Erasing Family Canadian Film Screenings

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The Canadian Screening Premiere of Erasing Family is sponsored by the Canadian Centre for Men and Families.

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The Canadian Screening Premiere of Erasing Family is sponsored by the Canadian Centre for Men and Families.

A loving parent being erased from the life of his or her child is one of the most significant public health crises of our time. In Canada and the US, over 25 million parents are being erased - for no good reason - from their children’s lives after divorce or separation.

Click here or scroll to the bottom of the page to watch the trailer for Erasing Family

Participate in the national screening tour for the ground-breaking new documentary, Erasing Family, and join a mass movement of citizens working to make progressive change happen across Canada.

Erasing Family spotlights the devastating consequences of parental alienation. The documentary follows young adults fighting to reunite with their broken families and offers a concrete road-map for public policy and community service improvements.

For more information on the film, please visit

Click here to listen to "Completely Erased," the radio ad for the Erasing Family documentary film screenings

When selecting your ticket, be sure to choose the correct location. All times are in the local time zone:

For information on past Canadian premiere screening events, scroll to the bottom of this page.

York Region: Thursday, February 27, 2020, at 7:00pm

Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts

10268 Yonge St, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 3B7

Tickets will be available through the website of the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts

Windsor: Monday, March 9, 2020, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Olde Walkerville Theatre

1564 Wyandotte St E, Windsor, ON N9A 3L3 | (519) 253 - 2929

This event is free of charge. Please RSVP to

"It's hard when you have to stop and think that your child wants nothing to do with you because of what they've been taught."

- Dizzy Lerner, Alienated father, as interviewed in the documentray Erasing Family

"One parent gets to be a parent and the other gets to be at best a visitor and at worst completely erased."

- Dr. Christine Giancarlo, Anthropologist, Mount Royal University (Calgary), and author, Parentectomy

About the Film

Erasing family bonds after divorce or separation is a leading cause of preventable childhood trauma. For change to happen, non-victims and institutions need to make divorce part of their agenda of social reform. Through personal narratives and legal analysis, Erasing Family educates families on how to make informed choices and mobilize representatives. Audiences will leave knowing that courtroom custody battles and their emotional consequences can be prevented with court reform and laws that promote shared parenting, as well as shifting resources to help families instead of encouraging them to fight.

Told from the point view of the children, Erasing Family attempts to heal from the consequences of courtroom decisions while endeavoring to build a DIY grassroots movement for social change. While the stories told are tragic, we show that happy endings are possible and inspire other children to reunite with their erased families.

The need is urgent. Although over 70% of Canadians support a presumption of equal parenting by mothers and fathers in the event of separation or divorce, and despite research showing that equal parenting has the best outcomes for children, legislative efforts have been repeatedly blocked. Efforts to reform family court by streamlining protocols and offering free or low cost mediation services remain fractured. We are determined to raise awareness that erasing family bonds after divorce or separation is one of the leading cause of preventable childhood trauma and through the film, trigger a mass movement to preserve family bonds.

Past Canadian Premiere Events

* Thank you to Kids Need Both Parents for hosting several local screenings.

Calgary: Wednesday, October 9 at 7:00PM

Jenkins Theatre (Room I115), Mount Royal University

4825 Mt Royal Gate SW., Calgary, Alberta, T3E 6K6

Location Host: Dr. Christine Giancarlo, Author of Parentectomy & MRU Faculty

Toronto: Choose between two screening dates. Be sure to select the correct date on your ticket type.

Option #1 Thursday, October 10 at 7:00PM

Option #2 Friday, October 18 at 7:00PM

Location: JJR Macleod Auditorium, Medical Sciences Building

Address: 1 King's College Circle, Toronto, Ontario, M5S3K1

Local Host: University of Toronto Men's Issues Awareness Society

Saskatoon: October 12, 2019 at 7:00PM

A third party screening is being hosted independent of the Canadian Centre for Men and Families Click here for more information

Edmonton: October 17 at 7:00PM

Theatre L1-190, Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA) Building, University of Alberta

11405 87 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 1C9

Ottawa: Friday, October 18 at 7:00PM

Champlain Room, Ottawa City Hall

110 Laurier Ave W, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 1J1

Local Host: Canadian Centre for Men and Families Ottawa

Winnipeg: Saturday, October 19 at 2:30PM

Ambassador E Room, Canad Inns Destination Centre Windsor Park

1034 Elizabeth Rd, Winnipeg, MB R2J 1B3

Dauphin, MB: Saturday, October 26 at 4:00PM

Dauphin Multi-Purpose Seniors Center

55-1st Ave SE Dauphin, MB

Vancouver: Sunday, November 3. Doors open 2:00PM. Screening starts 3:00PM.

The Theatre at UBC Robson Square

800 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC Canada V6Z 3B7

The Vancouver screening will feature Special Guest Speakers:

Ginger Gentile, Erasing Family Filmmaker

Edward Kruk, President, International Council on Shared Parenting

Kim Mccord, Associate Producer and Major Financial Backer of Erasing Family, Aliented mother of four

Justin Trottier, Executive Director, Canadian Association for Equality, Canadian Producers & Screening Hosts

Lethbridge: Saturday, November 9. Doors open 3:15pm. Movie starts 3:30pm.

The Movie Mill @ 1710 Mayor Magrath Dr S, Lethbridge, AB T1K 2R5

Brampton: Wednesday, November 13 at 6:30PM

Parental Alienation Awareness Workshop and Film Screening

Brampton Towers Party Room, 85 Charolais Boulevard, Brampton, Ontario, L6Y2R8

No advance registration is required for this screening

Barrie, Ontario: Friday, November 22 at 7:00PM

Creating Connection Barrie

12 Chase McEachern Way, Barrie, ON, L4M1A1

This screening is free of charge, but advanced ticket registration should be made through this platform. We encourage donations toward the legal and support group programs for alienated parents provided at the Canadian Centre for Men and Families. A donation option is available through the ticket registration option.

Medicine Hat: Saturday, November 23 at 2:00pm

Esplanade Studio Theatre @ 401 First St SE, Medicine Hat, AB, T1A8W2

VIP admission allows us to fund the admission of two low-income individuals.

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