This information in these "kits" is not a substitute for proper legal advice. This section contains reference materials about issues and concerns for fathers whose families are in transition or who are thinking about change.
Canadian provincial "Family law" has changed a great deal in the past 20 years. There is a very good chance that your knowledge is out-of-date or inaccurate concerning your rights as a father, your parental obligations, spousal and child support, and the conduct of the courts. Making decisions without proper legal expertise could be a very costly mistake.
Books reviews and articles of interest.
The Book Gay Fathers, first published in 1981, is a collection of stories and experiences by some of the fathers who originally created the Gay Fathers of Toronto support group in 1978. The stories are their stories, perspectives, and in a couple of instances their families' stories. The names were changed; the stories are true.
Although the social climate for gay men is better, many of the issues faced by these families in the 1980s will feel familiar. The immediate future feels uncertain, maybe even frightening.
Change is difficult. Learn your rights and your obligations and those of your family. The future may be brighter than it seems.
Special events and guest speakers - past and upcoming.
Other documents of interest.