Man-hating concerns at Ryerson U

Kathryn Wallace’s first encounter with Ryerson field placement coordinator, Heather Bain, came at the end of January of this year.

That’s when the 24-year-old social work student stopped by Bain’s office to tell her she’d like to do her third-year placement with the Canadian Centre for Men and Families (CCMF), an offshoot of the Canadian Association for Equality (CAFE).

The Centre, which opened in 2014, offers counseling and group support to men about such issues as fathering, trauma, family law and suicide prevention. CCMF executive director Justin Trottier says they have one of Toronto’s only groups for victims of domestic assault.

You would have thought she’d asked Bain to send her to Russia.

“Next thing I know she’s telling me it’s problematic because it exists …that the place is an act of violence,” said Wallace last week.

h/t Marvin

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  • BillyHW

    Rye High does seem to make the news a lot, eh?

    • Clausewitz

      Anytime I hear that someone is going to Ryerson, my first question is always “Why”. Usually it’s the same reason as why they go to Lakehead, “Because with my marks, that was the only place that would take me”. Why don’t they just seal the deal and get their affiliation with Phoenix University codified.

  • Brenda

    Justin Trottier, huh?
    That guy ran as the Green Party candidate in my riding many years ago. As I remember, it was at a time when allowing muslim prayers on public school property was a hot button issue. Trottier studiously refused to talk about it, even though the Green Party was always consistently opposed to public funding of religious education and Trottier personally has always been one of those professional atheists who’s always going after stupid shit like prayers at convocation (check his wikipedia profile). Instead, he made a big deal about withdrawing funding from Separate Schools, because it’s Catholics who are the problem.

  • A colouring book? Really?

    • Clausewitz

      Pretty much like the Shiny Pony will put out as his memoirs/

      • What will they be titled?

        “Do You Know Your Shapes and Colours”?