Ontario

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: Active Parenting
Contact: Maria Perrino
Address: 75 Richmond St. West, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada L1G 1E3
Telephone: (905) 579-8482
Fax: (905) 435-0352
Email: maria.perrino-(at)-jhsdurham.on.ca    replace the "-(at)-" with @
Website: www.jhsdurham.on.ca
Description: A program of The John Howard Society of Durham

This is a video-based, instructor-lead, group program designed to enhance the communication you share with your children. Eliminate the power struggles such as 'Have you done your homework yet? Did you do the dishes yet? I don't know - go ask your father!". Groups start multiple times between September and April each year for parents of children 1-4, 5-12 and parents of teens.
updated / verified 26APR06
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Name: Canadian Children's Rights Council
Contact: Sarah Ellison
Address: 5175 Yonge St., Suite 105, Toronto, ON Canada M2N 5P5
Telephone: (416) 410-6858
Fax:
Email: correspondence-(at)-CanadianCRC.com    replace the "-(at)-" with @
Website: www.CanadianCRC.com
Description:

Visit our website for information on children's identity fraud, identity rights and paternity fraud.

The council also represents the interests of Canadian children and youths to all provincial / territorial / federal levels of government with regards to child poverty issues, homeless children and youths, child protection rights and youth criminal laws.

updated / verified 01JUL07
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Name: Canadian Committee For Fairness In Family Law
Contact: James Hodgins
Address: 362 Dyson Rd, Pickering, Ontario, Canada L1W 2M9
Telephone: (905) 509-2182
Fax:
Email: jimarket-(at)-rogers.com    replace the "-(at)-" with @
Website:  
Description: Private Canadian organization advocating for fairness for children and parents impacted by separation and divorce. 
updated / verified 29SEP04
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Name: Canadian Equal Parenting Council
Contact: Gene Colman, Secretary
Address: 25 Bowring Walk, Toronto, ON  M3H 5Z8
Telephone:

(416) 635-9264

Fax:  
Email: gcfamlaw-(at)-rogers.com    replace the "-(at)-" with @
Website: www.CanadianEPC.com
Description:

This is an umbrella group for those organizations committed to
equal shared parenting in Canada.

updated / verified 07JAN08
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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   ( Ontario)
Fax:  
Email: zbod.prez-(at)-pwpcanada.com   replace the "-(at)-" with @
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 11JAN08
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Name: CANGRANDS NATIONAL KINSHIP SUPPORT 
Contact: Betty Cornelius, President
Address:

2580 Hartsmere Road, Mc Arthurs Mills, Ontario, Canada K0L2M0

Telephone: (613) 474-0035
Fax:

(613) 474-3333

Email: grandma-(at)-cangrands.com    replace the "-(at)-" with @
Website: www.cangrands.com
Description: CANGRANDS is a grassroots organization of Canadian grandparents and community based group leaders who represent caregivers of dependant children and those denied access to kin children.

GRG's (grands raising grandchildren) 
www.egroups.com/group/Cangrands
 
Denied access grandparents go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/deniedaccesscangrands

updated / verified 11JUN07
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Name: Dads Aiming for Direction and Support (D.A.D.S.)
Contact: Jan Langlois, RSW
Address: 136 Commercial Ave., Ajax, ON, Canada L1S 2H5
Telephone: (905) 427-8165
Fax: (905) 427-3701
Email: jan.langlois-(at)-jhsdurham.on.ca    replace the "-(at)-" with @
Website: www.jhsdurham.on.ca
Description:

A program of the John Howard Society of Durham D.A.D.S. is a group of fathers who support the inherent right
of children to have a loving, nurturing relationship with both their parents
and their extended families. Weekly meetings provide both professional and
peer support and address issues such as access to children, frustrations
dealing with the Family Court System, parenting and anger management
issues, building a personal support system and healthy relationships.

