Family Shelter for Men and Children and Canadian Centre for Men and Families - Toronto

Established in 2014, the Canadian Centre for Men and Families (CCMF) is Toronto’s first hub for the health and well-being of boys, men, fathers and families. The Centre is an open, inclusive and safe space, providing therapy and counselling, peer support, a legal clinic, fathering programs, mentorship and support services for male victims of trauma and violence. We provide services, research, advocacy, outreach and public education on all aspects of men’s issues.

No one’s invincible. It’s time he has a place for him and the people in his life.

The Canadian Centre for Men and Families will catalyze a fundamental change in society’s attitude towards boys and men. We will confront that which impedes men from getting help and work with the community to respond to unmet needs. We will create a better future for our sons and daughters through mutual understanding, compassion and support.


    • Family Shelter for abused Men and Children
    • Counselling and therapy
    • Fathering After Separation or Divorce
    • Legal assistance clinic
  • Men's peer support group
  • Domestic abuse recovery program
  • Survivors of False Allegations support program
  • Rainbow legal support
  • Mentorship for boys

Access the Family Shelter for Abused Men and Children

We offer a safe, spacious, temporary living opportunity for single men as well as fathers with children. This unique facility is dedicated to men and families who have experienced any form of domestic abuse.

In addition to residential support, we provide a variety of services:

    • Emergency case management
    • Emergency trauma counselling
    • Food, clothing and additional in-house resources
    • Assisting with housing applications
    • All CCMF Toronto programs and services

To register for residential support, email, call 647-479-9611 extension 5, or complete an application here.

Contact Information

Visit the Canadian Centre for Men and Families
26 Mansur Terrace, Toronto, Ontario, M3J 3R1
Phone (Local): 647-479-9611
Phone (Toll Free): 1-844-900-CCMF (2263)

Carrie McManus

Director of Programs, Sagesse Domestic Violence Prevention Society.

Steve Doherty

Executive Director, Youth Without Shelter, a Toronto shelter for homeless young people

Geoff Thompson

Director of the Manitoba Men’s Resource Centre, the only Canadian shelter for men fleeing intimate partner violence.

Margaret Newall

Pioneer in the women’s shelter movement, Co-Founder and 10 years Chair, Prairieaction Foundation, and Co-Founder, RESOLVE (Research and Education for Solutions to Violence and Abuse).

Don Wright

Founder and 28 years Executive Director of the
British Columbia Society for Male Survivors of
Sexual Abuse, supporting male victims of sexual
and domestic violence.

Alexandra Lysova

Assistant Professor of Criminology, Simon Fraser University. Her groundbreaking research on male victims of domestic violence is funded by the SSHRC and the the Carnegie and Fulbright Foundations.

Gary Sangha

Detective, Special Victims Unit, York Regional Police.

Sandy Prentice

Counsellor at a GTA Violence Against Women Shelter and Caseworker in a shelter and homelessness agency.

Lauren Vanspall

Community Relations Officer, Toronto Police Services

Maria Barcelos

Executive Director, The Gatehouse, an agency
for men and women who have experienced abuse

Don Neufeld

Program lead and social worker, Caring Dads parenting group and the Partner Assault Response Program.

Marcus Jackson

Manager, Taylor House, a domestic violence shelter for men and children, in Batesville, Arkansas.

Lori Cohen

Counsellor, Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

Margaret Arnason

Assaulted Women’s Helpline and the City of Toronto Trainer and Counsellor for violence against women/ gender based violence.

Michael Healey

Facilitator, Men’s Domestic Abuse Group, Canadian Centre for Men and Families, Program Faciliator, John Howard Society.

Kaitlyn Anastasiou

Chair, Education Committee, Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/ Domestic Violence Treatment Centres.

Sheri MacDonald

President of the Ontario Network of Victim Service Providers.

John Telfer

Child Welfare Supervisor, Children’s Aid Society of Toronto