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Father's Day - What it is meant to be...

Father's Day - What it is meant to be...

Father’s Day always sparks nostalgic notions of paternalism and fatherhood without really addressing what Father’s Day is meant to be about. I do not believe fatherhood is about one day of the year. Instead, it is a way of being, a lifestyle and a meaningful connection that has been eclipsed by marketing and superficiality. It […]

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Healthy Masculinity - What is it and how can we achieve it?

Healthy Masculinity - What is it and how can we achieve it?

Healthy masculinity – what is it and how can we achieve it? Where do beliefs about gender come from? As with a lot of things that adults have learned, beliefs about gender are heavily influenced by childhood experiences. Traditionally, the messages that boys receive from parents, friends, and media are things like “boys don’t cry,” […]

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End Gender-Based Violence - Men as Allies

End Gender-Based Violence - Men as Allies

Men are important contributors as allies to the movement to end gender-based violence.  For men, allyship gets entangled with the fact that men benefit from their privilege as men relative to women.  And, men have been raised in a society that bakes-in certain thinking and expectations for how men should act and behave. So, maybe […]

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The Freedom and Hope Women's Golf Tournament

The Freedom and Hope Women's Golf Tournament

The Freedom and Hope Women’s Golf Tournament is an annual fundraiser for Jared’s Place, a program of Interval House of Hamilton. Jared’s Place provides legal information, advocacy, court accompaniment, and system navigation to women involved in Family or Criminal Court. Jared’s Place remains underfunded and relies on fundraising to keep their doors open. There is […]

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Canadian Men's Health Month

Canadian Men's Health Month

June is recognized as Canadian Men’s Health Month. In the past, the week leading up to Father’s Day was observed as Canadian Men’s Health week. A week set aside for men to take time and focus on their health. Men were reminded to book long overdue doctor’s appointments, schedule prostrate exams and work in some […]

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