updated / verified 11JUN07
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Name: Equal Parenting of Durham - EPD
Contact: Ron Davey
Address:  
Telephone: Ron Davey - Bowmanville - (905) 697-1940
Fax:  
Email: rights4kids-(at)-hotmail.com    replace the "-(at)-" with @
Website:
Description: A group located in the Oshawa / Durham Region area.
updated / verified 29JAN06
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Name: Ex-Fathers / Ex-Pères
Contact: Lloyd Gorling
Address:

Suite 166, 266 Charlotte St., Peterborough, Ontario, Canada K9J 2V4

Telephone:

(705) 313-1492

Fax:
Email: support01-(at)-ex-fathers.org   replace the "-(at)-" with @
Website: www.ex-fathers.org
Description:

An ex-father is a man denied the opportunity to raise his child. The separation of fathers and children is the worst human rights abuse of our times. The Ex-fathers group is a support and advocacy group for separated fathers.

Our goals are:

1. Fathers will not lose their children because of separation of from the child's mother;

2. fathers
who want to look after their children themselves will not be expected to pay a baby-sitter they don't want (e.g. their 'ex');

and 3. restitution
for the fathers and children separated by the past and present misandric family law. Ex-fathers supports equal and independent parenting.

Ex-fathers is a not-for-profit group.

Un ex-père est un homme  nie l'occasion d'lever son enfant. La séparation des père et des enfants est le plus mauvais abus de droits de l'homme de notre période. Le groupe d'Ex-pères est un groupe de soutien et de recommandation pour les près sépares. Nos buts sont :

1. Les pères ne perdront pas leurs enfants en raison de la séparation de de la mère de l'enfant ;

2. on ne s'attendra pas ce que des pères qui veulent s'occuper de leurs enfants eux-mêmes payent une garde d'enfants qu'ils ne veulent pas (par exemple leur 'ex') ;

et 3. la restitution
pour les pères et les enfants sépares par la loi de famille misandric passe et présente. les Ex-pères soutient un parentage égal et indépendant.

les Ex-pères est un groupe non-pour-profit.

  updated / verified 10JUN07
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Name: Family Conflict Resolution Services
Contact: Vernon Beck - Program Coordinator
Address: Box 61027, Maple Grove Post Office, Oakville, Ontario, Canada, L6J 7P5
Telephone: (905) 829-0407
Fax:  
Email: info-(at)-FamilyConflictServices.com    replace the "-(at)-" with @
Website: www.FamilyConflictServices.com
Description:

Family Conflict Resolution Services develops programs and training and provides a number of services specifically relating to high conflict families.  Some services include: Child and family advocacy services, custody and access compliance monitoring service, supervised access services, new program development, videotaping and interviewing services.

updated / verified 14JAN08
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Name: Family Forum
Contact:
Address: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 
Telephone: (613) 729-1106
Fax:
Email: familyforum-(at)-rogers.com    replace the "-(at)-" with @
Website:  
Description: Meetings are held on the  3rd Monday of each month, except July and August, 7:30 pm, 152 Metcalfe, Ottawa
updated / verified 28SEP04
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Name: Fathercraft Communication
Contact:
Address: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 
Telephone:
Fax:
Email: fathercraft-(at)-rogers.com    replace the "-(at)-" with @
Website:  
Description:  
updated / verified 28SEP04
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Name: Fathers Are Capable Too: Parenting Association (F.A.C.T.)
Contact: Brian Jenkins
Address: 3044 Bloor St. W., Suite 205, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M8X 2Y8
Telephone: (416) 410-FACT (3228)
Fax:  
Email: president-(at)-fact.on.ca    replace the "-(at)-" with @
Website: www.fact.on.ca
Description: Fathers Are Capable Too is one of the largest non-custodial parents' and children's rights organizations in Canada dealing with custody and access. F.A.C.T. is an organization of both men and women working to support our children's right to have a relationship with both parents. We are a not-for-profit non-custodial parents' and fathers' support and advocacy group.

