Men, Family and Community Learning Series


Angela Marie MacDougall of BWSS will be taking part in the Men, Family and Community Learning Series hosted by Kiwassa Neigbourhood House taking place September 21st – November 30th.

Join us Tuesday, September 21st and Thursday September 23rd from 10:00am – 2:00pm for Angela’s workshop: Anti Racism and Gender-Based Violence: Building Practices to Work with Men.

The COVID-19 pandemic has been the source of multiple stresses impacting the health and well-being of Canadian families, parents and children. Anxiety, depression, fear, grief, trauma, difficulty in adaptation, and relationship conflicts are some of the overlapping challenges facing individuals and their families. And some individuals and families suffer more adversely than others depending on their unique needs, resources, and resilience. Consequently, the pandemic has resulted in people living in volatile situations of family violence.

These sessions will:

  • Deepen your understanding of the structural and cultural roots of violence and power
  • Offer strategies to support men with examining attitudes and actions and taking responsibility for their harmful behaviour
  • Offer tools to support men with making choices that will enable them to reflect, speak and act differently
  • Highlight best practices, such as restorative justice and relationship-centred work
  • Encourage community organizations, leaders, workers and men to work toward change


Sign up to one or all of the sessions!

This is a FREE training series funded by Vancouver Coastal Health for Support Workers and other frontline staff who have an interest in growing their ability to engage and support men with developing positive family relationships.

Date: September 21st to November 30th, 2021
Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:00am to 2:00pm


The Men, Family and Community Learning Series training will be provided by subject matter experts over Zoom and there is no cost to the participant. Should COVID restrictions change, there may be in-person training at the end of the sessions.


To register:

To RSVP, contact:
Jesus Gonzalez