What we're about
The Ottawa Men's Issues Meetup is a discussion and event-oriented group hosted by the Canadian Association for Equality, which provides public programs, campus outreach, multimedia, research and public policy engagement related to Men's Issues Awareness. You can learn more at www.equalitycanada.com. Contact info is available at http://equalitycanada.com/contact/
Canadian Association for Equality Mandate
The Canadian Association for Equality is committed to achieving equality for all Canadians, regardless of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, family status, race, ethnicity, creed, age or disability. In particular, we are interested in gender equality, that is on achieving equality for all men, women, girls and boys.
While we support all efforts at achieving gender equality, we will work for balance and fairness within this societal project by focusing our limited resources on those areas of gender which are understudied in contemporary culture. This has led us to a current focus on the status, health and well-being of boys and men, where attention, investment and support for educational and social programs stands at a level that is far from equal to the seriousness of the problem, while also being significantly underdeveloped compared to the resources in other important areas of social improvement.
We provide current evidence-based research and balanced information. We also provide opportunities to engage in furthering this cause by participating in discussions, events and family-friendly activities. We sincerely believe the goal of true equality and human rights is best served by conducting inclusive conversations based on facts and evidence, not by promoting ideology or special interest agendas.
The following are an open list of areas of focus, in no particular order of importance:
* The “Boys Crises” (Education, Bullying, Suicide)
* Workplace Issues (eg. Workplace safety)
* Men’s Health
* Family law and Fathers rights
* Men and Violence (domestic violence, warfare)
* Crime and Punishment/Legal Biases against Men
* Media, Social and Cultural Misandry (hatred and conempt for men)
* Academic Misandry (eg. in Gender Studies and Culture Studies programs)