WOLF PACK

Creating Brave Spaces for Conversations About Masculinity

Wolf Pack is building a community of social support by creating space for the conversations that men don’t normally have.

We host Wolf Pack events in Calgary, Edmonton (with our partners Men Edmonton), Vancouver, Toronto, and now Medicine Hat, and similar to our youth programs, we’ll be diving deep into topics around our pillars of self (acceptance, esteem, love, and awareness), health (mental, emotional, and physical), and others (inclusiveness, diversity, empathy, and relationships). Don’t worry if this sounds a bit different than your usual after-work gathering – Wolf Pack is going to be a fun and unique event every time. We take on the issues that impact us all, from body image and sex to stress and mental health, through engaging events with insightful speakers.

The goals of Wolf Pack are to:

Create brave spaces for conversations about gender and masculinity

Promote positive, non-violent, inclusive, and healthier ways to ‘be a man’

Break down social isolation and foster connections and meaningful support with our peers

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

For more information about upcoming Wolf Pack events in Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Medicine Hat, and Toronto, give us a like us on Facebook or subscribe to our newsletter.

FAQs

Who can participate in Wolf Pack?

Wolf Pack is about exploring what it means to ‘be a man’ today and tomorrow, but people of all genders are welcome to attend! Wolf Pack aims to build a community of social support by creating space for the conversations that men don’t normally have. Our monthly events are open to people of all genders, so that we can learn with and learn from each other. Depending on the venue, events may be 18+ or 19+ (we’ll let you know when and where this applies).

NGM is a pro-feminist, anti-racist and LGBTQ+ friendly organization. What does that mean?

Participants are expected to adhere to Wolf Pack’s Code of Conduct by:

  • Being respectful of themselves, their peers, and the organizers as well as the venue and staff.
  • Practicing listening, being vulnerable, and sharing when appropriate.
  • Showing up with an open heart, mind, and a curiosity of others’ stories and experiences.
  • Maintaining other participants’ privacy and confidentiality.
  • Understanding that Next Gen Men is a pro-feminist, LGBTQ-friendly, and inclusive organization and does not tolerate any sexist, racist, or other discriminatory attitudes.

How much does it cost to attend Wolf Pack?

Wolf Pack events have a suggested donation to 1) help cover the costs of the event and 2) support Next Gen Men’ in redefining what it means to ‘be a man’ by promoting positive masculinities, healthy relationships, and gender equity in schools, communities, and workplaces across Canada! We encourage everyone to ‘Pay What You Can,’ especially if cost is a barrier to participating.

Is Wolf Pack a therapy group?

No, Wolf Pack is a community discussion on different topics, and is not intended as therapy. That being said, we’re big fans of asking for help – if you’re interested in learning more about therapy and where you might access it in your city, talk to the organizers, and they will be happy to share some resources.

How can I get involved in Wolf Pack?

  1. Attend! Share your experience using the local hashtag or #NextGenMen.
  2. Tell your friends! In-person, via text or email, and on social media of course.
  3. Reach out to volunteer or sponsor at info@nextgenmen.ca.
  4. Donate! Become a monthly donor to Next Gen Men on Patreon.

How do I know when the next Wolf Pack is?

Subscribe to your local Wolf Pack’s newsletter, or Next Gen Men’s monthly newsletter (above), and/or follow us on social media! We post regular reminders about upcoming Wolf Pack events.

Do I have to attend every Wolf Pack gathering?

Nope, but we hope that you want to! It is not a program, so sessions don’t build on one another.

 

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

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Men Building Better Men

Providing Youth Engagement, Education, and Empowerment

Non-profit, after-school program

With the alarming rise in rates of depression, suicide, and domestic violence amongst men, it is timely and important work to disrupt prevalent ideas surrounding toxic masculinity and present young boys with a multitude of opportunities to be a man that contributes positively to their community

Engage

The Next Gen Men team has the right combination of personal and professional experience necessary to engage youth in meaningful discussions around societal constructs of masculinity.

Empower

With the alarming rise in rates of depression, suicide, and domestic violence amongst men, it is timely and important work to disrupt prevalent ideas surrounding toxic masculinity and present young boys with a multitude of opportunities to be a man that contributes positively to their community

Educate

We promote healthy masculinities, healthy relationships, and gender equiity 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.

23% of Canadian men have considered or attempted suicide

The social construction of masculinity has long had a negative impact on the very men it hopes to develop. There are a growing number of young men who don’t seek out help for mental illness because men are not supposed to talk about their feelings. With domestic and sexual violence rates on the rise, there is a definitive need to address the problem directly in young men. Further, current sexual health education programs are outdated and don’t reach this crucial demographic. That’s where Next Gen Men comes in! By providing these youth with a space independent from their female counterparts NGM gives boys the chance to express themselves and gain valued support and confidence as they develop.

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