About Canadian Men’s Health Foundation

Our mission is to inspire men to live healthier lives.

Canadian Men’s Health Foundation (CMHF), is a national, not-for-profit organisation established in 2014 by its visionary, Dr. Larry Goldenberg and founding president Wayne Hartrick. Our mission is to inspire men to live healthier lives.

Canadians believe they’re a pretty healthy nation but weirdly, Canadian guys aren’t that healthy and it’s not because of genetics; it’s a result of lifestyle.

The statistics around men’s health in Canada are alarming; men are 40% more likely to die from cancer, 70% more likely to die from heart disease and live an average of nine years of their lives in extremely poor health. 70% of men’s health problems can be prevented by adopting healthy lifestyles.

With good information and easy tips, we know every guy can make small changes to make him feel healthier, and will benefit his family and community. CMHF envisions a nation where Canadian society values the final piece of the family health puzzle – men actively caring for their health. Through a new social awareness campaign with Canadian men, we will motivate them and their families using health information and lifestyle programs in such a way that they can hear, absorb, and act.

CMHF’s national campaign builds awareness of men’s health issues, changes attitudes, and then changes behaviours to improve men’s overall health. The campaign, ‘Don’t Change Much’, is built around the concept that small steps become habit, and habit becomes a healthier lifestyle. Read more about Don’t Change Much.

Funding for CMHF has been provided by private donors, corporate partners, the Government of British Columbia and the Government of Canada. CMHF was publicly launched on June 3rd of 2014.

Who We Are

Our Founder

Dr. S. Larry Goldenberg CM, OBC, MD, FRCSC, FACS, FCAHS

  • Director of Development and Supportive Care, Vancouver Prostate Centre
  • Professor, Department of Urologic Sciences, UBC
  • Stephen A. Jarislowski Chair in Urologic Sciences at VGH
  • Respected clinical scientist and urologic surgeon
  • Champion of men’s health
  • Order of Canada recipient
  • Founding Director of the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Executive Team

Wayne Hartrick

President

After 25 years in PR and marketing Wayne became the founding President of the CMHF.

Wayne is a board member of the Chronic Disease Prevention Association of Canada, the UK based Global Action for Men’s Health, and in BC he is a trustee of the ARC Foundation, board member of the Global Civic Policy Society an examiner for the Public Relations Society and serves on the funding application review committee for the Foundation of Hope.

Stephen Webster

Chief Operating Officer

Stephen Webster is a dynamic business professional who has dedicated his career to design, education and growth. His expertise in marketing, team-building and innovative business strategy has made him an accomplished figure in successfully growing brands and creating meaningful connections with customers.

Most recently, Stephen served as Vice-President of Marketing and Communications for the United Way of the Lower Mainland. He has served as Chief Marketing Officer at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Senior Director and Head of Design at the Vancouver Film School and holds an MBA from Queens University. To connect with Stephen, click here.

CMHF Team

Laurie Bristow

Laurie Bristow

Chief Financial Officer

Seshley Kumar

Seshley Kumar

Office Administrator

Krystal LaFrance

Krystal LaFrance

Marketing Strategist, Community & Advocacy

Cassondra McCrory

Cassondra McCrory

National Partnership Manager

Joe Rachert

Joe Rachert

Program Manager

Dianna Cheng

Dianna Cheng

Web Developer

Ryan Klesc

Ryan Klesc

Solution Architect

Timothy Serrano

Timothy Serrano

Digital Media Manager

Content Medical Advisor

Dr. Ryan Flannigan
Dr. Pommerville

Board of Directors

Dr. Larry Goldenberg
Director of Development and Supportive Care, Vancouver Prostate Centre
Professor, Department of Urologic Sciences, UBC
Stephen A. Jarislowski Chair in Urologic Sciences at VGH

TC Carling
Senior Vice President, Operations, GSL Group

Juggy Sihota-Chahil
Vice President – Consumer Health at TELUS

Provincial Medical Advisors

Quebec
Dr. Francois Bernard

Ontario
Dr. Tony Finelli
Dr. David Greenberg

Alberta
Dr. Jay Lee

BC
Dr. Larry Goldenberg also CMHF Chairman

How you can contribute?

As a non-profit, we’re always grateful for any contributions to help us spread our message and inspire men to live healthier. Currently donations can be made in person, by mail or by phone.
For further details, please contact us by email at info@menshealthfoundation.ca or Call Us.

Are you a company interested in supporting our cause? Please contact us at 604-737-2990

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