Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin - I Am a Kind Man


The overall purpose of the Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin program is to end all forms of violence towards Indigenous women.


Who We Serve:

· Indigenous men and male youth (13+) who are proactively seeking cultural resources and supportive services in the movement to end violence against women

· Indigenous men and male youth who were or are currently involved in the justice system


Program Objectives:

· Improved self-esteem and sense of identity among urban Indigenous men within the program

· Reduced instances of violence against Indigenous women from men who have received program supports including those who were reintegrated into the community

· Reduced stigma around conversation on violence against Indigenous women

· Increased collaboration between Friendship Centres and Delivery Sites, levels of government and other organizations to support efforts to reduce instances of violence against indigenous women



Program Activities:

· One-to-one Supports

· Group-Based Services

· Participant-Based Activities


One to One Supports:

· One-to-One Peer Counselling

· Service Navigation

· Individual Advocacy Support

· Justice-Related Individual Supports

· Individual/Family Support

· Individual Traditional Teachings

· Referrals to Other Friendship Centre Programs


Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin is funded by the


OFIFC receives funding for the Kizhaay program from the province of Ontario’s Long-Term Strategy to End Violence Against Indigenous Women, known as WALKING TOGETHER.

For more information contact Jamie Dube, Coordinator:
815 St. Laurent Blvd.
Ottawa, Ontario
K1K 3A7
Phone: 613-722-3811 X284
Fax: 613-722-4667