Engaging, Educating, and Empowering the Next Generation of Men

After-school and community-based programs and workshops for boys and young men in the GTA

Next Gen Men’s Youth Programs empower the next generation of men to challenge gender roles and stereotypes, take care of their health, and make a positive impact on their communities!

We facilitate after-school programs, workshops, and presentations for boys and young men with schools and community organizations throughout the Greater Toronto Area.

Our after-school program includes ten 120-minute sessions of Next Gen Men programming, group games and recreation, and a special field trip and group bonding experience.

Our workshops and presentations inspire participants to promote healthy masculinities, healthy relationships, and gender equity in their schools and communities, and cover topics including: gender roles and stereotypes, mental health and peer support, violence prevention, consent and more.

We also deliver trainings and consultations with teachers, youth workers, and community organizations working to promote positive youth development with boys and young men.

Our Pillars, Goals, and Objectives

In our programs, workshops, and presentations, we facilitate games, activities, and discussions around our program pillars of Self (acceptance, esteem, love, and awareness), Health (mental, emotional, and physical), and Others (inclusiveness, diversity, empathy, and relationships).

Our goals and objectives are to:

1. Explore concepts of masculinity and positive, healthy ways to be a man

2. Challenge gender roles and stereotypes

3. Develop leadership skills, self-confidence, and self-awareness

4. Build skills for mental health prevention and promotion

5. Celebrate diversity and learn from others different from ourselves

6. Develop connection and support among peers

7. Practice empathy and increase emotional intelligence

8. Explore what a healthy relationship looks like, how to practice consent, and how to be a good friend

We believe that by engaging, educating, and empowering boys and young men, we can ensure that the next generation of men will make a positive impact on their communities.

Next Gen Men’s Youth Programs are proudly funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (2016-2019) and the Movember Foundation (2014-2016).

If you are interested in bringing Next Gen Men to your school or community, please send us an e-mail or leave us a message!

FAQs for Parents

Who can participate in Next Gen Men’s after-school program?

Next Gen Men’s after-school program is offered at designated schools each year, and is open to male-identified students in grades 7-8, between the ages of 12-14 years old. Our program is voluntary, and we have space for up to 15 students per session.

When can I register my child for Next Gen Men’s after-school program?

Program registration will open up at our designated school’s approximately 2-3 weeks before the program starts. Late registrations may be allowed up until the 3rd week after the program starts.

How much does it cost to register for Next Gen Men’s after-school program?

Next Gen Men’s after-school program is offered to participants and their families FREE of cost!

Does my child have to bring a snack for Next Gen Men’s after-school program?

Next Gen Men provides snacks for our after-school program, which follow York Region District School Board policies to ensure everyone’s safety. We ask parents/guardians to please indicate if their child has any allergies on our registration form.

During field trips, we usually ask that parents/guardians to cover the cost of food and drink for their child.

How long is Next Gen Men’s after-school program?

Next Gen Men’s after-school program runs for 120 minutes, once a week, in 10-session blocks throughout the school year. We break over Winter Break, March Break, and major holidays and P.A. days.

Does my child have to attend every session Next Gen Men’s after-school program?

Late registrations may be allowed up until the 3rd week after the after-school program starts, and we understand that participants may not be able to attend every session for various reasons. If an absence is anticipated, please let the facilitator know in advance.

For more information and any other questions, please send us an e-mail or leave us a message


Alexander Muir P.S.

Spring 2016, Spring 2017
75 Ford Wilson Blvd, Newmarket, ON

Bogart P.S.

Spring 2016, Winter 2017
855 College Manor Dr, Newmarket, ON

Baythorn P.S.

Spring 2016, Winter 2017
201 Bay Thorn Dr, Markham, ON L3T 3V2

Oak Ridges P.S.

Spring 2015, Fall 2015 / Winter 2016
160 Coons Rd, Richmond Hill, ON

Ashton Meadows P.S.

Spring 2015, Fall 2015 / Winter 2016
230 Calvert Rd, Markham, ON L6C 1T5

Redstone P.S.

Fall 2015, Winter 2016, Spring 2017
235 Redstone Rd, Richmond Hill, ON L4S 2E2

King City Secondary School

Workshops and Presentations 2015 – 2016
2001 King Rd., King City L7B 1K2
(905) 833-5332

Black River P.S.

Workshops and Presentations 2015-2016
Black River Public School

Denne P.S.

Fall 2016
330 Burford St. Newmarket, ON L3Y 6L1
(905) 853-2303

Vellore Woods P.S.

Fall 2016
115 Starling Blvd. Woodbridge, ON L4H 2T9.
(905) 417-9211

Meadowbrook P.S.

Winter 2017
233 Patterson St, Newmarket, ON L3Y 3L5, Canada
(905) 895-3081

H.G. Bernard P.S.

Spring 2017
245 Bernard Ave, Richmond Hill, ON L4S 1E1, Canada

Lakeside P.S.

Workshops and Presentations 2015 – 2017
213 Shorecrest Rd, Roches Point, ON L0E 1P0

Deer Park P.S.

Workshops and Presentations 2017
605 Varney Rd., Keswick L4P 3C8
(905) 476-4185

Woodbridge P.S.

Workshops and Presentations 2017
60 Burwick Ave, Woodbridge L4L 1J7
(905) 851-0102

Appleby College

Lunchtime and After-School Programs 2016 – 2017


2017 – 2018


2017 – 2018

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