Gillette #TheBestMenCanBe

Gillette’s new ad about toxic masculinity and the importance of setting a good example for boys has received mixed reviews and some predictable blowback. It's astonishing how the term can be misconstrued as if it was an attack on men rather than an attack on the worst of what men can be. As if seeing women being harassed in the street and doin [...]

2019-01-16T08:10:11+00:00January 16th, 2019|Categories: Engaging Men|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! I'm thankful for much of of what happened in 2018. As bad as it seemed at times, there were always stories of hope and courage to help lift our spirits. The Thailand cave rescue, the courage of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, handcuffs on Bill Cosby, #MeToo and the voice it gave victims. This past year I worked with numerous groups [...]

2019-01-04T13:23:52+00:00January 4th, 2019|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: |0 Comments

Merry Christmas

From our home to yours, we wish you peace and a very Merry Christmas. If you find yourself in a bad place please reach out to a safe person. If you know someone who could use a listener, let them know you're there. Where to get help: Kids Help Phone: Call 1-800-668-6868 or visit www.kidshelpphone.ca for online counselling. Canadian [...]

2019-01-05T11:03:12+00:00December 25th, 2018|Categories: Random Posts|0 Comments

Before and After #MeToo in #Canada

A recent survey by Statistics Canada conducted on the widespread #MeToo social media movement found that police-reported sexual assaults in Canada increased sharply and attests to the willingness of victims to report to police if they believe there is an environment of support.On a national level, Statistics Canada noted a 13 per cent increase [...]

2018-12-01T13:27:37+00:00December 1st, 2018|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , |1 Comment


Last week I had the honour to attend a ManUp meeting in Ottawa to discuss the role young men play in ending violence against women. Rehtaeh's life mattered to these guys enough that they've taken it upon themselves to do something about her tragic story and do what they can do so it doesn't happen to someone else. When I look back at the past [...]

2018-10-18T09:20:08+00:00October 18th, 2018|Categories: Engaging Men|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on ManUp @ManUpLDHSS

A Message to Young Men About False Accusations

There are a lot of things you need to fear growing up. The man down the street or a visiting uncle. Driving home from a game or movie late one night and getting murdered by some drunk. Your leaders sending you to die in a war they could have avoided and would never have had the courage to fight in themselves. The fear of rejection. Most of us [...]

2018-10-05T11:17:28+00:00October 5th, 2018|Categories: Engaging Men, Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on A Message to Young Men About False Accusations

Adopt a Dog

Sometimes you have moments in life and years later you look back and think, "Oh, that's what that was." I had that happen last night watching an episode of This Is Us. Dogs know. Dogs know who's sad, who is hurting, and they know who needs a friend to sit with. Our home in Halifax was an emotional mess after our daughter died. It was the kind [...]

2018-09-30T17:45:40+00:00September 30th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health|Comments Off on Adopt a Dog

Northlands Victim Blames a Child for Being Sexually Assaulted

Blaming a 13 year old girl for being sexually assaulted by one of your employees on your property while your other employees watched and did nothing as he carry her partially clothed unconscious body to a ditch is unforgivable. What law firm did Northlands hire and how could they possibly think a defence like this would be in their clients int [...]

2018-09-20T13:48:10+00:00September 20th, 2018|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Northlands Victim Blames a Child for Being Sexually Assaulted

Ontario’s SexEd isn’t about Parents – it’s about Children

"Sex ed curriculum should be about facts, not teaching Liberal ideology... Parents are our first educators when it comes to our children.” - Ontario Premier Doug Ford The Ontario 2015 Health and Physical Education curriculum was based on consultations with 4,000 parents, numerous students, teachers, faculties of education, universities, colle [...]

2018-09-19T18:27:02+00:00September 19th, 2018|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Ontario’s SexEd isn’t about Parents – it’s about Children

Understanding Ontario’s Sex Ed Curriculum by @NadineThornhill

Nadine Thornhill has been helping families and educators talk to kids about sex for over a decade. She has a Doctor of Education in Child and Adolescent Sexuality and is a member of The Sexuality and Information Council of Canada. About Nadine After twenty years working in theatre, Nadine’s career in sex education began with part-time job a [...]

2018-09-18T22:44:26+00:00September 18th, 2018|Categories: Random Posts, Sexual Assault|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Understanding Ontario’s Sex Ed Curriculum by @NadineThornhill
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