Next Gen Men is a nonprofit organization focused on building better men through youth and peer engagement, education, and empowerment. Our programs and initiatives promote healthy masculinities and gender equity with boys, young men, men, and people of all genders.
By addressing the root causes of gender inequities with open and honest conversations and learning about ‘what it means to be a man’, we aim to tackle some of the biggest issues facing society today from gender-based discrimination and violence, to social isolation and unhealthy relationships, to poor mental and physical health and wellness among boys and men.
We foster a fun, safe, and welcoming space for boys and men to explore masculinity, health, and relationships, and create lasting and meaningful friendships. We’re building a strong and supportive community that shares our values and vision.
We promote healthy masculinities and gender equality through our program pillars of Self, Health, and Others. We’re on a journey of lifelong learning, so that we can better support the next generation of boys and men.
1 in 5
…young people in Canada live with mental disorders
…of mental health problems have their onset during childhood or adolescence
…men die from suicide each year – that’s one every minute
2 in 3
…Canadians do not know what sexual consent means
…of all women in Canada have experienced physical or sexual violence