Let's End

Gender-Based Violence

Stand Up Against

Gender-Based Violence

Gender-Based
Violence Awareness

MentorAction is a group of male leaders who stand up and speak out in ending gender-based violence. Our members challenge existing societal norms that perpetuate gender-based violence and seek to create a community that is safe and violence-free. Since 2013, MentorAction has provided education, mentorship and community participation.
By engaging men and teaching our youth, MentorAction embraces the strengths of our community and is committed to addressing gender-based violence by engaging in prevention strategies. MentorAction members recognize they are responsible to honour the voices and experiences of women, as well as the leadership of women.

Domestic incident calls to
Hamilton Police Services in 2019

Charges laid from domestic incidents
in Hamilton in 2019

Every 2.5 days, a woman or girl
is killed in Canada.

2020 MentorAction Promo Video

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Our Programs

Stand Up and Speak Out
Our Be More than a Bystander Program aims to increase awareness of the community’s responsibility to end gender-based violence. We are all in this together.
Become a Steel City Ally
The Steel City Allies seek individuals who are committed to ending gender-based violence and, through action, promote violence-free living.
Community Leader Program
Raise awareness, be an advocate, educate and mentor others within your community or workplace to end gender-based violence.

Our Mission

As a program of Interval House of Hamilton (IHOH), MentorAction upholds the agency’s mission, vision and values. MentorAction works with the support and guidance/direction of Interval House of Hamilton to, where possible:

Educate

  • Through active social media, presentations and group discussions.
  • Through the implementation of Be More Than A Bystander to educate the community’s youth.
  • Provide meaningful strategies and tools to individuals to break the cycle of gender-based violence through the use of safe strategies that disrupt harmful behaviour towards women/girls.

Support

  • Actively participate in social awareness campaigns, such as International Women’s Day, National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, and Take Back the Night.
  • Support the work of Interval House of Hamilton by engaging and supporting fundraising opportunities, as a means to reduce financial burdens and barriers.

Engage

  • Engage allies within the community who seek to create change and abolish gender-based violence.
  • Develop allies willing to volunteer when necessary to support the work of Interval House of Hamilton and MentorAction.
  • Establish strategic partnerships with community organizations.