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The Men Like Me program aims to empower refugee and immigrant fathers through a peer-led model to foster healthy mindsets and promote positive masculinities.


The Men Like Me program, in partnership with White Ribbon, aims to empower refugee and immigrant men and boys, promoting positive masculinities and fostering allies in the effort to prevent and combat Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in their communities.

From 2024 to 2026, the program will support two cohorts of refugee and immigrant fathers to engage actively with their families and communities. Each cohort will run over 30 weeks.

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  • Use 10 father-led activity packages to engage their children for a stronger parent-child bond.

  • Follow 10 male allyship guides to model positive masculinities, foster healthy mindsets, and step up as allies to prevent and end GBV in their homes and communities.

  • Attend 10 community engagement sessions to connect with peers.

  • Join 10 national webinars to share good practices and knowledge dissemination on GBV prevention and mental health awareness.

Expected Outcomes:

Strengthened familial bonds and relationships


Shared Parental Responsibility 

Community connections and networks to reduce isolation and connect with peers


Best practices for scaling and knowledge dissemination


Stronger families and reduced Gender Based Violence (GBV)

Cost of the Men Like Me Program

The Men Like Me program is entirely free of cost for the participants. 

To join the Men Like Me Program, please contact



Portail De L'Immigrant

Association (PIA)
830-840 7th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2P 3G2


Elena Popova
Tel: 403-668-0299 ext. 107

Northwest Territories


​NWT Literacy Council

5016 47 St,

Yellowknife, NT X1A 1M1


Grayce Patino

Tel: 867-873-9262



Immigrant and Refugee Services Association PEI 49 Water Street Charlottetown, PEI C1A 1A3


Sara Peters

Tel: 902-628-6009


Service d’accueil et d’inclusion francophone – SK (SAIF-SK)

1440, 9e Avenue Nord (bureau 215) Regina, SK S4R 8B1


Gérard Madodo


This project is funded by Women and Gender Equality Canada.


To learn more about the Men Like Me Program, please contact:

Amy Zhou 
Project Coordinator, Innovations


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