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ManUp @ManUpLDHSS

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 [...]

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 [...]

#ManUpInspire @ManUpLDHSS

Yesterday it was a full house at Ottawa's City Hall for the 2018 ManUp Conference. It was an honour to be there and meet the young men who are tackling issues around gender based violence.This years event was hosted by TSN's Ian Mendes and we discussed men's objectification of women and non-violent intervention strategies. It was great to have [...]

2018-04-27T17:06:48+00:00April 27th, 2018|Categories: Engaging Men|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on #ManUpInspire @ManUpLDHSS

It’s Time to Include Boys and Men

(Toronto) This past Monday I attended the press conference as the Minister of Status of Women Maryam Monsef revealed Canada's "Strategy to Prevent and Address Gender-Based Violence." The new strategy focuses on boys and men being part of the discussion and the solution to building safer communities for us all. It's an idea that's catchi [...]

2017-06-23T10:48:37+00:00June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Engaging Men, Sexual Assault, Violence Against Women|Comments Off on It’s Time to Include Boys and Men

ManUp Inspire Conference 2016

I'm looking forward to visiting Ottawa on the 25th. These are some incredible young men who've made combating violence against women their goal. You can find more about ManUp on their web site - setanewstandard.ca. Welcome to ManUp Inspire Conference 2016! We are so excited to get started on the next chapter of ManUp. If you are hearing about us [...]

2016-10-21T21:42:48+00:00May 14th, 2016|Categories: Engaging Men|Tags: , |Comments Off on ManUp Inspire Conference 2016

The Mask You Live In

"I wanna just share this in closing out too. You know, before when I was stuck in that man box - I felt a sense of incomplete, I always felt that I was never was the person I was meant to be or the person my family envisioned me to be. Once I got out of that man box, through this process and the work, I felt like I stand ten feet tall. I feel tha [...]

2016-10-21T21:42:48+00:00May 4th, 2016|Categories: Engaging Men|Tags: , , |Comments Off on The Mask You Live In

What You Can Do. | White Ribbon

If you're in the Toronto area White Ribbon invites you to the 2016 What Makes A Man conference, on Friday February 19th, in the MaRS Discovery District Auditorium. One of the most important things you can do to help promote gender equity, healthy relationships, positive ideals of masculinity, and help  end gender-based violence is to speak out agai [...]

2016-02-17T09:58:08+00:00February 17th, 2016|Categories: Engaging Men|Tags: , , |Comments Off on What You Can Do. | White Ribbon

2015 Youth Leadership Award: Stanford Miaro

Ottawa residents recognized for police, volunteer work in community safety The youth award went to teenager Stanford Miaro, who now attends Carleton University but was a student at Longfields Davidson Heights Secondary School last year. He said he was inspired after hearing Glen Canning speak about his daughter, Rehtaeh Parsons, who committed sui [...]

2016-10-21T21:42:55+00:00December 2nd, 2015|Categories: Engaging Men|Tags: , , |Comments Off on 2015 Youth Leadership Award: Stanford Miaro

What If Bears Killed One In Five People?

"If a bear mauled one in five of your friends, you'd clearly take issue with it." Published on Nov 5, 2015 Guys, this angry, hungry bear in our house is a big problem. You wouldn't put up with that. So don't put up with this. 1 in 5 women will be sexually assaulted by the time they finish college. Do something about it. Take the pledge at itso [...]

2016-10-21T21:42:58+00:00November 20th, 2015|Categories: Engaging Men|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on What If Bears Killed One In Five People?

What Should You Do When Someone Is Being Sexually Harassed in Public?

[su_quote cite="Victor Kwong - Toronto Police Spokesperson "]"People not giving a shit isn't uncommon, ... By doing nothing, you're allowing these crimes, whether serious or petty, to continue."[/su_quote] A VICE article on bystander intervention raises an important question - what can you do to intervene and support? What options are available for [...]

2016-10-21T21:42:59+00:00October 4th, 2015|Categories: Engaging Men|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on What Should You Do When Someone Is Being Sexually Harassed in Public?
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