Press Release

International Men’s Day serves as important reminder for men

Canadian Men’s Health Foundation encourages men to use free Men’s Health Check tool to better understand their health risks.
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Vancouver, Nov. 14, 2023 – In the lead-up to International Men’s Day on November 19, the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation (CMHF) is encouraging men to take 10 minutes to better understand their future health with Men’s Health Check.

Men’s Health Check is a free online tool that evaluates physical stats, lifestyle and family history to create a personalized risk report for eight common health conditions. Riaz Meghji, a CMHF National Champion, author and human connection keynote speaker, has a personal understanding of the importance of family health history.

“We lost both our parents suddenly after complications with cardiac arrest and it emphasized the importance for our family to consistently evaluate our health risks,” said Riaz. “The Men’s Health Check tool helps men learn their health risks, so they can take steps now to live a longer, healthier life.”

On average, men die four years younger than women, have a higher risk of many serious health conditions, and are three times more likely to commit suicide. In 10 minutes, Men’s Health Check provides men their risk level of developing a heart attack, type 2 diabetes, prostate cancer, colorectal cancer, depression, osteoporosis, low testosterone and erectile dysfunction.

“Many men don’t prioritize regular health check-ins, ignoring minor health problems that could lead to something more serious in the future,” said TC Carling, CMHF President & CEO. “CMHF created Men’s Health Check to provide men with a simple way to learn their health risks early, what to watch out for, and the small changes now that can make a big impact on their future health.”

Men’s Health Check is free, confidential and can be accessed anonymously at:

Canadian Men’s Health Foundation is supported in part by the Province of BC, the Government of Canada, as well as generous donors and partners.


About Canadian Men’s Health Foundation 

The Canadian Men’s Health Foundation (CMHF) is a national, not-for-profit organization with a mission to inspire men and their families to live healthier lives. The statistics around men’s health in Canada are alarming; 70% of men’s health problems can be prevented by adopting healthy lifestyles. Learn more at and

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Meaghan Skoropada, Brand & Campaigns Manager
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