Join the Moores Suit Drive!

June 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|

  Every year Moores, one of our sponsors, holds a suit drive across Canada to benefit Men (or Women) wanting to enter or re-enter the workforce. Some of those donations come to us at The Men's Centre to help supply our Boots to Suits Program. From July 1 - 31st [...]

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Thank you to everyone who supported our Garage Sale!

June 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|

A big THANK YOU to the Community of Nanaimo for helping make The Men's Centre Garage Sale (June 23 & 24) a Huge Success! From our Men's Centre FacebookPage 86 people shared the Garage Sale Post, 8,101 People were Reached who viewed the post, with 297 Reactions, Comments and/or Share! [...]

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The questions around Fentanyl

March 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|

The opium poppy was known to the Sumerians as the plant of joy. Based on fossilized evidence from Neanderthal times it has been controversially suggested in archeological circles that it was used by our forbearers 30,000 years ago. The opiate makes its way into Homers Odyssey when Helen used it [...]

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Depression and self medication

August 21st, 2014|Uncategorized|

Give[...] wine unto those that be of heavy hearts. Proverbs Depression is more than a hollow place. It is empty, dark, unhealthy and dangerous. An illness now - a century ago it was a personality trait. In England, 62% of people seeking help for anxiety and depression are women. The data was [...]

How we go in Canada…

August 21st, 2014|Uncategorized|

Statistics Canada has a list of 51 leading causes of death, including 'other' as the 51st category. There are many exit doors, but for now, only one way to enter...and of course for now, we all have to exit at some point or other. The chances of going from cancer, [...]

Domestic Violence – One Taboo at a Time

June 13th, 2014|Uncategorized|

There is an urban legend that domestic violence is a men’s issue rather than a social issue. Men seldom report abuse to anyone let alone a legal authority. Why is evidenced based research not the basis of social policy departments rather than the erroneous status quo system of reported incidents [...]

Teacher student sex

June 9th, 2014|Uncategorized|

From January 1 to March 18, 2014 two news specific Google alerts were set for the words male and female. Out of the thousands of news stories, there were 16 stories involving teacher student sex cases. Two stories involved male teachers acting inappropriately with students. One male teacher had received 50 [...]

Statins and the Prostate

June 2nd, 2014|Uncategorized|

The most commonly diagnosed cancer among men is of the prostate. The fact that more men die from prostate cancer than women do of breast cancer has done nothing to little in altering the awareness of the preventability of the disease. Although the Movember organization is marshalling up the fire-power [...]

Semantics and Equal Parenting

May 23rd, 2014|Uncategorized|

The Best is the enemy of The Good - Voltaire The family court system is founded on the adversarial criminal court model. How bizarre is that? No surprise that this system frequently penalizes parents who only yesterday were considered to be good parents. Why is this even in the courts?  Shouldn't a system of collaborative mediation and [...]