separated, divorced, widowed or never-married.
  updated / verified 14JAN08
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Name: Equal Parenting Group Society
Contact:  
Address: 255 Newport Drive, Suite 156, Port Moody, BC, Canada  V3H 5H1
Telephone: (604) 988-4248
Fax:  
Email: info-(at)-equalparenting-bc.ca   replace the "-(at)-" with @
Website: www.equalparenting-bc.ca
Description:

Our society is a community driven, support oriented society, without any public funding. Our mission is to encourage and ensure that children have a meaningful relationship with both parents after separation or divorce.

We are actively involved in our community through advocacy and delivery of our message to local government and service providers. To raise awareness about the issues that non-custodial fathers face and the urgent need for funding for specific father friendly services.

We endeavour to help and provide the following services to our members:
-Group support, validation and individual support.
-Education about PAS and Family Maintenance Enforcement issues.
-Education about court process, replying and file management.
-Parenting plans, encouragement of mediation rather than litigation.
-To help fathers heal from emotional, mental and physical health deterioration.
-To empower fathers to create positive personal and social change.

  updated / verified 28JUL04
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Name: Fathers for Equality
Contact: David Campbell
Address: BC, Canada
Telephone: (250) 386-0145
Fax:  
Email:  
Website: http://victoria.tc.ca/Community/MensCentre/ffe.html
Description: Fathers For Equality is an active association in support of equality concerning a fathers right to parent.

Objectives:
1. To help fathers acquire equal opportunities in gaining custodial care of their children.
2. To organize and implement political action so current and future fathers receive equal treatment from the law.
3. To educate the public about the importance of fathers to children.
4. To advocate the principle of equal rights and responsibilities in parenting.
5. To provide a forum for mutual and safe support of fathers during and after dissolution of a relationship.

  updated / verified 19JAN04
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Name: Fathers Rights Action Team (FRAT)
Contact: Pat Egan
Address: Prince George, BC, Canada
Telephone: (604) 564-1275
Fax:  
Email: northern_sky-(at)-ckpg.net   replace the "-(at)-" with @
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  updated / verified 14JAN04
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Name: Nanaimo Men's Resource Centre
Contact: Theo J. Boere, Executive Director
Address: 418D Fitzwilliam St., Nanaimo, BC Canada V9S 2H3
Telephone: (250)716-1551
Fax: (250)716-1557
Email: info-(at)-nanaimomen.com   replace the "-(at)-" with @
Website: www.nanaimomen.com
Description: Weekly support meetings for Separated / Divorced Fathers every Wednesday from 7:00-9:30 PM at 418D Fitzwilliam St. in the Old Quarter of Nanaimo off of Richard St. Also Parental Alienation Awareness support group and two other men's groups dealing with emotional issues. Counsellors and lawyers available by donation or volunteer time.
  updated / verified 29APR08
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Name: Parents' Coalition of British Columbia (PCBC)
Contact: Jane Scott, Society Manager
Address: P.O. Box 41506, London Place, 923 12th Street, New Westminster,  BC Canada V3M 1K0
Telephone: (604) 417-4045
Fax:  
Email: info-(at)-parentswhocare.ca   replace the "-(at)-" with @
egroup: Yahoo Groups:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pcbc_news
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pcbc_legal
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pcbc_chat
Website: www.parentswhocare.ca
Description: Non-profit society

Purpose:
  • To educate the leaders of our governments, policy makers and the media that true equality in all areas of family law is the only sure way to effectively benefit all involved in the "best interest of the children".
  • To educate the general public and encourage them to take positive action, however small, to effect our mission statement. We believe that the vast majority of citizens are negatively affected in one way or another by the dysfunctional family law system.
  • To support and encourage individuals actively in other parts of the Province to from like-minded groups and join our coalition.
  • To support parents (and grandparents) who have been trapped in a legal system that seems to have been developed by the lawyers and for the lawyers and who pay little attention to the children.
  updated / verified 01AUG09
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Name: Parents of Broken Families (PBF)
Contact: Mickey MacMillian
Address: Kamloops, BC, Canada
Telephone: (250)374-3370
Fax:  
Email:  
Website: www.parentsofbrokenfamilies.com ( domain not renewed by group -  checked 29APR08 )
Description:  
  updated / verified 03MAR04
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Name: Parent Child Advocacy Coalition (PCAC)
Contact: Donna Eckert
Address: Prince George, BC, Canada
Telephone: (250) 962-9250
Fax: (250) 962-9261
Email: bobdon-(at)-tellis.net   replace the "-(at)-" with @
egroup: Yahoo Group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pcac
Website: http://pcaccanada.tripod.com
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  updated / verified 14JAN04
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Name: Tri-City Men's Resource Centre
Contact: Rob
Address: PO BOX 78069 RPO Northside, Port Coquitlam, BC, Canada V3B 7H5
Telephone: (604) 908-6345
Fax:
Email: rob-(at)-tcmrc.net   replace the "-(at)-" with @
Website: www.tcmrc.net
Description:

Children benefit immensely having a Dad who realizes the positive impact he can have on his children.

Our purpose is to enrich children's lives by supporting and providing information about fatherhood to Dads.  We will be offering a variety of services designed to help men in their parenting role, co-parenting from a male perspective as well as non-custodial parent issues and family breakdown.

Children thrive when they have a healthy, nurturing relationship with both parents and need to be free from the storm of their parent's relationship breakdown if that happens.  
If a child's parents are capable of responding to the issues at hand rather than reacting in anger and frustration, ultimately the child wins.

The most significant influence we would like to have, is to help children in families who are struggling with a family breakdown by providing support to their dads.

  updated / verified 18FEB08
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Name: Victoria Men's Centre
Contact: President
Address: Box 8082, Victoria, BC, Canada V8W 3R7
Telephone: (250) 370-4MEN (4636)
Fax:  
Email: info-(at)-vicmen.org    replace the "-(at)-" with @
Website: www.vicmen.org
Description: For general support for men: The "Talking Circle" meets every Monday at 7:45 p.m., Room 150, Begbie Hall, Royal Jubilee Hospital, 2101 Richmond Ave., contact Harrv Maser: 380-0870
top of page updated / verified 29APR08