On Saturday and Sunday the Canadian Centre for Men and Families tabled for the first time at the Cabbagetown Street Festival which takes place along Parliament Street in Toronto. This was a great experience and a terrific opportunity to raise awareness in our own neighborhood of the services being offered at the Centre.

We met a lot of people for whom our work seemed to resonate, whether men’s health, family court issues or boys problems with schools. I was particularly impressed by the number of women who visited our booth.

Two particular stories stand out. The first was a mother who was looking for legal help for her son who is struggling to get access to his daughter. The second was a young woman who said she had two male friends that find it difficult to get help for mental health issues.

A special thanks to all our volunteers for making this weekend possible!