WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK OUR FUNDERS/SUPPORTERS:
Welcome to The West Coast Men’s Support Society’s (WCMSS)!
Formerly, we were known in the Cowichan Valley as The Cowichan Men’s Resource Centre. We are proud to inform you that the change in our name status reflects the greater scope and impact our programs are now having across British Columbia! Our bevy of programming includes: our newly re-designed Respect & Compassion program, Dads Make a Difference, Fire & Bones - Youth Mentoring and Men’s Circles. Along with our recent re-branding initiatives, we are pleased to introduce to you new programming, including the following:
One on One Peer Counselling - We are offering counselling services to both men and boys. Whether you are dealing with anger, abuse, anxiety, or depression, we can support you on your journey to wellness. Please contact us to make an appointment.
Healthy Men - We very much promote men's proactive self care. We encourage men to take responsibility for their lives, and take care of themselves via healthy diet, exercise, stress management, pursuit of passions & healthy relationships with others. We are here to support men in being healthy in all ways. Please contact us to discuss further.
Elder Men’s Groups – It is widely known that a number of men over sixty suffer from depression. This is compounded by the fact that many men tend to isolate themselves, thus depriving themselves of the opportunity for social support, assistance and friendship. If you are over the age of 60 and wish to connect with other men about the unique challenges you face at this developmental life stage, please contact us. We are happy to bring our circles to your senior's facility.
Men’s Grief Resources – Dedicated specifically to men and boys dealing with grief and loss
Restorative Justice Resources– The intention is to forge a dialogue between victims and offenders of wrong-doing. We recognise that both the individual and community are impacted by injustice
Organizational Outreach - Our mandate is to support the development of men’s programs across BC. In order to achieve this mandate we need to continue to reach out and partner with like minded organizations. We will provide them with the necessary training and materials so that they can then replicate our programs in their region.
Please take a look at our specific program pages for more details.
Please feel free to explore our website for additional details, and drop us a line with any questions or comments you may have.
An interview with West Coast Men's Grant Waldman & Louise Cohen of www.PositveAttitudeCoaching.com around the Mature Masculine - check it out here: http://www.positiveattitudecoaching.com/audio/2012-09-18_louise_cohen.mp3
Please visit People First Radio (Radio Malaspina) to listen to the following interviews:
- Interview with Grant Waldman and The Need for Men's Centres, Societies, & Circles
- Interview with Clive Michael Justice "Fathering and Families"
- Interview with Members of the Cowichan's Men Resource Centre.
- Interview for the Mankind Project regarding the New Warrior Training Adventure - that took place in the Spring of 2010 on Vancouver Island.
- Interview with the Nanaimo Men's Centre regarding Funding for Men's Centres
The West Coast Men’s Support Society is a strong advocate against parental alienation of any kind. For more information on this subject please click here
I would also ask anyone to contact us for support.
Yours in Greater Men's Health & Community,
Grant M. Waldman, Executive Director/Wellness Coach
West Coast Men’s Support Society