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.

Steven Kabanuk

VP & COO

Steven has over 20 years of experience primarily in the health sector and in leadership positions spanning both the private and public sector. His career passions include building engaged teams, operational performance and business development.  Always active and a busy father of three, his values align with the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation mission – to inspire men to live healthy lives.

CMHF Team

Laurie Bristow

Laurie Bristow

Chief Financial Officer

Gene Bernier

Gene Bernier

Chief Technical Officer

Timothy Serrano

Timothy Serrano

Director, Digital Marketing

Krystal LaFrance

Krystal LaFrance

Marketing Strategist, Community & Advocacy

Joanne Watson

Joanne Watson

Office Administrator

Dianna Cheng

Dianna Cheng

Web Developer

Kaz Shigeta

Kaz Shigeta

Digital Marketing Specialist

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.
Visit our donation page for more information, contact us by email at or Call Us.

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

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