Projects

We work to help support various stakeholders on men’s health related projects. Learn more about these initiatives here.

Featured Projects

Reducing Male Suicide

The internationally-based 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

Conducted by Dr. John Oliffe at the University of British Columbia, the goals of this study was to learn about the experiences of men who have went through or currently are going through relationship breakdown (i.e., divorce, separation or break up).

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. Visit their website to learn more about the various programs offered for veterans.

Dads In Gear Indigenous

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 supports 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 three 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

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.

HAT TRICK

This free program is based in the Okanagan Valley and it’s for guys who want to be more active, eat healthier, and get connected with their favorite hockey team. 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 assist 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 (GAMH)

GAMH 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.