Featured Projects

Reducing Male Suicide

The internationally-based Reducing Male Suicide (RMS) emergent team will address men’s mental health inequities, optimize men’s mental health help-seeking experiences, and equip community-based and professional mental health care services to expertly evaluate and treat men’s mental illnesses and suicidality through 3 themes.

Men Building Better Relationships

The Men’s Health Research program is currently recruiting participants for a new study to learn about supporting men who have experienced or are experiencing relationship breakdown (i.e., divorce, separation or break up). The project is titled Men Building Better Relationships and is being conducted by Dr. John Oliffe at the University of British Columbia.

Veteran's Transition Program

The award-winning group-based Veteran’s Transition Program, led by Dr. Marv Westwood, assists returning Canadian veterans reintegrate
into civilian life.

Dads In Gear Indigenous

Dads In Gear Indigenous is a novel, evidence-based program for Indigenous fathers and grandfathers who want to be healthy and smoke-free role models for their families. Informed by elders and Indigenous experts and fathers,
the 10 week group program uses an integrated, strength-based approach to support smoking cessation, fathering and physical activity.

Million Minds Project

 

This project aims to produce innovative, high quality, collaborative research that focuses on interventions to prevent suicide in boys and men, through 3 workstreams.

 

Macedon Ranges

 

Guided by an understanding of the unique and collective factors that render men in the Macedon Ranges community high risk for doing and experiencing harm, this project will result in a suite of recommendations for the promotion of healthier masculinities within the Shire.

 

Ongoing Projects

If I Were Tom

Tom is dealing with prostrate cancer. The waiting. The treatments. The side effects. What would you do in his place? If I Were Tom is an interactive video drama that follows Tom and his experiences with prostate cancer. The website also provides advice, tips, and resources on a range of prostate cancer related topics.

Dads In Gear

Dads in Gear is an innovative 8 week program integrating three components – tobacco reduction, fathering and healthy living (i.e., exercise and healthy eating) that mobilizes men’s positive relations and fathering to prevent cardiovascular disease, as well as enhance the health of families through reduced tobacco exposure.

HAT TRICK

 This free program is for guys who want to be more active, eat healthier, and get connected with their favorite hockey team. Currently the HAT TRICK pilot is running in the Okanagan Valley with the WHL’s Kelowna Rockets, but we are expanding soon.

POWERPLAY At Work

The POWERPLAY Program is an award-winning evidence-based workplace wellness program for men that offers unique resources to support healthy and active lifestyles.

QuitNow Men

Created in collaboration with over a hundred men who smoke but want to quit, QuitNow Men is a unique website and toolkit designed to assit men in their efforts to reduce and quit smoking.

Man-Up Against Suicide

By sharing photographs and narratives from individuals affected by male suicide, Man-Up Against Suicide breaks the silence and stimulates much-needed conversations about targeted male suicide prevention in Canada.

Contact! Unload

Contact! Unload is a play co-developed by Veterans telling the story of soldiers as they transition back to civilian life. This theatre production has played throughout Canada and the UK, and was featured at the 2017 Invictus Games.

Affiliations

Global Action on Men's Health

Global Action on Men’s Health (GAMH) was established in 2013, launched during International Men’s Health Week in June 2014 and registered as a UK-based charity in May 2018. It is a collaborative project that brings together men’s health organisations, and others which share their objectives, in a new global network.

The GenWell Project

 

A free, open sourced, global Human Connection Movement whose mission is to make the world a happier & healthier place by reminding people about the importance of face to face social connection and inspiring them to take action.