WiseGuyz featured on CTV News

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In April 2013, our WiseGuyz program coordinator Blake Spence was interviewed by CTV News in the wake of the response to Rehtaeh Parsons’ suicide. Blake discusses the concept of “rape culture” in our society and how our WiseGuyz program is working with young men to change it. Blake explains the importance of a program like WiseGuyz: “There is a lot of work out there that has been focused on women’s reproductive health. There are lots of programs for young women … Continued

Infographic: How to turn boys into WiseGuyz

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WiseGuyz is a ground-breaking 14 week program that provides targets education, skills development and support to young men to help them achieve sexual well-being and healthy relationships. The program employs a comprehensive approach to sexual health that recognizes that sexuality and male gender norms influence young men’s attitudes, actions, relationships and their sexual experiences. The program is currently running in three public Junior High Schools. It has been featured on CTV News and as a cover story in the Globe and Mail.

"WiseGuyz" program featured on CTV News in response to rape culture

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Our WiseGuyz program coordinator Blake Spence was interviewed by CTV News in the wake of the response to Rehtaeh Parsons’ suicide. Blake discusses the concept of “rape culture” in our society and how our WiseGuyz program is working with young men to change it. Blake explains the importance of a program like WiseGuyz: “There is a lot of work out there that has been focused on women’s reproductive health. There are lots of programs for young women available. But there … Continued

WiseGuyz: engaging young men in sexual health programming

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In today’s blog, our own Blake Spence reflects on the first year of the WiseGuyz Program. The WiseGuyz Program began in February 2010 with a focus to engage young men in a sexual health program that would address their specific needs.  The research report we produced in 2008, Promoting Sexual Health for Young Men, confirmed that young men face significant barriers in accessing sexual health information.  We knew we had to learn the best method to present material and how to … Continued