Canadian Men's Health Week June 11-17, 2018

Canadian Men’s Health Week June 11 – 17, 2018

Join Canadian’s from coast to coast to coast in the goal of improving men’s and family health in Canada.

First National Study of Health Behaviours

Toronto, June 11, 2018 – New Canadian research released today finds seventy-two percent of men regularly demonstrate two or more unhealthy habits, including a poor diet, smoking cigarettes, problem drinking, not exercising or not getting regular sleep.

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Men’s Maintenance Guide

Mostly for men – the “what and when” of the things guys need to know about staying on top of their health. For men, women, and families to remind the men in their lives that they need to take care of themselves.

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Our Champions

Meet our team of inspiring Canadians who are taking stand for men’s health as our National Champions, supporting our mission to inspire men and families to lead healthier lives.

Trevor Linden

20 Year NHL Veteran & President of the Canucks

Simon Whitfield

4-time Olympian & 2-time Medalist in olympic Triathlon.

Adam Kreek

2008 Olympic Gold Medalist in Rowing.

Ned Bell

Ocean Wise Executive Chef at Vancouver Aquarium.

Shea Emry

Two-time Grey Cup winner, Shea Emry is a former all-star linebacker for the Canadian Football League.

Jim Hughson

As the voice of Hockey Night in Canada on CBC and Rogers Sportsnet, Jim Hughson is one of the most beloved sports broadcasters in Canada.

Alain Vigneault

Veteran NHL coach, and Quebec native. Formerly Head Coach of the New York Rangers and Vancouver Canucks.

Luc Robitaille

A member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, the highest scoring left wing in NHL history and the all-time Kings leader in goals scored—is in his ninth season as Kings President, Business Operations.

Cassie Campbell-Pascall

Three-time Olympic medalist, winning gold and silver for Canada, seven-time World Championship medalist.

Brendan Shanahan

Three-time Stanley Cup Champion. Brendan Shanahan played 21 seasons in the NHL from 1987 to 2009 and is currently the President and Alternate Governor of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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Tweets

Tweet all shout outs and news about men’s health to the hashtag #MensHealthWeek. Each tweet is part of the solution and builds the momentum needed to improve men’s health in Canada.

 

Why a Men’s Health Week?

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

In 2014, when the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation launched nationally in Canada we knew the statistics about the state of men’s health in Canada, and the picture those statistics painted was not too flattering for Canadian men.

Here’s a snapshot of some statistics (Source available upon request):

  • 54% of Canadian men are unhealthy sleepers
  • 59% of Canadian men don’t exercise enough
  • 62% of Canadian men are unhealthy eaters
  • 39% of Canadian men have unhealthy alcohol consumption
  • 20% of Canadian men still smoke
  • 72% of Canadian men are borderline unhealthy and/or unhealthy
  • 25% of Canadian men are considered healthy/very healthy.
  • 70% of chronic diseases and conditions may be prevented by adopting healthy lifestyle habits

From these statistics we realized that the health of men on a personal, family and workplace level required a concerted effort of not one organization, but many pieces – from individuals, to other healthcare organizations, to private industry and government at all levels – to recognize the state of men’s health and its impact on Canadian society.

And that is why we have Canadian Men’s Health Week. To shine a light on men’s health. To work with other organizations and people, connecting the dots across Canada to improve the state of men’s and family health across our great nation.

History

The first Canadian Men’s Health Week took place in 2014 and followed in the foot steps of other men’s health weeks taking place around the world: Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Ireland, the United States, Denmark, Austria, and the Netherlands.

Men’s Health Week is celebrated annually around the world during the week preceding and including Father’s Day. Men’s Health Week honours the importance of men’s health and wellness. Men’s Health Week was chosen for this specific time of year to make use of the extra attention paid to male family members near Father’s Day. Men’s Health Week is meant to educate the public about what can be done to improve the state of men’s health and provide health information to men and their families.

 

Canadian Men's Health Week June 11-17, 2018

 

 

Show your support!

The easiest way to shine a light on men’s health is by downloading the Men’s Health Week badge and posting it to your social media channels. It’s a great way to demonstrate your support for men and family health across Canada.

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A round of applause, please

Let’s give a round of applause to the following organizations for demonstrating leadership in men’s health and their contribution to the 5th annual Canadian Men’s Health Week.

 

Action Positive logo        Province of British Columbia logo        Canadian Centre for Men and Families logo        Canadian Men's Health Foundation logo        Canadian Mental Health Association logo        CFLAA logo        Public Health Agency of Canada logo        Robson Valley Support Society logo        White Buffalo logo

 

 

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