Changing Direction (Partner Assault Response (PAR) Program)
Changing Direction helps individuals who have been ordered by the courts for domestic abuse related criminal charges to participate in a 12-week psychoeducational program. The goal of the program is to help people take responsibility for and change behaviours that have been hurtful, disrespectful, controlling, or abusive to a current or former spouse or intimate partner. Groups are available for both men and women in English and in French.
Partner Contact is a component of the Changing Direction program which provides support and information, referrals and safety planning to partners and former partners whose previous or current partner is participating in the program. In order to enroll in the Changing Direction program, participants must consent to the Partner Contact component of the program.
Partner Contact is confidential.
Men and women 18 years of age and older.
Individuals can be referred to the Program as a condition of a Court Order such as a recognizance of bail, a sentence or probation order, or a section 810 peace bond after being charged with or being found guilty of a domestic violence related offence.
Referrals are accepted by calling 613-932-4610 extension 127.