The Canadian Men’s Health Foundation

Canadian Men's Health Foundation Logo

Canadian Men’s Health Foundation (CMHF) is a national, not for profit organization established in 2014 by its visionary Dr. Larry Goldenberg and founding President Wayne Hartrick. The mission of CMHF is to inspire Canadian 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 has recently launched a national campaign to build awareness of men’s health issues, change attitudes and then change 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. Click here for more info 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.

 

Founder

Executive Team

Dr. Larry Goldenberg

Dr. S. Larry Goldenberg, Founder

CM, OBC, MD, FRCSC
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

 

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.

Wayne also enjoys ice cream, salt and vinegar potato chips and peanut butter.

Jeff Nesbitt – Vice President

Over 20 years of experience helping organizations with strategy, technology and innovation to enable growth in a wide variety of organizations spanning many sectors from not-for-profit entities to Fortune 500 companies.

CMHF Staff

Kalinka Davis – Business Administration / Government Relations
Joe Rachert – Program Manager
Ryan Klesc – Digital Media Specialist
Krystal LaFrance – Marketing Strategist, Community & Advocacy
Amber Spencer – Full Stack Web Developer
Daniel Kozlowski – Digital Marketing Coordinator
Cassondra McCrory – National Partnership Manager

Content Medical Advisor

Dr. Pommerville
Dr. Ryan Flannigan

Board of Directors

Dr. Larry Goldenberg – Professor and Head, Department of Urologic Sciences, University of British Columbia
Dr. David Greenberg  – General Practitioner, Continuing Medical Education.
TC Carling – VP, Hockey Administration – Canucks Sports & Entertainment
Lawrence Bloomberg –  Advisor to National Bank Financial, Founder of Bloomberg Manulife Prize for Active Health

Provincial Medical Representatives

Quebec
Dr. Francois Bernard

Ontario
Dr. Tony Finelli
Dr. David Greenberg also CMHF Director

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. Please contact us at info@menshealthfoundation.ca or at 604-737-2990 to find out more.

Are you a company interested in supporting our cause? Please contact Jeff Nesbitt at 604-813-3165 or jeff@menshealthfoundation.ca.