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2019 National Canadian Men’s Issues Conference

Registration Now Open. Click here to register with our early bird price options!

CAFE is excited to announce the 2019 National Canadian Men’s Issues Conference, to be hosted in Toronto August 2-3. This will be our biggest sponsored event to date, and the largest Canadian conference of its kind.This year’s theme, Men Too, will provide a platform to address a range of critical issues while responding to timely current events. The conference local hosts is the University of Toronto Men’s Issues Awareness Society.

This exciting two-day event is being offered at an incredibly reduced Early Bird registration price of only $129 (Regular) and $109 (Student), with even lower prices for CAFE members! Don’t miss this unique and affordable opportunity to hear from our group of international experts and meet with amazing activists from across the country.

Join us for an all-star packed event! This is our initial list of speakers. Many more are being invited.

Cassie Jaye
Filmmaker, The Red Pill

Senator Anne Cools
Longest serving Canadian Senator and the Senate’s champion of boys and men

Karen Vecchio
MP for Elgin-Middlesex-London, Shadow Minister for Families, Children and Social Development, Chair of the Status of Women Committee of the House of Commons

Jamil Jivani
Author, Why Young Men: Rage, Race and the Crisis of Identity

Andrea Silverstone and Carrie McManus
Andrea Silverstone is the Executive Director and Carrie McManus is Director of Programs, for Sagesse, an Alberta wide organization dedicated to disrupting the cycle of violence for individuals, organizations and communities.

Bettina Arndt
Australia’s first sex therapist and a well known advocate for men

Marcus Jackson
Manager, Taylor House, a domestic violence shelter for men and children, in Batesville, Arkansas.

Karen Straughan
Leading Canadian blogger and youtube personality GirlWritesWhat

Sue-Ann Levy
Toronto Sun Columnist

James Brown
Retired teacher, principal and superintendent of schools, and Author, Rescuing Our Underachieving Sons

Tandeep Sidhu
Male Homelessness as a Consequence of Domestic Violence

Christine Giancarlo
Anthropologist, Mount Royal University, and Author, Parentectomy

Brian Ludmer
Founder, Lawyers for Shared Parenting

David Shackleton
Author, Daughters of Feminism: Women Supporting Men’s Equality, 12 years publisher of Canada’s magazine off men’s issues, Everyman; A Men’s Journal.

Tanis Moore
YouTube personality The Prim Reaper

John Davis
International lawyer and a former Assistant Attorney General, Creator of a video course on Gender Studies for Men

Victor Maltby
Builder of Men’s Sheds in Ottawa

Zoli Kertesz
Special Constable, Toronto Police Service

Justin Trottier
Founder and Executive Director, Canadian Association for Equality


* Tandeep Sidhu shares findings from CAFE’s first federal government funded research project: Male Homelessness as a Consequence of Domestic Violence

* A special screening of the soon to be released film ERASING FAMILY, a documentary on parental alienation in Canada and the US, co-produced by CAFE!

* Introducing Effective Advocacy, a course to train advocates to support services and public policy that improve the lives of boys, men, fathers and families