SUPPORT MEN’S ISSUES AND MEN’S HEALTH GROUPS AT YOUR CAMPUS
Contact campus@equalitycanada.com if you wish to be connected with one of our affiliated campus groups, or if you are interested in starting a similar society at your university or college.

CAFE Affiliated Campus groups

  • McMaster University
  • Queen’s University
  • McGill University
  • University of Waterloo
  • Humber College
  • Algonquin College
  • Laurentian University
  • Wilfrid Laurier University

New Resources for Campus Groups

The following resources can be mailed to you upon request.

Organizing Guidebook for Student Groups.
Men’s Issues on Campus Promotional Brochures.

Eye-Catching Campus Posters

We now have eye catching full colour 11X17″ posters for use by campus groups in promoting their group or events. These are available below. You can modify these to include your University or College and appropriate contact information. Contact us for editable versions of these 4 posters on key men’s issues which we can tailor for your individual uses.

Additional Links for Youth

SUPPORT MEN’S ISSUES AND MEN’S HEALTH GROUPS AT YOUR CAMPUS
An Open Letter to University and College Administrations and Student Governments

04 December 2016

To whom it may concern

Men and women experience health, social and educational issues in different proportions.

For example, women have higher rates of depression, anxiety, eating disorders and are underrepresented in STEM disciplines in higher education.

In contrast, men have higher rates of suicide, substance abuse, and high-school drop-out. Men also make up only 40% of recent graduates at Canadian universities.

There are numerous groups on campuses across Canada that are addressing women’s issues and advocating for the progress of women. These are rarely seen as controversial and receive official support from various quarters.

However there are very few groups focused on men’s issues and the advancement of men’s health. In fact, incipient men’s issues groups have been refused accreditation by student unions, and some have even been protested with violence.

This is concerning as research shows that silence is detrimental to men’s health, and has been linked to suicide and substance abuse in men. Men’s issues and men’s health groups provide a positive space for the discussion of issues such as suicide, substance abuse, high-school drop-out, homelessness and incarceration; all issues that disproportionately affect men. Discussion can lead to action, which can lead to healthier men, healthier families, and a healthier society.

As such, we, the undersigned, support the creation and formation of men’s issues and men’s health groups on university campuses across Canada. We urge student unions and university administrations to support such groups, given that they aim to discuss and address the above serious societal issues along with many others with a focus on boys and men that are currently under-recognized.

Sincerely

Dr Rob Whitley
Dept of Psychiatry
McGill University

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New Resources for Emerging and Existing Campus Groups!

Additional Links for Youth

Support Campus Men’s Issues Groups: Open Letter

The CAFE Most Improved Boy Award

Contact campus@equalitycanada.com if you wish to be connected with one of our affiliated campus groups, or if you are interested in starting a similar society at your university or college.

The following resources can be mailed to you upon request.

  1. Organizing Guidebook for Student Groups.  Click here to download
  2. Men’s Issues on Campus Promotional Brochures.  Click here to download
  3. Eye-Catching Campus Posters

We now have eye catching full colour 11X17″ posters for use by campus groups in promoting their group or events. You can modify these to include your University or College and appropriate contact information. Contact us for editable versions of these 4 posters on key men’s issues which we can tailor for your individual uses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUPPORT MEN’S ISSUES AND MEN’S HEALTH GROUPS AT YOUR CAMPUS
An Open Letter to University and College Administrations and Student Governments

McGill University Professor of Psychiatry and CAFE Advisory fellow Robert Whitley is sounding the alarm on the men’s health crises on Canadian University and College campuses. He has issued an Open Letter calling on student governments and campus administrations to support the emergence of men’s issues awareness societies and men’s health support groups across Canada.
Click here to read more.

Our “Support the Men’s Centre Campaign” Video and Webpage is now up.
Please click here to watch the video and for a full transcript of the text, along with sources referenced

 

 

Canadian Association for Equality affiliated Campus groups:

University of Toronto Men’s Issues Awareness Society

York University Men’s Issues Awareness Society

University of Guelph Men’s issues Awareness Society

Ryerson University
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Email ru.mensissues@gmail.com

Simon Fraser University

McGill University Men’s Issues Awareness Society

Carleton University Men’s Issues Awareness Society

Trent University Men’s Issues Awareness Society

McMaster University

Queen’s University

McGill University

University of Waterloo

Humber College

Algonquin College

Laurentian University

Wilfrid Laurier University