Male sex abuse victim survivors group launched.OTTAWA Ottawa, city, Canada
Ottawa (ŏt`əwə), city (1991 pop. 313,987), capital of Canada, SE Ont., at the confluence of the Ottawa and Rideau rivers. Hull, Que. -- The Ontario Association of Male Survivor Services has opened. It is "an organization committed to ending the silence of male sexual victimization victimization Social medicine The abuse of the disenfranchised–eg, those underage, elderly, ♀, mentally retarded, illegal aliens, or other, by coercing them into illegal activities–eg, drug trade, pornography, prostitution. in this province, like all victims, they have the right to be heard and helped."
The association will advocate for professional, funded services for male survivors, the creation of dedicated, accessible, and coordinated services for men, to establish a place of healing Healing
See also Medicine.
had power to heal whatever wound it made. [Gk. Lit.: Iliad]
Augeas’ daughter; noted for skill in using herbs for healing. [Gk. Myth. in every community in Ontario for men who have experienced trauma. (www.malesurvivor.on.ca) The organization will offer web-based material, professional training, practice standards and peer support available to member organizations.
The Ontario Trillium Foundation The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), one of Canada’s leading grantmaking foundations, is an agency of the Ontario Ministry of Culture. OTF distributes $100 million of government funding each year generated through Ontario's charity casino initiative. has provided initial funding. The association is operated by The Men's Project, a nonprofit organization Nonprofit Organization
An association that is given tax-free status. Donations to a non-profit organization are often tax deductible as well.
Examples of non-profit organizations are charities, hospitals and schools. whose mandate is to serve male survivors of sexual abuse and assault by providing counseling services for men in both Ottawa and Cornwall. The Men's Project is supported by the Attorney General. OAMSS is supported by a Provincial Advisory Committee, with diverse community representation from all regions of Ontario.
Rick Goodwin, is the Provincial Manager of OAMSS.