Introduction: Canada's Treatment Programs for Men Who Abuse Their Partners


The 2008 directory of Canada's Treatment Programs for Men Who Abuse Their Partners is one of a series of directories prepared for the Stop Family Violence under the Family Violence Initiative of the Government of Canada.

This directory provides a listing of treatment programs that address the needs of men who behave abusively in their intimate relationships. The services are listed by province and territory (east to west) and alphabetically by town and city.Footnote 1 Although most treatment programs are open to all men who behave abusively, some evaluate candidates to determine whether they may benefit from the type of treatment provided by program personnel. Many of the programs listed use multiple approaches (for example, individual counselling, support groups) in the provision of services. Please note that waiting lists are common when seeking treatment for abusive behaviour.

Each listing identifies the organization with which the program is affiliated and specifies the clients served, such as mandatory clients (referred by parole offices and probations offices) or voluntary clients (referred by other community agencies).

Listings also indicate various organizational attri-butes including the type of service provided, the availability of services in both official languages (English and French) or multilingual (various world languages) services, service fees and whether the services are wheelchair accessible.

Some listings include a toll free number, often accessible only within the province or territory. Toll free numbers for the National Clearinghouse on Family Violence, however, can be used across Canada.

If you are aware of any changes or additions that should be made to these listings, please let us know.

Stop Family Violence
785 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5H4
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