Programs & Services

All counselling services at MRC are free of charge. We welcome all men age 16 years old and up to use our programs and services. Please click below to jump to the program or service descriptions.

The best way to connect with MRC services is by calling the office at 204-415-6797 during business hours to schedule an Orientation Session. Orientation sessions provide an overview of the programs and services offered at MRC. After the Orientation Session an Intake & Assessment session is necessary to register for services and programs. Men may then by referred to the next step in acquiring access to Individual or Group Counselling Services. Some clients may be referred to other organizations when MRC programs filled to capacity.

Access Services — Orientation Sessions on Mondays

Orientation Sessions run every Monday (except holidays) at various times in the afternoon and evening. During Orientation, men receive an overview from the staff about the purpose, function and criteria of each of the programs and services offered at the MRC.

Upon completion men who want to access MRC programs are asked to fill out an
Intake Package. Some men find they aren't ready or that MRC does not have the
program they are looking for. They will then be assisted by staff and may
be given a referral.

When the Intake Package is completed, an Assessment Session is scheduled.
The Assessment Session is necessary to register for MRC's services and programs.
Men may then be referred to the next step in accessing workshops, group counselling
and other programs.

We know Mondays aren't always convienent and sometimes there is a n immediate need that needs addressing. We recommend that anyone with a pressing issue that is unable to attend an Orientation Session to please visit Klinic's drop in counselling which have frequent drop-in times throughout the week and on weekends. For more information about Klinic please visit their website at www.klinic.mb.ca.

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Group Counselling Overview

Group Counselling sessions have a range of topics that are chosen in response to the men coming into the Men's Resource Centre. Topics of discussion stem from personal, interpersonal and social issues. There is an established set of core groups that are supplemented by additional groups when there is a demand or need. Please call during business hours or visit the MRC at 115 Pulford Street Monday to Friday business hours for more information.

For more information on the types of groups the MRC is running click here.

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Short Term Individual Counselling Services

Men who are looking to access individual counselling are encouraged to call the office at 204-415-6797, and schedule an orientation session. During the orientation session, men will receive an overview of the services offered at MRC, followed by an intake and assessment session and maybe referred to the next step in acquiring access to individual therapy.

Short Term Individual Counselling is for men with a wide range of stressors and traumas that need to be addressed. Men participating in this therapy will have the opportunity to receive in-depth support that can cover many topics like relationship break ups – divorce and separations, life transitions – all of which can be become particularly difficult whenever anyone is overwhelmed. It is our belief that most people have the resources at hand to overcome life's challenges without therapy, but that Short Term Counselling is for men experiencing particularly difficult times and need some support to feel less overwhelmed, redirect themselves and empowered to transform.

The average Short Term Counselling program will run up to 8 sessions in weekly or biweekly sessions that last approximately one (1) hour in length. In these sessions, you and the counsellor will explore options to improve wellbeing, impact of stressors/traumas in everyday life, and moving towards the goal(s) that you established with the counsellor.

Our counsellors will encourage growth and change for our clients and assist with their goal(s) through developing the skills they need to be empowered in their lives.

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MCSA — Male Childhood Sexual Abuse Counselling Program

The MSCA Counselling Program is provided to men who were sexually abused as children and want to resolve the long-term effects of the abuse. The program offers individual therapy services consistent with the clinical model. This service is a one (1) year program. Please note: There can be a wait to access these services. MRC therapist will explain more about this process and what services are accessible in the meantime.

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Emergency Shelter Program

The Emergency Shelter Service is available for men (and their children) who are fleeing from their intimate partner because of abuse and family violence. We help all men and their children across the Province of Manitoba who must access emergency accommodation due to violence and abuse in the home.

If you need to use our Emergency Shelter Program please call us Monday to Friday during business hours at 204-415-6797 extension 201 or come to the Men's Resource Centre at
115 Pulford Street in the Osborne Village area of Winnipeg. If you need assistance and it is outside of business hours, please call:

Manitoba Domestic Violence Crisis Phone Line
Toll-Free:  1-877-977-0007

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