Gentle Heroes: Men as Nurturing Caregivers

April 14, 2022 @ 9:15 am – 3:15 pm

Gentle Heroes is a workshop offered free of charge to downtown agencies working with dads/male caregivers.

Storytelling has been part of our cultures for millennia, as entertainment and as a way of sharing knowledge, building attachment, and empowering community members. Stories help us reflect on and overcome our challenges, developing skills like empathy, gratitude, and more.

This workshop will also develop and enhance our appreciation of diversity.  It gives participants an opportunity and method to communicate their “story”. This is made possible through speaking, listening, reading and writing, art, music, humour, and role-playing, providing a language-rich environment for children, essential for early literacy.  Honouring each family’s culture through storytelling encourages attachment and bonding by giving parents the opportunity to be a significant part of the literacy process as a storyteller.

Recommended Participants: 

  • Community leaders and administrators
  • Family support practitioners
  • Early Childhood Educators
  • Childcare centre administrators
  • Program leaders and facilitators