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June 19, 2019

Funding to help support men’s health

VICTORIA – The B.C. government has provided the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation (CMHF) with $1 million to support three programs designed to improve men’s health.

“Provincial funding will go to support three programs – Don’t Change Much, YouCheck and DUDES Club – which are all designed around the concept of taking small steps that lead to better lifestyles,” said Adrian Dix, Minister of Health. “The long-term impact of programs such as DUDES Club, designed to support Indigenous men, is to reduce illness and help improve quality of life.”

Don’t Change Much is a website with recipes and easy ways to get active, including tips from Trevor Linden, Olympians Simon Whitfield and Adam Kreek, and former CFL linebacker Shea Emry.

YouCheck is an online questionnaire that men can use to get a snapshot of their health.

DUDES (Downtown Urban Knights Defending Equality and Solidarity) Club facilitates a community for Indigenous men’s wellness, offering events and activities that focus on spiritual, physical, mental and emotional health.

The DUDES Club started in the Downtown Eastside and has expanded to Kamloops, Prince George, Prince Rupert, Smithers, Terrace and Houston, as well as Kitselas First Nation, Blueberry River First Nations, Gitxaala Nation, Lheidli T’enneh First Nation, Skidegate Band Council, Nadleh Whut’en First Nation, Gitwangak Indian Band, Lake Babine Nation, West Moberly First Nations, Nak’azdli Whut’en, Takla Lake First Nation, Deylu Dena Council, Gitanmaax Band Council, Gitga’at, Gitsegukla First Nation, Saulteau First Nations, McLeod Lake Indian Band and Gitanyow Nation.

“We applaud the B.C. government as a leader in Canada – recognizing the need to reduce demands on the health-care system by helping people lead healthier lives through small changes to lifestyle habits,” said Wayne Hartrick, president, Canadian Men’s Health Foundation. “Through this funding we will expand our work to help men in B.C. live healthier lives to the benefit of their families and communities.”

The CMHF will use the funding to grow the DUDES Club program to additional communities, increase Don’t Change Much and YouCheck website traffic, and, finalize the Don’t Change Much smartphone app.

Quick Facts:

  • CMHF is a non-profit organization founded to inspire men to adopt a healthier
  • June 9 to 16, 2019, is Canadian Men’s Health
  • A recent study commissioned by the CMHF found 81% of Canadian men surveyed have workplace-related stress, 60% go to work when they are sick, 46% work extended hours and 30% work on their holidays.
  • The study also found 60% of men say work negatively affects their sleep. As well, 47% skip a meal while at work at least one day a week, 17% skip meals three or more days a week and 22% eat unhealthy snacks three or more days a week.

Learn More:

For more information about the CMHF, visit: https://menshealthfoundation.ca/

For more information on the CMHF work study, visit: https://menshealthfoundation.ca/menshealthweek/2019/press-release/

For more information on Don’t Change Much, visit: https://dontchangemuch.ca/

For more information on YouCheck, visit: https://youcheck.ca/

For more information on DUDES Club, visit: https://www.dudesclub.ca/

Contact:

Province of British Columbia Ministry of Health Communications
(250) 952-1887 (media line)


June 10, 2019

Comedian Toby Hargrave Joins Canadian Men’s Health Foundation To Show That Men’s Health is No Joke

Hargrave leads by example that small changes make a big difference

VANCOUVER, BC – The Canadian Men’s Health Foundation (CMHF) announces Toby Hargrave as its newest national champion. Hargrave will help motivate and inspire Canadian men to live longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives, joining a roster of 12 other champions across Canada committed to men’s health.
Download Press Release in PDF: Comedian Toby Hargrave Joins Canadian Men’s Health Foundation To Show That Men’s Health is No Joke


November 4, 2018

One of Canada’s Favourite Dads, Karl Subban, Joins Canadian Men’s Health Foundation to Encourage Men to Take Care of their Health

Subban urges men to stop waiting and make changes now

VANCOUVER – Karl Subban has raised five accomplished children, including three NHL
players. The former school principal has dedicated his life to helping others reach their goals,
and today, he announced he has joined the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation’s (CMHF) roster of “Champions,” to help motivate Canadian men to live healthier lives.

Download Press Release in PDF: One of Canada’s Favourite Dads, Karl Subban, Joins Canadian Men’s Health Foundation to Encourage Men to Take Care of their Health


July 17, 2018

Comedic Documentary Makes Light of Serious Issue of Men’s Health on Purpose

Canadian Men’s Health Foundation Inspires Men and their Families to Live Healthier Lives

VANCOUVER – Today, the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation and TELUS released an original documentary entitled “What’s So Funny About Men’s Health” that seeks to engage men in discussions about their health, using comedy.

Download Press Release in PDF: Comedic Documentary Makes Light of Serious Issue of Men’s Health on Purpose


June 17, 2018

Funding to support men to live healthy, active lives

Canadian Men’s Health Foundation Inspires Men and their Families to Live Healthier Lives

VICTORIA – The Government of British Columbia has provided $1.5 million to the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation (CMHF) to support men in British Columbia to live healthier lives.

