Equality means equality for everyone.
We have a few exciting plans for the C.A.F.E. Calgary Branch and gender equality for men, women, children. We are passionate about gender equality (and not just as a dictionary definition). By equality, we mean equality in action and in our everyday lives. This year, we raised the profile of the issues of men and boys in Calgary. We also raised the profile of children’s needs, especially concerning parental alienation in high-conflict divorce. We also plan to research and poll women in Calgary, to get a realistic view of missing gaps for women in Calgary. Although we have our executive team assembled, we still need volunteers and we are still looking for more help raising funds.
Fairness and justice apply to all people, regardless of color, gender, or sexual orientation. Equality applies to the cis, heterosexual, white men, and it applies to the transsexual, black women.
To combat the lack of services for Men and Boys in Calgary, CAFE opened the first ever Calgary Center for Men & Families. The Mission Statement is as follows:
The Canadian Association for Equality and The Calgary Centre for Men & Families are committed to achieving equality for all Canadians, regardless of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, family status, race, ethnicity, creed, age or disability.
In particular, we are interested in gender equality that is on achieving equality for all men, women, girls and boys. While we support all efforts at achieving gender equality, we will work for balance and fairness within this societal project by focusing our limited resources on those areas of gender which are understudied in contemporary culture.
This has led us to a current focus on the status, health and well-being of boys and men, where attention, investment and support for educational and social programs stands at a level that is far from equal to the seriousness of the problem, while also being significantly underdeveloped compared to the resources in other important areas of social improvement.
We provide current evidence-based research and balanced information. We also provide opportunities to engage in furthering this cause by participating in discussions, events and family-friendly activities. We sincerely believe the goal of true equality and human rights is best served by conducting inclusive conversations based on facts and evidence, not by promoting ideology or special interest agendas.
PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING TO SUPPORT OUR SOCIAL SERVICES PROGRAMS FOR BOYS, MEN & FAMILIES IN CALGARY: HERE’S HOW*
GO TO: http://equalitycanada.com/donation/, then click the box that says,
I would like to designate this donation to a specific fund
A drop down menu appears and you/they can click to earmark/designate to Cafe Calgary
For more information go to:
http://equalitycanada.com/project/calgary/ (Website – CAFE)
http://www.menandfamilies.org/ (Website – CCMF)