HOPE AND RESILIENCY AT HOME AND WORK”
This year the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention is pleased to be partnering with the Mental Health Commission of Canada to promote World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD), held on September 10, 2013. Building on the international theme of “Stigma: A major Barrier to Suicide Prevention”, Canada will be focusing this year’s theme on Hope and Resiliency at Home and Work.
Further Details: http://www.suicideprevention.ca/events/worlds-suicide-prevention-day/
Andy Bhatti will cycle from Vernon to Vancouver to raise funds and awareness for victims of sexual abuse.
Men of Hope’s 2013 Ride for Reason will be donating funds to Sophie’s Place Child Advocacy Centre in Surrey, BC.
Sophie’s Place is intended to be a multi-disciplinary, child centred service for children who are victims of abuse. It is to be modeled after the Zebra Child Protection Centre in Edmonton. The Advocacy Centre will support children 0-12 who are victims of abuse with a new more child friendly approach to investigations of abuse; sadly, children with special needs are disproportionately victims of child abuse.
Men of Hope’s Ride for Reason is GEARING UP for another SUCCESSFUL EVENT in aid of
SOPHIE’S PLACE CHILD ADVOCACY CENTRE
Please join in on this event and spread the word
Men of Hope is pleased to announce that the Charity Poker Tournament last weekend raised $25,000 Dollars for the BC Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse! To all of you who participated and donated .. THANK YOU!!!! Your support is greatly appreciated.
Poker Totals Tabulated (Langley Advance [April 11, 2013])
Poker Challenge a Success (Langley Advance [April 9, 2013])
Full house for ‘Men of Hope” (Langley Times [April 8, 2013])
All funds raised will be donated directly to the
Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre
to assist with continuing their programs and services for survivors of sexual abuse.
Men of Hope is please to provide a link to the registration information for the FIRST MEN of COURAGE – Men of Courage Community Conference being held – March 23-24, 2013 in Ottawa, ON. It promises to be a weekend of education, insight and wellbeing for male survivors. Men of Hope’s founder, Lee Ferrill, will be part of the Advocacy & Activism for Male Survivors Panel.
IT’S ALL ABOUT MEN – IT’S ABOUT TIME.
The Thunder Bay Sexual Assault & Crisis centre have now published a resource listing with contact information for Male Survivors of childhood victimization, in Northern Ontario. (English /Français). Men of Hope would like to thank the Northern Ontario Sexual Assault Centres for advising us of this new resource listing for our website visitors.