MentorAction is a Hamilton-based men's anti-violence group funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation. This website includes community resource information, readings and links about men's health and well-being as well as a calendar of anti-violence events in Hamilton and area. Hamilton male leaders gathered Tuesday, November 4 at the Waterfront Center to celebrate the launch of the MentorAction website. The event was strengthened by a notable keynote speaker-Dr. Petter Jaffe.
Peter Jaffe is a psychologist and Professor in the Faculty of Education at Western University and the Academic Director of the Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women & Children. He is also the Director Emeritus for the Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System. He has co-authored ten books, 24 chapters and over 80 articles related to violence and abuse involving children, adults, families and the justice system. Many of his publications and professional presentations deal with domestic violence, the impact of domestic violence on children, and child custody and access disputes. He has presented workshops across the United States and Canada, as well as Australia, New Zealand, Costa Rica and Europe to various groups including judges, lawyers, health, mental health professionals and educators. Since 1999, he has been on faculty for the National Council of Juvenile & Family Court Judges in the US for judicial education programs entitled “Enhancing Judicial Skills in Domestic Violence Cases”. He was a founding member of Ontario's Chief Coroner’s Domestic Violence Death Review Committee. In 2009, he was named an Officer in the Order of Canada by the Governor General for his work preventing domestic violence in the community.
Please follow this link to learn more about MentorAction: http://mentoraction.org/