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Dads Matter

Connections Early Years Family Centre understands the value of fathers and their important role in their children’s lives. We encourage and welcome fathers to participate in all of the programs, courses, classes and activities offered at our Centre.

Children with involved fathers:

  • develop more successfully
  • are 2 times as likely to go on to post-secondary education
  • are 2 times as likely to find a stable job
  • are 75% less likely to become teenage parents
  • are 80% less likely to spend time in jail
  • have more curiosity and less fear socially
  • show greater tolerance for stress and frustration
  • have higher compassion and empathy
  • feel better about themselves and make better choices
  • have mothers that are happier
  • have better relationships with their siblings
Credit: The Father Involvement -
Building our Children’s Character Workbook

Connections Early Years Family Centre offers many programs specifically designed to meet the needs of fathers and their preschool children ages 0 – 6. Programs include:

News and Events

Dads Matter Committee Windsor-Essex County

The goal of the committee is to foster a healthy community wide action plan that recognizes, supports and celebrates the important role of fathers in the lives of their children. They accomplish this goal in a variety of ways. The committee is made up of staff from:

  • Parenting and Family Literacy Centres
  • Building Blocks for Better Babies
  • Community Fathers
  • John McGivney Children’s Centre
  • Access County Community Support Services
  • Connections Early Years Family Centre
  • Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Society
  • Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board
  • Children First
  • Ready Set Go
  • City of Windsor
  • Media Safe
  • Greater Essex County District School Board
  • Regional Children’s Centre

For more information see our calendar or call us at 519-252-9696.

Information for Fathers

Below are some interesting and informative articles for our Dads:

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  • Fathers Involvement CBC Radio Interview

    Click below to listen to an interview recorded with CBC radio or click here to download it:

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    Dad’s Matter Workshop – Lynn Martin Show Interview

    Find out more about The Dads Matter Committee as well as the importance of dad's role in the life of a child with Lynn's guests.

    Click here to listen to the podcast

    Family Day CBC Radio Interview

    When it comes to staying at home to raise the kids it's a duty that normally falls to the mom in the family. We'll hear from a dad in Windsor who's taken on that role.

    Click here to listen to the interview on cbc.ca

    It's A Dad’s Life Video: