Our Mission:

End Abuse.

 
 
 

Changing Ways exists to eliminate men’s abusive and violent behaviours against women and children, and to eliminate other forms of gender-based violence in intimate relationships. This advances our broader goal of achieving equality within a safe community, where aggressors are held responsible and the community accountable.

 
 

October 2017

Once you have made the choice to abuse you will forever have the potential. A weekly meeting is a constant reminder of who I never want to be again. If I feel like I am slipping I have support to remind me abuse is a choice you don’t have to choose.

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DECEMBER 2015

A man who was arrested for beating his wife numerous times says repeat offenders like him need more rehabilitation, and government cuts to domestic abuse programs are putting lives in peril.

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October 2017

We know that domestic violence is a prevalent social problem, so it only follows that those who perpetrate this violence are our co-workers, our supervisors, and those working under our supervision. 

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July 2017

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June 2017

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May 2017

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Our Impact

Do participants in PAR programs show positive changes in abuse-supporting attitudes from pre- to post-intervention? The first major aim of the current study was to determine if participation in PAR programs is associated with positive changes in abuse-supporting attitudes from pre- to post-intervention. Three specific attitude domains were targeted: personal responsibility for abuse and its effects, partner blaming and denial of expected relationship difficulties. Results, shown in Figure 1, indicated that men who completed PAR programs showed significant positive change in all three attitude domains from pre- to post-program. Specifically, men’s 15 disavowal of personal responsibility for their abuse3 [tpaired(126) = 9.15, p <.01], their level of partner-blaming [tpaired(126) = 8.54, p <.01] and their level of denial [tpaired(126) = 2.40, p <.05] all decreased significantly over intervention.

 
 

Change in abuse-supporting attitudes from pre-to-post intervention

 

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Key Indicators 2016

 

2016 Revenues

$997,136

 

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Our Impact

We've been at the coalface of gender-based violence work for over 35 years. What started as  a research project in 1982, has grown into a network of counsellors serving 3 primary locations in South Western Ontario with the support of the Ministry of the Attorney General. We've impacted the lives of many thousands of Canadians, and now through our work with the Caring Dads program we've spread across borders to promote child-centered parenting as far afield as the USA, UK, Europe, Australia and Japan.

 

35+

Years Serving our Community

From humble beginnings in  1982 as a the result of a research project and two dedicated probation and parole officers' efforts.

 

30+

incredible counsellors 

Working across court-mandated PAR, and in perpetrator-based intervention, leading the charge on gender-based violence.

 
 

25+

Thousand families Impacted

Across  London/Middlesex, St. Thomas/Elgin & Chatham/Kent, as well as the UK, USA, Australia, Japan and Europe.

 
 

Our Programs

Changing ways programs impact the lives of thousands of men and women, their partners and their children every year. Our goal is the break the cycle of violence that persists through generations and our programs are clinically proven to work.

 

Men's Counseling - Voluntary

The 16 session program provides individuals with an opportunity to examine their beliefs and attitudes towards domestic abuse. Men  learn non abusive ways of resolving conflict. The group runs 2 hours per session. This program is on a sliding scale fee for service.

 

Men's Counseling - Court Mandated

The Partner Assault Response (PAR) Program delivers specialized group counselling to individuals who have been mandated by the court to attend in response to a criminal charge involving domestic violence. The 12 session program provides individuals with an opportunity to examine their beliefs and attitudes towards domestic abuse and to learn non abusive ways of resolving conflict. The group runs 2 hours per session and is offered at various times throughout the week.

 

Victim/Partner Contact

As clients are referred to the Men’s or Women’s Counseling Programs, specialized counsellors make contact with the victim of assault / current partner of the client.  The victim/partner will be provided an opportunity to share their experiences with someone who will listen and support them in a way that reflects an understanding of the complexities of abuse and increases safety. 

Women's Counseling - Court Mandated

A 12 week court mandated group counseling program for women seeking support due to domestic violence related charges.  Women will learn tools designed to support healthier decision making strategies that create positive relationships within their lives. 

 

Caring Dads

Changing Ways is not only an Accredited Caring Dads Provider, but also co-founder of this social enterprise. Caring Dads delivers specialized group counseling to fathers who are at risk of abusing, have abused their children or have physically/emotionally abused their children’s mother. The goals of the program aim to support healthy father/child interaction and create healthy strategies for men to interact with the mother of the child. The group runs 2 hours per week for a 17 week period.

 

Les services en Français

Les programmes d’intervention au près des partenaires violents (PIPV), un volet du Programme de tribunaux pour l’instruction des causes de violence conjugale de l’Ontario, sont des services spécialisés de counseling et d’éducation en groupe offerts par des organismes communautaires à des personnes ayant agresséleurs partenaires. 

 
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October 2017

"A man who was arrested for beating his wife numerous times says repeat offenders like him need more rehabilitation, and government cuts to domestic abuse programs are putting lives in peril."

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