yahoo group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/fathers_are_capable_too
yahoo group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/fathers_in_action

   updated / verified 07JAN08
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Name: Fathers After Rights Equalization (F.A.R.E.)
Contact: Brett Peters
Address: 36 Halton Street, Perth, Ontario, Canada K7H 2C4
Telephone: (613) 267-4950
Fax: (613) 267-8723
Email:  
Website:  
Description:  
updated / verified 30NOV03
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Name: Fathers For Justice - Ontario
Contact: (please contact F.A.C.T., Fathers Are Capable Too: Parenting Association, for administrative information at this time)
This is a registered charity.  It is not to be confused with Fathers-4-Justice (Canada)
updated / verified 07JAN08
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Name: Fathers-4-Justice (Canada)
Contact: Kris Titus, National Director
Address: 202-812 12th Street, New Westminster, BC V3M 4K1
Telephone: (877) 345-8784 Ext:904 (Toll free)
Fax:  
Email: office-(at)-fathers-4-justice-canada.ca    replace the "-(at)-" with @
Website: www.fathers-4-justice-canada.ca
Description:

Fathers-4-Justice (Canada) is a non-violent direct action organization committed to the establishment of a fair and balanced family rebuilding system based on equality for all, the presumption that legislation should clearly establish every child’s right to equality in parental roles, and the obvious premise that in the vast majority of cases children should never have a parent removed from them by state action.

Operates in numerous provinces / territories.

updated / verified 11JAN08
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Name: Fathers' Group - Owen Sound
Contact: Graham Jordan
Address: P.O.Box 11, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada N4K 5P1
Telephone: (519) 371-6522 or (519) 376-1805 (work)
Fax:  
Email:  
Website:  
Description:  
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Name: Fathers' Resources - Toronto & Hamilton Chapters - Free Meetings (Non-profit)
Contact: Danny Guspie, Executive Director
Address: P.O. Box 100, Waterford, ON Canada N0E 1Y0
Telephone: 416-861-0626 or 1-888-543-2339
Fax:  
Email: info-(at)-fathers-resources.com    replace the "-(at)-" with @
Website: www.fathers-resources.com
Description: Learn how to solve your Family Law difficulties at our FREE meetings for dads:
TORONTO MEETINGS - weekly every Wednesday evening from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
HAMILTON MEETINGS - once a month on a Tuesday evening from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

TORONTO & HAMILTON MEETINGS INFO:

For complete details please visit our Website at http://www.fathers-resources.com/EventsSchedule.html

Our group focuses on solutions to your current Family Law problem, offering next-step suggestions in a positive, supportive and solution-oriented environment. We have helped fathers improve access, win custody, reduce child support and offered coaching for self-representation.

Since 1995, Fathers' Resources/Toronto Chapter (Non-profit) and since July 2004 Fathers' Resources/Hamilton Chapter (Non-profit) has committed to and bly believes in mentoring. Many of the fathers who have succeeded with our help have remained active in this group, helping other dads learn the ropes in Family Court. There are no membership fees.

Meeting Leader: Danny Guspie, is a certified law clerk who has worked with top Family Law lawyers in Toronto. He has over 10 years experience working with fathers who have Family Law difficulties. Danny is a national spokesperson for divorce reform. He has been interviewed extensively by all media including, television, radio, newspapers and magazines across Canada. Danny has presented divorce-reform solutions to Parliamentary committees and at national conferences. He is also a founding member of the National Shared Parenting Association, the leading national divorce reform organization in Canada since 1997.
  updated / verified 15SEP04
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Name: Fathers' Resources International - Lawyer Referral & Support Services
Network
Contact: Danny Guspie
Address: P.O. Box 100, Waterford, ON Canada N0E 1Y0
Telephone: 416-861-0626  or  1-888-543-2339
Fax:  
Email: info-(at)-fathers-resources.com    replace the "-(at)-" with @
Website: www.fathers-resources.com
Description: Fathers Resources International offers a large variety of specialized resources and referrals for men and fathers seeking assistance with a Family Law matter in Ontario. All of our professionals are Family Law specialists, with a track record of success on behalf of fathers. For over 9 years, our strategic analysis has assisted fathers with positive solutions to their custody, access and support problems.

