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900-609 W Hastings St,
Vancouver, BC V6B 4W4
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Phone: +1 (604) 737-2990

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation?

The Canadian Men’s Health Foundation (CMHF) is a national charity established by Order of Canada recipient and visionary Dr. Larry Goldenberg and founding Former President Wayne Hartrick.

Our mission is to inspire Canadian men to lead healthier lives by developing motivational and engaging health and wellness programs.

What does the CMHF do?

The CMHF is triggering a new social awareness of the importance of men’s health, providing tools and resources to motivate men to live healthier, and collaborating with stakeholders in healthcare to reach out to men through their programs.

The CMHF activities include:

  • National awareness campaign and website DontChangeMuch.ca
  • Tips tools and resources for men’s health, including our Men’s Health Check Tool, the first all-encompassing men’s health risk assessment tool
  • Canadian Men’s Health Month
  • Ongoing research on best practices to engage men in healthy lifestyles
  • Creating awareness within Government and elected representatives, including the formation of a non-partisan Federal men’s health caucus
  • “Connecting the dots” within the Canadian landscape of men’s health
  • Collaborating and sharing our research with other stakeholders in healthcare

What’s “Don’t Change Much” about?

We’re about inspiring men to change but in small steps. We want to get the word out about how small lifestyle changes can have a big impact.

How can I improve my health?

Check out our Men’s Health Tips for small ways to improve your health today.

Who, what, when, where, how was the CMHF founded?

The CMHF is a national, non-profit organization. Dr. Larry Goldenberg and Wayne Hartrick co-founded the CMHF in 2014.

What’s the focus?

Our content is about making small lifestyle changes to create new healthy habits in nutrition, physical activity, alcohol consumption, smoking cessation, sleep quality, and mental well-being.

What are the biggest risk factors for men? In a word: Lifestyle.

Only 30% of Canadian men’s chronic health conditions are genetic—70% are caused by lifestyle. And because of these bad habits, Canadian men are needlessly unhealthy. For more detailed FAQs, visit MensHealthFoundation.ca.

Aren’t Canadian men healthy already?

  • The statistics around men’s health in Canada are alarming—overall Canadian men live in poor health.
  • 70% of Canadian men’s chronic health conditions are caused by lifestyle—30% is genetics.
  • Canadian men are 57% more likely to die from diabetes than women.
  • Canadian men are 79% more likely to die from heart disease than women.
  • 67% of Canadian men are overweight or obese.
  • Canadian men are 40% more likely to die from cancer than women.
  • Canadian men are four times more likely to commit suicide than women.
  • Canadian men spend on average ten 10 years of their lives in poor health, often related to lifestyle.

Are you a government organization?

No, the CMHF is a national, non-profit organization.

How are you funded?

The Province of British Columbia, corporate partners, and private donors have generously supported the CMHF. We wish to thank all those organizations and individuals who recognized the importance of this effort early on.

Who are you trying to reach?

  • The CMHF has launched a campaign and developed healthy lifestyle messages to encourage all men to live healthier lives—healthier men make healthier families and communities.
  • Men who may feel they lack the freedom, permission, or encouragement to be aware of or care for their health.

If I have a serious health issue, how can I get help?

If you are having a serious health issue or want any further information about your condition, please consult with a doctor. For additional resources and information on men’s health, view our Men’s Health Services page.

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How can you contribute?

Would you like to make a donation? As a non-profit, we’re always grateful for any contributions to help us spread our message and inspire men to live healthier. Currently donations can be made online using our donation form, in person, mail, or by phone.

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