Fathers have an important role to play in the development of their children. And yet, there are very few parenting programs out there specifically for dads. It’s a gap that desperately needs to be filled, and that’s why The Salvation Army’s Bethany Hope Centre in Ottawa created the Dads Matter program.

On this episode of the podcast, we talk with Merlin, a father of five who’s found an invaluable support system through the program. But first, we sit down with co-ordinator Rachel Day, to learn more about why Dads Matter really matters.

Learn more about Dads Matter: https://bethanyhopecentre.org/fathering

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On Monday, June 12, 2023, Dennis Chadwick said:

Thank you for this podcast and for the Dads Matter Program. This is greatly needed! From our work in the justice system we know that incarceration rates are strongly linked to fatherlessness. Way to go Merlin, especially for being a father to your partner's children from a previous relationship!

On Wednesday, June 7, 2023, swapnilg said:

appriciate your work mr.grey LOVE from India

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