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.
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.
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.
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.
A message from our Chair
A message from Our Executive Director