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Partner Assault Response (PAR)

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Our Program is a provincially approved Partner Assault Response (PAR) program for clients who want to help end their violent, abusive and controlling behaviours. Groups run for 12 weeks and are available in Brampton and Orangeville.  In this group clients can:

  • Talk to others in a supportive environment
  • Understand why they act abusively
  • Develop more effective and non abusive relationship skills
  • Take responsibility for the harm they have done
   Weekday Groups Run from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
   Saturday Groups  run from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

Programmes d’intervention auprès des partenaires violents

Les programmes d’intervention auprès des partenaires violents (PIPV), qui font partie intégrante du Programme de tribunaux pour l'instruction des causes de violence conjugale de l’Ontario, sont des services spécialisés de counseling et d’éducation offerts par des organismes communautaires à des personnes ayant agressé leurs partenaires. Certains contrevenants reçoivent l'ordre de participer au Programme IPV du tribunal. Les programmes IPV visent à améliorer la sécurité de la victime et à encourager les contrevenants à assumer la responsabilité de leur conduite.

Le programme donne aux contrevenants la possibilité d’analyser leurs croyances et leurs attitudes à l’égard de la violence familiale, et d’apprendre des méthodes non abusives de résolution des conflits.

Pendant qu’un contrevenant participe au PIPV, le personnel offre à la victime de l’aider à planifier sa sécurité, l’oriente vers des ressources communautaires et l’informe des progrès réalisés par le contrevenant.

About Our Program

PAR is typically offered for men in a group format. Some participants in the program may be offered individual counselling. This is normally the format for the female participants due to a low number of referrals to the program.  Groups are co-facilitated by a male and female team.

Our Multicultural PAR Groups

Our five multicultural groups take place in Brampton on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings and in Orangeville on Wednesday evenings. These groups operate in English.  We are assisted by cultural translators with clients who are more comfortable in another language.

Our South Asian PAR

Our South Asian PAR group was started with the partnership of India Rainbow Community Services. The group takes place on Tuesday evenings and operates in three languages simultaneously (Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu). The program addresses cultural themes and makes use of culturally relevant materials and media to explore the understanding of violence in intimate relationships. 

Female PAR

Our Female PAR group is offered in Brampton on Thursday mornings from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Evening group will be created soon. The program addresses cultural themes and makes use of culturally relevant materials and media to explore the understanding of violence in intimate relationships. 

Group Readiness

In keeping with the Provincial PAR program standards our PAR group program aims to enhance safety for victims of violence and to assist in holding perpetrators of violence accountable for their actions.  Clients who are unwilling to acknowledge their own actions which lead to their coming to attend a PAR program will be offered individual counselling through the agency's general counselling services to help prepare them to enter the PAR program.  These sessions are offered independent of a PAR enrolment and will not assist you to fulfill probation or bail conditions related to domestic violence offenses. 

  Intake Conversation

Client access service through our Casework team. This session helps to determine whether the PAR program is suitable and if other services may be required.   You have to complete an intake session in order to register for the program. These take place on Mondays between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. at our Brampton location. No appointment necessary. Please bring your court/probation papers with you to session.

  Mandated Referrals

A client may be ordered into the program by the legal system.  A mandating agency will be provided with letters of confirmation, completion and/or enrollment withdrawal. 

There is a fee for services. A sliding fee scale is available. Cultural Interpreters are available at no cost. 

   To join a group or make a referral call the Central Intake Line: 905.450.1608 X 112

   Services en Français:   
   Si vous désire du service en français veiller nous contacter au 905-450-1608 ext 169

Partner Contact Program
Partner Contact works in collaboration with the Partner Assault Response (PAR) Program.  When an individual enrolls in the PAR program, counsellors in Partner Contact will contact the past and/or current partner of the PAR participant.  The purpose of this contact is to offer support, information and referrals to community resources. Partner Contact can help clients:
  • Understand the dynamics of abuse
  • Safety Plan
  • Access counselling services within and/or outside our agency
  • Connect to community resources for information, support, legal rights, etc.
  • Become more aware of risk factors in the relationship
Partner Contact counsellings typically maintain monthly telephone contact and support to clients of the program.  Telephone conversations may take place more frequently if there is an identified safety concern.

Meeting the Diverse Needs of Our Community
To assist providing an effective and helpful experience for our clients, Partner Contact staff represents a variety of cultural backgrounds.  Interpreters are also available depending on the needs of our clients.

Partner Contact Program:  905.450-1608 ext 165

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