Kizhaay Anishnaabe Niin
This program title translates from Anihinnabe-Mowin language as "I am a Kind Man". It is a Culturally relevant program that supports healthy relationships and Indigenous identities through one-to-one supports, group based services, participant based activities, public awareness, networking & partnership building.
The overall purpose of Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin program is to end all forms of violence towards Indigenous Women. K.A.N. is designed for Indigenous men and male youth proactively seeking cultural resources and supportive services in the movement to end this violence.
One to one supports include:
- One to one peer counselling
- service Navigation
- Individual advocacy support
- justice related individual supports
- Individual/family supports
- Individual Traditional teachings
- Referrals to other friendship Centre programs
- Referrals to external programs
Group based activities include:
- The delivery of two 12 week Tool Kit sessions per year.
- Wednesday night Drumming.
- Multiple co-programming events
The program objectives are designed to improve self-esteem and sense of identity among Indigenous men within the program; to reduce instances of violence against women from men who have received program supports including those who were reintegrated into the community. and to increase collaboration Between Friendship Centre's and delivery sights, levels of government and other organizations who support efforts to reduce instances of violence.