The Canadian Centre For Men and Families (CCMF) Alberta is announcing a new counselling program aimed at assisting men who are experiencing relationship problems, separation and divorce, social isolation, family issues, and low self-esteem.

Beth Barberree, CCMF Alberta’s Executive Director says “Many of the men we see accessing our programs and services at CCMF Alberta are having a really rough time – be it isolation from their kids, strain due to financial burdens related to relationship breakdown, or emotional manipulation and abuse. In these situations, one-on-one professional counselling can make all the difference when someone is struggling to make sense of what they’re going through.”

“CCMF Alberta is very particular about who we invite to join our team of counsellors. Beyond their professional credentials, it’s critical that our counsellors understand the male experience while working to get through their rough patch, and that they approach the counselling relationship with compassion and without judgment. Since we soft-launched the counselling program at the beginning of March, we have seen an overwhelming response and will be expanding availability to keep up with the demand.”

CCMF Alberta has been operating for five years as the local branch of their national charity, which was incorporated in 2013. Their mission is to provide support services for men and their children who are struggling due to intimate relationship breakdown and turmoil.

The counselling program is different from most other services being provided by other agencies. Tanis Moore, the CCMF Counselling Program Coordinator explains, “In contrast to comparable counselling programs, the counselling services we provide at CCMF Alberta are more specifically tailored to men and men’s needs. The counsellors involved in our service provision are experienced in working with men and are aware that men and women often require different approaches to service. They are also educated in the kinds of unique struggles that men face and the gaps in society through which men in need often fall.”

Fees are assessed on a sliding scale according to your income, as we aim to ensure income level is not a barrier to participation in any of our programs.

For more information on CCMF Alberta and their new counselling program, please visit the Counselling page or Contact Us. All inquiries will be treated seriously and remain confidential.