Partners & Shout Outs

Get to know our partners, they’re as committed to men’s health as we are.

Province of BC

Founding Health Partner

Grants provided by the Province of B.C. allowed the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation to conduct important research on communicating to men about health and creating an effective men’s heath promotion campaign.

Google

Advertising Partner

Canadian Men's Health Foundation is a recipient of a Google Grants award. The Google Grants program supports registered nonprofit organizations that share Google's philosophy of community service to help the world in areas such as science and technology, education, global public health, the environment, youth advocacy and the arts. Google Grants is an in-kind advertising program that awards free online advertising to nonprofits via Google AdWords.

Rexall

Health Partner

With a heritage dating back to 1904, Rexall and Rexall Pharma Plus pharmacies are among the most trusted names in retail pharmacy. Rexall is focused on helping Canadians feel good about their health through easy access to a wide assortment of health and wellness services and products. Supported by our team of over 8,600 employees in over 470 pharmacies across the country, Rexall is continually evolving to enhance the customer experience. For more information visit Rexall.ca.

Rexall is a proud partner of the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation.

Sportsnet

National Media Partner

Sportsnet connects Canadian sports fans to their favourite teams and athletes, using five platforms: TV, Radio, Print, Online and Mobile. Delivering storytelling on a local, regional, national and global level, the multiplatform brand consists of Sportsnet, sportsnet.ca, Sportsnet 590 The FAN, Sportsnet 960 The FAN, Sportsnet magazine, Sportsnet Mobile and Sportsnet NOW. Sportsnet consists of four regional channels (Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific), and the nationally-distributed Sportsnet ONE, Sportsnet World, and Sportsnet 360. Sportsnet is the official Canadian NHL national broadcast rights holder, and is also the official regional television broadcast rights holder for the Calgary Flames (including radio rights on Sportsnet 960 The FAN), Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs (including radio rights on Sportsnet 590 The FAN), Vancouver Canucks and Montreal Canadiens. In addition, Sportsnet is also the exclusive Canadian broadcast rights holder of the CHL, including the Memorial Cup. Sportsnet is the Canadian leader in MLB television broadcasts and is home to all 162 Toronto Blue Jays games, plus MLB Playoffs and the World Series. Sportsnet also offers an exciting sports lineup including the NFL, Toronto Raptors, NBA, CIS Vanier Cup, Grand Slam of Curling, IndyCar, the Rogers Cup tennis tournament, and extensive soccer programming including Barclays Premier League, Bundesliga, CONCACAF and Canadian national team matches for men and women. Sportsnet Central is the network’s news program, providing regional and national coverage of the day’s events in the world of sports.

Sportsnet is proud to partner with the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation.

Sun Life Financial

Program Partner

Sun Life Financial provided 2 grants to develop YouCheck, the 1st 'all in one' health assessment tool designed specifically for men.

At Sun Life Financial, their business is to help customers achieve lifetime financial security. From Victoria to St. John’s, they’ve been serving Canadians for nearly 150 years. Their innovative technology, strong distribution network and long-standing relationships with some of Canada’s largest employers have made them an industry leader. They have financial centers across the country, and their advisors form the largest exclusive life, health and wealth insurance distribution network in Canada. Their experience and strength allows them to provide an array of trusted products and services that put their customers and their needs first. They help individuals build savings and protect themselves and their families. They also help small and large businesses and associations protect their employees through their benefit plans and retirement options. However, they are committed to more than just great products and service; they are committed to operating in a socially responsible way and acting as a good corporate citizen everywhere they live and do business. Sun Life Financial is a proud partner of the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation.

Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)

Program Partner

The Public Health Agency of Canada’s mission is to promote and protect the health of Canadians. The Agency’s activities focus on preventing chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease, preventing injuries and responding to public health emergencies and infectious disease outbreaks.

This project is funded in part through the Agency’s Multi-Sectoral Partnership Approach to Promote Healthy Living and Prevent Chronic Disease initiative. Each year, approximately $20 million is invested towards projects that address the common risk factors for chronic disease, including unhealthy eating, physical inactivity, and tobacco use.

Canadian Men's Health Foundation is receiving funding support from the Public Health Agency of Canada for the Don't Change Much project.

Boilermakers of Canada

Program Partner

The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmith, Forgers and Helpers (IBB) is a union that was established to implement the natural right of workers to organize. Over 130 years ago, Boilermakers and Iron Ship Builders from across North America established this union so that workers could secure work with dignity along with improved wages, hours, working conditions and other economic advantages through collective bargaining.

Today the Boilermaker Union still works to achieve those goals stated above. Today's union members have a large range of skills to perform the physical work of constructing, repairing, maintaining, inspecting and operating the industrial and military infrastructure that allows us all to function freely in a modern and global economy. The IBB gives back to society with many local and national initiatives that assist the communities in which our members or facilities are located. Many of the members of the union also work to improve our modern society by volunteering in their communities. Our employers and clients benefit from the “Boilermaker Advantage” as we have a large membership base of highly skilled boilermaker members who are ready, willing, and able to work in any condition, anywhere in North America, on very short notice. Our focus is getting the job done right the first time with zero lost time accidents.

The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers is proud to partner with the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation.

Canadian Medical Association

Health Partner

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), founded in 1918, is one of the oldest voluntary organizations in Canada. Each year, we provide direct service to more than 100,000 Canadians through the combined efforts of more than 10,000 volunteers and staff across Canada in over 120 communities.

As a nation-wide, voluntary organization, the Canadian Mental Health Association promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. The CMHA accomplishes this mission through advocacy, education, research and service.

