Kizhaay Anishiinabe Niin

Working with Indigenous Men and Boys to Reduce Violence against Indigenous Women, Girls, their family, community, and themselves.

Goal

The overall purpose of the Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin—I am a Kind Man program is to end all forms of violence towards women, girls, family, community, and oneself.

Description

Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin is a culturally relevant program that supports healthy relationships and Indigenous identities through one-to-one support, group-based services, participant-based activities, public awareness activities, networking and partnership building.

Program Objectives

  • Improved self-esteem and sense of identity among urban Indigenous men within the program
  • Reduced instances of violence against Indigenous women from men who have received program supports, including those who were reintegrated into the community
  • Reduce stigma around the conversation on violence against Indigenous women
  • Increased collaboration between friendship centre and delivery sites, levels of government and other organizations to support efforts to reduce instances of violence against Indigenous women

Target Groups

  • Indigenous men and male youth proactively seeking cultural resources and supportive services in the movement to end violence against women
  • Indigenous men and male youth who were or are currently involved in the justice system

Program Activities

  • One-to-one Supports
  • Group-based Services
  • Participant-based Activities

One-to-One Supports

  • One-to-one Peer Counselling
  • Services Navigation
  • Individual Advocacy Support
  • Justice-related Individual Supports
  • Individual/Family Support
  • Individual Traditional Teachings
  • Referral to Other Friendship Centre Programs