What we're about

The Toronto 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 http://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 Canadian Association for Equality mandate for its Men’s Issues Awareness (MIA) Campaign:

Our focus will be to engage in consciousness-raising, public education and efforts to change public policy. We will engage in critiques of contemporary society as necessary, but our focus shall be on positive activism to advance a healthier society.

Major Areas of Concern

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)

Tangibles

The MIA Campaign will:

1. Advance education by providing workshops, seminars, conferences, debates and lectures on topics relating to equality, diversity and human rights issues, especially on gender equality.

2. Actively build a movement by:

a. Providing a platform for the collaboration of existing organizations interested in the topics of equality, diversity and human rights issues.

b. Launching new organizations around the world – especially on campuses – and utilizing online tools as appropriate

3. Undertake consciousness raising outreach activities (eg. podcasts, blogs, ribbon and slogan campaigns, “International Day Against Misandry”, etc)

4. Utilize new multimedia like podcasts, videos, blogs and social networking to engage the public in dialogue on equality, diversity and human rights issues, especially on gender equality.

5. Actively engage in public policy debates through media releases and lobbying efforts, and by making availabile of a series of experts in relevant subject matter, lobbying efforts.

6. Provide support to individuals whose equality rights have been denied.

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2019 Canadian National Men's Issues Conference

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2019 National Canadian Men's Issues Conference University of Toronto, Aug 2-3 Featuring Headline Speakers Cassie Jaye, Bettina Arndt, Karen Straughan, Sue-Ann Levy Registration Now Open. To register with our Early Bird price options $129 Regular, $109 Student, visit https://equalitycanada.com/nationalconference We're excited to announce our biggest event to date, and the largest Canadian conference of its kind! Following Ottawa and Calgary, the 2019 National Canadian Men's Issues Conference arrives in Toronto. This year's theme, Men Too, provides a platform to address a range of critical issues while responding to timely current events. Local host is the University of Toronto Men's Issues Awareness Society. Sponsored by Canadian Association for Equality. This exciting two-day event is offered at an incredibly reduced Early Bird registration price of only $129 (Regular) and $109 (Student), with even lower prices for CAFE members! Don't miss this unique and affordable opportunity to hear from our group of international experts and meet with amazing activists from across the country. Join us for an all-star event! Speaker list will be updated regularly. Cassie Jaye - Filmmaker, The Red Pill Bettina Arndt - Australia's first sex therapist and a champion for men's issues Karen Straughan - Leading Canadian blogger Sue-Ann Levy - Toronto Sun Columnist James Brown - Author, Rescuing Our Underachieving Sons Tanis Moore - YouTube personality The Prim Reaper Zoli Kertesz - Special Constable, Toronto Police Service Justin Trottier - Founder, Canadian Association for Equality PLUS ADDITIONAL SPECIAL EVENTS * Presentation on the findings from CAFE's first federal government funded research project: Male Homelessness as a Consequence of Domestic Violence, with Research Coordinator Tandeep Sidhu. * Special screening of the soon to be released film ERASING FAMILY, a documentary on parental alienation in Canada and the US, co-produced by CAFE! * Our first Effective Advocacy session, a course to train advocates to support services and public policy that improve the lives of boys, men, fathers and families

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