Conference helps dads be better dads – Winnipeg Free Press

March 3, 2017

Front-line social service workers wrapped up a sold-out parenting conference Thursday that focused on everything about being a dad.

The Second Canadian National Fatherhood Conference brought together 175 clinicians, social services and front-line workers as well as non-profit agency staff from across Canada to Winnipeg Tuesday and Wednesday at Canad Inns Polo Park.

Carmen Paterson-Payne, provincial co-ordinator for Dad Central Manitoba, said Winnipeg hosted the event after agencies and clinicians here noticed men showing up and asking for parenting advice in growing numbers.

“We’re seeing more dads come to our groups,” Paterson-Payne said.

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