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2019 Canadian National Men’s Issues Conference

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CAFE is excited to announce MOMENTUM: The 2019 Canadian National Men’s Issues Conference, to be hosted in Toronto August 2-3. This will be the biggest event we’ve sponsored to date, and the largest Canadian conference of its kind. This year’s theme, MOMENTUM, will provide a platform to address a range of critical issues and timely current events, while working together to chart a path forward, building on the tremendous progress that has recently been made.

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 price of only $149 (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 with internationally renowned speakers, including:

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

Siobhan Weare
Lecturer in Law and Director of Engagement, The Law School, Lancaster University

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

Adam Jones (remotely)
Professor of Political Science, UBC Okanagan

Edward Kruk
President, International Council on Shared Parenting

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

Brian Ludmer
Founder, Lawyers for Shared Parenting

Lloyd Hawkeye Robertson (Presentation by Video Teleconference)
Lead Pscyhologist, Centre for Justice and Safety, University of Regina

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.

Robert Samery
Chairperson of the Board, Canadian Association for Equality

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

Peter Whitehead
Supporting Canadian Veterans Suffering PTSD

Victor Maltby
Builder of Men’s Sheds in Ottawa

Zoli Kertesz
Former Special Constable, Toronto Police Service

Oren Amitay
Registered Psychologist, Instructor at Ryerson University, expert witness in Ontario courts and a media personality on radio and television.

Justin Trottier
Founder and Executive Director, Canadian Association for Equality

Jeiny Ruiz
Media Bias Project Lead, Canadian Association for Equality

Gerardo Betancourt
Sexual health clinician and researcher, University of Toronto Faculty of Social Work

Alison Tieman
Founder, Honey Badger Radio

Georganne Burke
Senior Vice-President, PathwayGroup Inc

Juliann Rasanayagam
Registered Psychotherapist at Empathic Counselling Centre

Carl Augustsson
A Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Men

Eric Pierni
Founder, Men Therapy Toronto | Counselling and Psychotherapy Services for Men


* 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