Moving from Men as Allies to Men as Stakeholders

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This session is offered as part of a series of webinars focused on student wellness in partnership with the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training.

For the past 70+ years, we’ve had a tremendous conversation about women’s roles and identities in society and have made a lot of progress. However, we’ve been missing a parallel conversation for, with, and about men (let alone beyond the binary), which is hampering our ability to achieve equality among genders. How do we answer the question “What’s in it for me?” when we engage men and boys around gender and masculinity? Join to learn about how we can unpack these conversations in our circles, communities, and culture.


As executive director of Next Gen Men, Jake Stika (he/him) is a passionate speaker and facilitator focused on gender-based issues related to the social and emotional development of young men, the health and well-being of men in communities, and gender equity in workplaces for a future where boys and men experience less pain and cause less harm. Jake was named one of Avenue Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 and has been recognized by Ashoka, the British Council, and the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion. He has spoken at the United Nations as part of the Canadian delegation and participated in the UN Women Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces Global Leaders’ Forum. He is also a proud advisor to the Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association, Canadian Women & Sport, and the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter.

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