CMHA branches across Canada provide a wide range of innovative services and supports to people who are experiencing mental illness and their families. These services are tailored to the needs and resources of the communities where they are based. One of the core goals of these services is to help people with mental illness develop the personal tools to lead meaningful and productive lives.

Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada (CDPAC)

Health Partner

The Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada (CDPAC) is a network of major national health charities and professional associations that have come together around the common cause of promoting healthy living. Working primarily at the national level, CDPAC’s mission is to take an integrated, population health approach to influence policies and practices that support healthy living for chronic disease prevention.

Dietitians of Canada

Health Partner

Dietitians of Canada is the national professional association for dietitians, representing almost 6000 members at the local, provincial and national levels. DC is one of the largest organizations of dietetic professionals in the world.

Canadian Mental Health Association

Health Partner

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), founded in 1918, is one of the oldest voluntary organizations in Canada. Each year, we provide direct service to more than 100,000 Canadians through the combined efforts of more than 10,000 volunteers and staff across Canada in over 120 communities.

As a nation-wide, voluntary organization, the Canadian Mental Health Association promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. The CMHA accomplishes this mission through advocacy, education, research and service.

CMHA branches across Canada provide a wide range of innovative services and supports to people who are experiencing mental illness and their families. These services are tailored to the needs and resources of the communities where they are based. One of the core goals of these services is to help people with mental illness develop the personal tools to lead meaningful and productive lives.

Calgary’s Prostate Cancer Centre

Health Partner

Calgary’s Prostate Cancer Centre (PCC) is a non-profit, world-class medical centre with a mandate to help improve the quality of men’s lives and their families lives for those living with prostate cancer. Annually there are over 13.000 visits by these men and their families to access multiple programs and services at our Centre In addition, over 5,000 men a year visit our Man Van program throughout Southern Alberta. The Centre pursues its mission by reaching out to individuals, corporations, and others to channel resources – both financial and human – to fight this deadly disease.

Founded in 1999, the Prostate Cancer Centre has been a pioneer in creating the Man VanTM Program. This program goes out into the communities of Calgary and rural southern Alberta. Its two mobile PSA (prostate specific antigen) blood testing clinics not only provide baseline PSA tests for men aged 40 and older, but they also create awareness about the importance of early detection of prostate cancer as it is treatable if caught early.

Canadian Urological Association

Health Partner

The CUA exists to promote the highest standard of urologic care for Canadians and to advance the science of urology.

The CUA is a national member-based organization dedicated to enabling the profession to provide the highest possible standards of urologic care by collaboratively:

  • Fostering excellence in urologic practice through advocacy, education, research and practice support tools
  • Leading evidence-based clinical practice through the development of practice standards and guidelines
  • Providing continuous professional development for Canadian urologists along the career-path continuum
  • Providing leadership in public education for urologic conditions
  • Representing the Canadian urologic community in relationships with governments as well as national and international medical societies.

Shout Outs

A special thanks to all the people who have helped us along the way.

  • Dr. Ian Banks
  • Dr. Jack Barker
  • Dr. Tony Bella
  • Dr. Francois Bernard
  • Nick Black
  • Dr. Dan Bilsker
  • Dr. Colin Carrie
  • Dr. Richard Casey
  • Mary Clayton
  • Kerri Dawson
  • Dr. Gary Dowsett
  • Dr. Louis Fransecutti
  • Dr. David Greenberg
  • Dr. Carolyn Gotay
  • Dr. Art Hister
  • Dr. Kendall Ho
  • Simon Jackson
  • Dr. Karl Kabasele
  • Hans Krueger
  • Dr. Saul Isserow
  • Dr. Keith Jarvi
  • Dr. Karim Khan
  • Dr. Jay Lee
  • Dr. James Leone
  • Baron Manett
  • Mickey McDowell
  • Dr. Bob McMillan
  • Victoria & Neil McPhedran
  • Scott Moore
  • Dr. Al Morales
  • Dr. Larry Mroz
  • Tim Murphy
  • Dr. Stu Oak
  • Linda Oglove
  • Dr. John Oliffe
  • Dr. David Patrick
  • Dr. Peter Pommerville
  • Dr. Farshad Pourmalek
  • Dr. Noel Richardson
  • Dr. Steven Robertson
  • Derek Roelofson
  • Dr. Michael Rovito
  • Dr. Jennifer Schwartz
  • Dr. Jean Shoveller
  • Dr. Sean Skeldon
  • Ian Smith
  • Roberta Staley
  • Martin Tod
  • Dr. Gilles Tremblay
  • Susan Wirtz
  • Mahmoud Virani

Business Advisory Group

  • Bill Baker
  • John DeLucchi
  • Marcel Labbe
  • Robert Murray
  • Bob Quartermain
  • Randy Savoie
  • Rick Shier
  • Ron Telpner
  • Shawn Zanganeh

Staff of the Men’s Health Initiative of BC

  • Dr. Richard Bebb
  • Dr. Stacey Elliott
  • Shannon Griffin
  • Yi-Hong Li
  • Caroline Okulicz
  • Dr. Richard Wassersug

Various Teams

  • 45 Robots
  • Ariad Communications
  • B.C. Women’s Hospital
  • Central Park Medical Clinic
  • Crave PR
  • Deloitte
  • Old Orchard Medical Clinic
  • Rethink Communications
  • Spectrum Health Care Ltd.
  • The Doctors Office
  • UBC e-Health Strategy Office
  • Value Property Group