Our flagship program that will change your life.

The next training is
June 7th to 9th, 2024

Deepen connection with family and friends.

Learn how to create and strengthen boundaries.

Discover how to take action that’s right for you.

“That was the most powerful 48 hours I’ve ever had in my life. I left that weekend a different person.

And what I was able to do through that process was take a good, hard, honest look in the mirror. . . in a way that was safe, in a way that I controlled, in a way that was very healthy.”

AARON

What is the NWTA?

It’s an action-packed weekend with up to 36 other men where you will be invite to join processes and activities to help you grow, learn and level up.

You will join a group of men at a site near London.

From Friday afternoon until Sunday afternoon, (with meals, breaks and time for sleep) you will be asked to join in a series of processes and activities to help every man at the training step into his own unique sense of himself as a man among men.

Some of the activities are individual, many are group processes. There are physical activities, writing, and visualisations. It will be one of the most action packed weekends of your life.

A group of 35 to 55 staff men will guide you on this journey. Some of these men will be staffing for the first time, and others will have had decades of experience and advanced training. Each staff man will play his part in creating your weekend experience.

On Sunday afternoon, after celebrating your success, you will return home. It is a good idea to have a quiet evening planned. Some men choose to take Monday off in order to digest their experience and catch up on sleep.

It will be up to you what you do with what you have learned about yourself and other men. For many men, Monday’s sunrise is the beginning of a life with a renewed sense of vitality and purpose.

Who is MKP Ontario?

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating leadership, emotional intelligence, and integrity.

We provide world-class training, support Canada’s largest network of men’s groups, and help empower men on their personal missions of service.

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How much does it cost?

The training costs $850.
We are currently offering an Early Bird price of $795

There are two payment options:

Option 1: Pay the amount in full upon registration

Option 2: Pay a deposit of $150 and pay the balance in installments over time.

We accept all major credit and debit cards through PayPal. After you fill out your registration form, you will be taken to a web page to select a payment option.

No man is turned away due to their inability to pay the full cost of the training prior to the weekend.

If you require payment assistance, don’t hesitate to contact Harald Siefkin, the NWTA Registrar, after you submit your registration form. Harald can be reached at ha.siefken@gmail.com.

How was the NWTA created?

Three men co-founded New Warrior in 1984 in the USA. 

Rich Tosi, a former Marine Corps officer and corporate executive; Bill Kauth, a psychotherapist and social activist; and Ron Herring, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist and educator who had designed intensive accelerated learning events. 

These three men sat down together to address the question:

“What needs to happen with men today?”

Over time, they designed the weekend curriculum, which became The New Warrior Initiation Adventure Weekend.  They tested it in Wisconsin and found its impact to be extraordinary.

They continued to refine the weekend experience and expanded it to other parts of the world.

Is MKP global?

The ManKind Project has a presence in more than 21 countries.

The ManKind Project (MKP) is a global brotherhood of nonprofit charitable organizations that conducts challenging and highly rewarding programs for men at every stage of life.

The ManKind Project currently has ten regions: Canada, Australia, Belgium, French-speaking Europe, Germany, New Zealand, South Africa, Switzerland, the United Kingdom & Ireland, and the United States.

There are also a number of developing regions: Costa Rica, Mexico, the Netherlands, and Nordic (Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland), China, India, and the Central Africa (DRC, Cameroon).

The ManKind Project supports a global network of over 1,000 peer-facilitated men’s groups serving close to 10,000 men each week. In an MKP men’s group, men mentor men through the passages of their lives.

The ManKind Project empowers men to missions of service, supporting men to make a difference in the lives of others – men, women, and children around the world.

We help men through any transition, men at all levels of success, men facing almost any challenge.

The ManKind Project is not affiliated with any religious practice or political party. We strive to be increasingly inclusive and affirming of cultural differences, especially with respect to colour, class, sexual orientation, faith, age, ability, ethnicity, and nationality.

“There’s this group. . . they lead retreats to try and help men feel more OK with all the different sides of being a man.

And what I was able to do through that I went on one of those retreats because I was so intrigued.

It was was f*cking amazing.”

JIM JAMES

I have more questions!

Awesome.

Check out our FAQ below! We’re also happy to help answer any questions you have.

Reach out to Robert Mercier, our Enrolment Coordinator. He can be reached at robertmtl1969@gmail.com

Anything else?

Yes!

Men’s work is about developing an awareness about how we, as men, show up in the world.

It’s an opportunity to take an honest look at masculinity and/or the limiting beliefs and stories that drive our behaviour.

It’s an opportunity to be vulnerable and authentic in the presence of other men, to shed the mask and lean into the courage to open ourselves up.

It’s a chance to get out of our heads and into our bodies and experience true connection.

It’s uncomfortable.

It’s also incredibly rewarding.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Should I Expect from The Adventure?

How do I know if this is right for me?

Does this work make a real difference?

Who comes to The Adventure?

Who Runs the Training?

Why are you called New Warriors?

Why is this only for men?

What about Gay men?

Am I ready?

What Happens After the Training?

How do I register?

What Should I Expect from The Adventure?

From arrival on Friday to departure on Sunday, you will not have access to cars, computers or phones, except for emergencies. The training is designed to help you step out of your ‘ordinary’ life into an ‘extraordinary’ space, from where you will be able to see yourself and your life with greater clarity. You are asked to organize your life so you can be fully engaged in the training for its entire duration, without any outside distractions. This dedicated focus is part of what makes the training so powerful.