Our services include:
Referrals: Family Law Lawyers and Law Clerks, Mediators, Investigators, Child Psychologists, Assessors

Document Preparation: Divorce, Separation Agreements, Access Enforcement, Parenting Plans, Assessment Preparation, Pre-nuptial Agreements, Financial Statements, Family Responsibility Office, Child Support Arrears / Child Support Variation / College / University Tuition / Drivers Licence Suspension, Spousal Support, Responding Materials/Letters

Court Representation: Court Representation by Family Law Lawyers and Coaching for Self-Representation

Other Services: Case Analysis/File Management, Legal Research, Audio Tapes, Parenting Diary Program
updated / verified 15SEP04
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Name: Freedom for Kids
Contact: Nick Kovats
Address: A2 - 18 Elm Grove Avenue, Toronto, ON M6K 2J1
Telephone: (416)833-0315
Fax:
Email: nkovats-(at)-gmail.com    replace the "-(at)-" with @
Website:  
egroup: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/freedomforkids
Description: Freedom For Kids provides media, research, contacts and articles of interest to Single Parents and Children of Divorce. We welcome, encourage and support International and Canadian members.
updated / verified 10JUN07
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Name: Gene C. Colman's Family Law Centre
Contact: Gene Colman, lawyer
Address: 25 Bowring Walk, Toronto, ON, Canada M3H 5Z8
Telephone: (416) 635-9264
Fax: (416) 635-5468
Email: gcfamlaw-(at)-rogers.com    replace the "-(at)-" with @
Website: www.complexfamilylaw.com
egroup:
Description: Gene C. Colman is a lawyer who is involved in advocacy at the policy analysis level on behalf of non-custodial parents through a variety of means including his extensive legal writing that includes publications in legal journals, publications on his web site and public speaking to laypersons.  He has developed special interests in preserving parent-child relationships and in the true economic effects of separation and divorce from a multidisciplinary perspective.  His law practice is restricted to family law.  Aside from providing traditional types of representation, he also provides legal memorandums, factums and other ad hoc support for self represented family law litigants, principally in Ontario. 
updated / verified 26JAN10
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Name: Grandparents Requesting Access and Dignity (G.R.A.N.D.) Society & Chapters
Contact: Joan Brooks, Founder
Address: 219 Browning Ave. Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4K 1X1
Telephone: (416)469-5471
Fax:  
Email:  
Website:  
Description:  
updated / verified 07JAN08
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Name: Help Us Get Support (H.U.G.S.)
Contact: Brandon King
Address: R.R. 2, Sunderland, Ontario, Canada
Telephone: (705) 357-3735
Fax: (705) 357-3735 (phone first)
Email:  
Website:  
Description: A balanced view, from non-lawyers. We have much offer based on our experience. Although most of our membership are women, we know that men can be good custodial parents too. We do not take sides. Estranged/divorced parents; step-parents; or grandparents; our aim is to help you from making the same mistakes that our membership made. Your kids come first. Give us the particulars of your case. Then listen to what we have to say.
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Name: Human Equality Action & Resource Team (H.E.A.R.T.)
Contact:  
Address: 2A The Marketplace, Toronto, ON, Canada M4C 5M1
Telephone: (416) 410-4141
Fax:  
Email: parental-(at)-interlog.com    replace the "-(at)-" with @
Website: http://www.interlog.com/~parental/
Description: HEART is a self-help group with separation and divorce solutions. We were incorporated in 1988 as a non-profit corporation. HEART has worked through the years with individuals, governments, social service agencies, lawyers, and social science professionals to advance human equality in the processes of separation and divorce.
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Name: In Search of Justice
Contact: Ross Virgin
Address: Box 56507, Unit 7, 5289 Hwy 7, Vaughan, ON, Canada, L4L 8V3
Telephone: (905) 850-3344
Fax:
Email:  
Website: www.RossVirgin.com
Description: Men's advocate, in custody, access, child support, spousal support, assets, assault and criminal charges
updated / verified 11JAN08
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Name: Kids Need Both Parents
Contact:  
Address: P.O. Box 100, Waterford, ON Canada N0E 1Y0
Telephone:
Fax:
Email:
Website:  
Description: Registered Charity
updated / verified 19JAN04
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Name: London Equal Parenting Association
Contact:
Address: London, ON, Canada
Telephone:
Fax:
Email:
Website:  
Description:  
updated / verified 19JAN04
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Name: National Shared Parenting Association
Contact: Heidi Nabert
Address: P.O. Box 114, Station A, Toronto, ON, Canada M5W 1A2
Telephone:
Fax:
Email: mtginfo-(at)-sympatico.ca    replace the "-(at)-" with @
Website:
Description:

