Launch of 1in6 Canada:The Nation’s Knowledge Centre for Male Sexual Trauma and Recovery

The Men’s Project is celebrating the launch of 1in6 Canada: The Nation’s Knowledge Centre for Male Sexual Trauma and Recovery, and are holding several events.

On Thursday March 21st, from 7-10 pm, come to the Official Reception at Galerie SAW Gallery, 67 Nicholas Street, Ottawa. Info and tickets ($50) can be ordered through The Men’s Project website.

On Friday March 22nd, at 10:00 am, come witness history-in-the-making at their Media Conference at the Sheraton Hotel, 150 Albert Street, in Ottawa. Coffee and conversation will follow.

On Saturday March 23rd and Sunday March 24th, men and their families are welcome to attend the first Men of Courage Community Conference on men’s mental health and well-being. Events include keynote speakers (including Frank O’Dea, founder of the Second Cup!), dedicated workshops (such as fathering, integrity, partners’ needs, and a dedicated stream for male survivors), films and discussion. Service providers are also welcome. Tickets are $50, and a number of scholarships seats are reserved for low income men. The registration package is attached.

The Men’s Project thanks their funders, sponsors, individual donors, the YMCA-YWCA, partner agencies, as well as many volunteers to make this national resource happen.

Candlelight Vigil in Support of Families of Missing Adults

Ottawa, ON
November 7, 2012

Two years ago, the lives of the Abdulatif Salman’s family and David Kearns (Luborsky) family changed in the blink of an eye when their adult sons went missing.  On the evening of November 7th, the Salman and Kearns families will be participating in a candlelight vigil to honour their missing sons and would like to extend an invitation to other families in the Ottawa area.

The purpose of the vigil is to ask for the public’s continued help in locating Abdulatif Salman, David Kearns and others missing from the Ottawa area.  The vigil is also a way of raising awareness about those who are missing in the Ottawa area and to show support for all families of the missing.

The candlelight vigil is being organized by the Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime (CRCVC), Ontario’s Missing Adults (OMA), the Salman family and the Kearns family.  As part of the evening ceremony, the CRCVC and OMA will be announcing the launch of a new website created to assist families of missing adults (Canadian Centre for Information on Missing Adults).

 The public is welcome to join us in the website launch and most importantly to hear the personal stories of those who are living with the tragic circumstances of a missing loved one.  By showing your support, families can be reassured that their loved ones are not forgotten.  

WHEN:  Wednesday, November 7, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

WHERE:  near Stone Sculptures, Remic Rapids (Ottawa River Parkway) 

For further information, please contact: Lusia Dion at (613) 851-2442 or Heidi Illingworth (613) 762-9499.

The Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime offers support, research and education to survivors and stakeholders.

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