Kizhaay Anishiinabe Niin
Working with Indigenous Men and Boys to Reduce Violence against Indigenous Women, Girls, their family, community, and themselves.
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.
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.
- 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
- 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
- One-to-one Supports
- Group-based Services
- Participant-based Activities
- 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