FAQs

 

What is the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation?

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

What is “Don’t Change Much” about?

DontChangeMuch.ca is where guys go to get healthy. ‘Don’t Change Much’ provides tips, information and resources for men to assess their health risks, and take concrete steps to improve their health.

How can I improve my health?

There are tons of small ways to get started. Get some tips.

What’s the focus?

We’re about nutrition, activity, sleep, mental wellness, and moderation of habits like smoking & drinking.

What are the biggest risk factors for men?

In a word: lifestyle. Only 30% of Canadian men’s chronic health conditions are genetic—70% are caused by lifestyle. And because of these bad habits, Canadian men are needlessly unhealthy.

Aren’t Canadian men healthy already?

The statistics around men’s health in Canada are alarming – overall Canadian men are living in poor health.

• 70% of Canadian men’s chronic health conditions are caused by lifestyle – 30% is

genetics

• Canadian men are 57% more likely to die from diabetes than women

• Canadian men are 79% more likely to die from heart disease than women

• 67% of Canadian men are overweight or obese

• Canadian men are 40% more likely to die from cancer than women

• Canadian men are four times more likely to commit suicide than women

• Canadian men spend on average ten 9 years of their lives in poor health often related to lifestyle

Are you a government organization?

No. The CMHF is a national, not for profit organization established in 2014 by its visionary Dr. Larry Goldenberg and founding President Wayne Hartrick.

How are you funded?

Funding for CMHF has been provided by grants from the British Columbia Provincial Government, Public Health Agency of Canada, corporate partners and private donors.

Who are you trying to reach?

There is a real need in Canada to provide men health marketing messages in a way they can truly hear, absorb and act on. The mission is to inspire all Canadian men, those who love them, those who employ them, and the government to rally together to improve men’s health in Canada.

If I have a serious health issue how can I get help?

If you are having a serious health issue or want any further information, please contact a doctor.

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.

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