Download Press Release in PDF: Funding to Support Men to Live Healthy, Active Lives


June 13, 2018

Canada’s Most Recognized Fitness Coach, Tommy Europe, Joins National Movement Raising Awareness on Men’s Health

Canadian Men’s Health Foundation Inspires Men and their Families to Live Healthier Lives

VANCOUVER, BC – One of Canada’s most beloved trainers, and former CFL/NFL defensive back, Tommy Europe, today announced he has joined the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation’s roster of “Champions,” to help inspire men across the country to be healthier. Download Press Release in PDF: Canada’s Most Recognized Fitness Coach, Tommy Europe, Joins National Movement Raising Awareness on Men’s Health


June 11, 2018

First National Study of Health Behaviours

Toronto, ON – 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. Read full text of Press Release and download the infographic.


November 23, 2017

Canadian Football Players Put their Shoulder into Men’s Health

The Canadian Men’s Health Foundation has worked with the CFL Alumni Association on a project supported by the CFL, to inspire fans to make healthy small changes to their lives. Read the press release here: Canadian Football Players Put their Shoulder into Men’s Health


June 14, 2017

Ontario Supporting Work to Improve Men’s Health

Ontario is partnering with the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation (CMHF), providing funding to encourage men to make small changes in their lives that can make a big difference to their health. Download PDF here: Ontario Supporting Work to Improve Men’s Health


June 12, 2017

Government of Canada invests in initiative that engages men to improve health and wellness

Don’t Change Much encourages small lifestyle changes to achieve long-term benefits

Canadian men aren’t as healthy as they could be, in part due to lifestyle choices. But the good news is they don’t have to change much to improve their physical health and wellness. Read more: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/news/2017/06/government_of_canadainvestsininitiativethatengagesmentoimprovehe.html


June 12, 2017

Are Canadian Dads Making their Kids Fat?

New Research Suggests Dads are Key to Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity numbers are on the rise across this country and fathers may be responsible. New research released in Canada ahead of Canadian Men’s Health Week notes children are more likely to pick up eating behaviours from their fathers than their mothers and that obese dads have a disproportionately greater chance of having obese children. Download: CMHW FathersSons Press Release_FINAL


April 7, 2017

The Canadian Men’s Health Foundation is proud to share that the Province of BC has provided $6 million to the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundations to support the Vancouver Prostate Centre in expanding its Prostate Cancer Supportive Care Program throughout British Columbia. View PDF of press release. PCSC MoH – Press release Apr 7 2017

Dr. Larry Goldenberg Receives Societe Internationale D’Urologie Distinguished Career Award – Download PDF


October 20, 2016

Middle-Aged Men Can Save Canadian Economy $50.7 Billion By Making Small Changes to Health Habits – Download PDF


October 5, 2016

Canadian Men’s Health Foundation Appoints Jeff Nesbitt as Vice President – Download PDF

September 7, 2016

Hockey Hall of Famer Luc Robitaille joins All Star Champion Roster to Rally for Canadian Men’s Health Foundation – Download PDF


August 24, 2016

Study Finds a Third of Canadian Men Are Sleep Deprived – Download PDF


July 25, 2016

Canadian Men Could Be Millionaires If They Led Healthier Lifestyles, Report Finds – Download PDF | Download Infographic


June 13, 2016

Three-time Olympian Cassie Campbell-Pascall Lends Her Voice to Bring Awareness to Men’s Health – Download PDF


May 3, 2016

Federal budget funding commits to improving the health of Canadian men – Download PDF


March 24, 2016

Ontario First Province to Introduce “Men’s Health Awareness Week” – Download PDF


February 24, 2016

Toronto Maple Leafs President, Brendan Shanahan, joins all-star Champions roster for Canadian Men’s Health Foundation – Download PDF


December 21, 2015

New testosterone guideline to help Canadian physicians diagnose and treat patients – Download PDF


October 26, 2015

Government of Canada Invests in Men’s Health to Help Prevent Chronic Disease – Download PDF


July 31, 2015

Canadian Men’s Health Week Skyrockets in Second Year – Download PDF


July 22, 2015

Golf for Good – Download PDF


July 8, 2015

Morley’s Thinking Health for Father’s Day – Download PDF


June 19, 2015

YouCheck.ca Breaks New Ground for Men’s Health Awareness – Download PDF


June 17, 2015

Poor Health Among Men Costs Canada $36.9 Billion a Year – Download PDF | Download Infographic


June 15, 2015

First Canadian Men’s Health Weeks Starts Nation-wide Discussion – Download PDF


June 18, 2014

Paddlers prep for Stand Up Paddle For Men’s Health – Download PDF


June 18, 2014

Background about CMHF – Download PDF


June 3, 2014

Whitfield and Linden tell men you don’t need to change much – Download PDF


June 3, 2014

News release CMHF teaser – NR CMHF 1 Teaser Champions FINAL


May 21, 2014

News release CMHF teaser – NR CMHF 2 Teaser Sugar FINAL

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