About Counterpoint Coop

Counterpoint was founded by a group of nine women and men in 1995 and incorporated in 1997 as a Not-for-Profit Co-operative. This Co-operative is governed by the Co-operatives Act and the Not-For-Profit Corporations Act. Its’ Board of Directors is drawn from its membership base and is accountable to the same body. The Board of Directors is a working Board which is responsible for the organization in its entirety.

Our Mission

Counterpoint works to end violence in intimate relationships by teaching men to build relationships that are respectful, healthy, and non- violent and helping women and children who have experienced violence to heal and thrive. We achieve our goals by providing the Partner Assault Response (PAR) program for men in and through the Women’s Advocacy Program that supports survivors of intimate partner violence to live in safety. We also undertake community development and advocacy to bring about systemic changes that will end intimate partner violence and promote the safety of women and children.

Our Vision

Counterpoint will be a community leader, recognized for its commitment and involvement in innovative, diverse initiatives that contribute to ending Intimate Partner Violence. Counterpoint will provide: unique and effective abuse prevention educational programs to men who have abused their intimate partners; support and assistance to woman abuse survivors ,  community education about the need to end IPV, researches related to anti-violence interventions and, promote best practices in working with abusers . Counterpoint will provide comprehensive  programming meeting the needs of our diverse community, demonstrate excellence in our men’s anti-violence programming; offer high quality training to those interested in doing this work and action-centered research.

Our Core Values

Commitment to Safety

All of our activities reflect a commitment to increasing the safety of survivors of violence in domestic relationships.

Inclusive and Diversity

We are committed to being inclusive in the way we provide services, making every effort to respect diversity, understand the need for equity in what we do, and demonstrate concern for all.

Sharing and Caring

We are committed to sharing ideas, knowledge, and skills, as well as fostering and maintaining an open team environment

Social Justice and Integrity

We challenge systemic and individual injustice and work toward promoting gender equality. We work toward ending violence against survivors in intimate relationships.

Accountability

We are accountable to women, children, same-sex partners, clients, advocates, funders, community partners, and each other.

Quality and High Standards

At Counterpoint, we set and maintain high quality standards in all aspects of our work and develop programs that best reflect our practice.

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Partner Contact Program

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Court Mandated Women

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Partner Abuse Response (PAR) Program

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Substance Abuse Program

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Anger Management Program

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Anti-Violence Work with Men

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Counterpoint PAR Facilitators

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Working Together to Save Lives

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Working Together to Save Lives

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Supporting My Sisters

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The Injustice of Criminal Justice System:

An Action Research Project

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