The National Shared Parenting Association (NSPA) promotes shared parenting for children of divorced or separated parents. The NSPA is currently working on several projects including educational programs that would assist parents with various shared parenting tools to enable them to choose the best model for their family situation. The NSPA has also made presentations promoting the benefits of shared parenting to Parliamentary committees, at NSPA conferences across Canada and at press conferences in Ottawa and several other Canadian cities.

The NSPA executive has been interviewed extensively on television, radio and in newspaper and magazine articles across Canada.

updated / verified 19JAN04
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Name: Not All Dads Are Deadbeats
Contact: Dave Flook, Director
Address: #29-757 Wharncliffe Road South, London, ON , N6J 2N7
Telephone: (519) 680-3932
Fax:
Email: info-(at)-notalldadsaredeadbeats.com    replace the "-(at)-" with @
Website: www.NotAllDadsAreDeadbeats.com
Description:

Our Mission is to ensure and promote our children’s right to maintain significant and meaningful relationships with both parents after relationship breakdown.

We believe that:

  • Equal Parenting is indisputably proven to be in the best interest of our children except in proven cases of abuse or neglect;
  • The current adversarial and gender bias nature of our Family Courts and associated agencies act counter to the best interests of our children;
  • There is a better way to eliminate or reduce the financial and emotional strain on families involved in relationship breakdown;
  • Individuals involved should have timely, thoughtful and meaningful support and access to resources to assist throughout the process.

We Value:

  • Freedom and unbiased treatment of all people;
  • True gender equality;
  • Every individual’s right to life, liberty and security of person.

We will accomplish this by:

  • Ensuring that “Shared Parenting” is entrenched in Family Law through active political lobby efforts;
  • Informing and educating the public on the destructive and counter-productive nature of our Family Court System;
  • Working to develop alternatives for parents who want to ensure “Shared Parenting” is the default position should the relationship fail;
  • Advocating for and supporting those individuals harmed/mistreated by our Family Court System;
  • Working in conjunction with other organizations and individuals that hold similar core values and beliefs.
updated / verified 21JUN09
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Name: Separated Families of Canada
Contact: Jim Chamney
Address: Hamilton (Stoney Creek) , Ontario, Canada
Telephone: (905) 664-5989
Fax:  
Email: jpchamney-(at)-yahoo.com    replace the "-(at)-" with @
Website:  
Description:
updated / verified 19JAN04
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Name: Stepfamilies Association - Toronto Chapter
Contact: Terri O'Brien
Address: 241 Bowood Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Telephone:
Fax:  
Email: terri_obrien-(at)-sympatico.ca
Website:  
Description: Toronto Chapter of Stepfamilies Association of America (SAA)
Education and resource resource group for all step-relatives in the Toronto area.
updated / verified 19APR04
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Name: Voices of Children Alliance (VOCA)
Contact: Dorothy or Wayne White
Address: Port Hope, Ontario L1A 4G5
Telephone:  
Fax:  
Email: voca-(at)-sympatico.ca    replace the "-(at)-" with @
Website:  
Description:  
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Name: Windsor Men's Forum
Contact: Bob McGuire, Executive Director
Address: 2034 Front Rd. N., Amherstburg, ON  N9V 3R3
Telephone: (519) 971-2109
Fax: (519) 978-9827
Email: rjmcguir-(at)-mnsi.net    replace the "-(at)-" with @
Website:  
Description: We provide services for men, women and families. We are currently restructuring our delivery of service since our public offices closed in October 2006. We are still available through 519-971-2109 and still very active in a number of issues and with personal coaching.
updated / verified 09JAN08
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