There are some outside activities, so you should bring clothing that will keep you dry and warm. You should bring a sleeping bag that would keep you warm if you were camping at that time of year. You should bring one pair of shoes for outside use and one for indoor use. Pack light. You are going to be far too busy even to read a newspaper.

This training does not involve any assault courses or military-style training. Macho or violent behaviour will not be tolerated. There will be no alcohol, caffeine, or smoking for the entire weekend. For part of the course, food choices are limited to keep men alert. Any man with a declared medical condition will be closely monitored throughout the training.

We can’t answer that question for you.  However, if you want to achieve a breakthrough in your life, if you want to feel better about yourself as a man and feel more at ease around other men, if you want to be able to trust and connect with other men and relate with your own deepest self, you are probably ready to take on this training.

Does this work make a real difference?

Like a stone dropping into a pond, the New Warrior Training Adventure sends ripples through the lives of men, their families, and their communities. The growth and healing that men experience doesn’t stop with them. New Warrior Men and Centers are involved in mentoring disaffected youth, working with gangs and incarcerated young men, building shelters for the homeless, and other causes that cry out for a healthy masculine presence.

Who comes to The Adventure?

During your adventure, you will stand shoulder to shoulder with an immensely rich mix of men with occupations and ages as wide as masculinity itself. Whether they’re currently unemployed or corporate executives, all come to share a common understanding that their lives as men can be empowered with greater focus and direction and that this personal initiation into manhood is crucial to their full development as men.

Most men come because a small voice within them lets them know when it’s time. Some men come to heal conflicts with themselves or with others. Some men come to find role models for positive and mature masculinity. Some men come to explore their leadership abilities and expand their skills. Some men come to make a conscious transition from adolescent life to a man’s life. Some men come to find peace of mind in their transition to elder-hood. Often, men leave with a gift they could not have anticipated.

Who Runs the Training?

The ManKind Project assembles highly motivated and experienced staff to lead the training programmes. Most staff members are volunteers, and because all have experienced the initiation process themselves, they have a compelling sense of male initiation and authentic self-examination.

Your training leaders will have years of experience working with men in transformational settings. They have been judged repeatedly by their peers in the ManKind Project and are certified to lead the New Warrior Training Adventure, a serious responsibility. Their commitment is to the safety and success of each man on a training weekend.

In the final analysis, however, you run your own training through the responses and decisions you make along your journey. The staff and leaders serve as your guides and mentors, but you will choose your own level of commitment. Only you can decide how far you are willing to go in exploring the inner terrain of your life to discover the treasures and the obstacles buried within yourself.

Any man may pass on any process he chooses to.

Why are you called New Warriors?

The energy of the warrior is needed today from men and women of conscience. We distinguish ourselves from the “Old” warrior, the obsolete and morally bankrupt soldier of fortune, whose actions are centred around personal gain and whose purpose is harmful to himself and those around him. The old warrior uses machismo, rage and intimidation to get respect through fear. The New Warrior is a man who looks inside himself to do battle with the demons in his own soul and emerges with maturity and grounded strength.

Why is this only for men?

We believe that men have important work to accomplish in helping one another and learning to trust each other. Our work is about helping men develop a healthy and mature sense of masculinity. Through working with each other, we create the real possibility for effective and productive relationships with women – relationships based on healthy respect, self-reliance, emotional intelligence, empathy and compassion. We do our own work so that we can benefit everyone.

What about Gay men?

We welcome gay and bisexual men to the NWTA. The New Warrior Training Adventure and our men’s circles often give gay men the opportunity to create strong and supportive connections with straight allies. MKP has a longstanding and growing community of gay and bisexual men throughout the world. Straight men have the opportunity to examine their internalized prejudices and take responsibility for their feelings and actions, learning to value differences and acknowledge similarities.

Multicultural awareness is one of our core values as an organization, and we take pride in the work we’ve done to create productive cross-cultural dialogues over the last two decades. We will never try to change a man’s sexual orientation. We create trainings and circles in which all men are welcome to discover their deepest truths.

We welcome men of all sexual orientations: gay, straight, and bisexual, including those who identify as having unwanted same-sex attraction, to do their own work as they define it, to respect the identity and value of others, and to take responsibility for the impact their words and behaviours have on others.

Am I ready?

We do not recommend this training for every man. We urge you not to apply to this programme without serious forethought and not to enroll simply at the urging of a partner, friend, or work colleague (even your boss!).

To participate fully in this training, you must be willing to face the prospect of transformative change in your life. We invite you to engage in all training activities, many of which encourage you to take a hard look at yourself, your deepest fears, your wounds from the past, and how you are willing to learn what you can do to take control of and improve your life.

What Happens After the Training?

No weekend workshop is a fix-all. We do not expect the NWTA to “cure” you or “fix” your life. What we do expect is that a crack will be opened in the shield that you have covered yourself with; maybe the shield will break apart completely.

The awakening that results from the NWTA can be very powerful … but the ongoing growth in self-awareness and empowerment that can come about by participating in ongoing men’s groups, called Integration Groups, is the most compelling reason that many of us took the NWTA to begin with. After the NWTA, you will be invited to participate in an I-Group. You will also be invited to join the Global Community of Men, which is the ManKind Project.

Within MKP, you can participate in advanced leadership and skill training, learn facilitation skills, and participate as staff at any of our trainings. You will also find a wider community of men, women, families, and organizations dedicated to making the world a better, safer, and more alive place through missions of service.

How do I register?

Only you can decide if you are ready to participate in The Adventure.

Not every man is ready for The Adventure, but most men are. It is natural to feel some fear about signing up, but most men are glad they took the risk. You can register for The Adventure below.