WiseGuyz Report to the Community

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When: February 21, 2014 – 9:30am to 11:00am

Where: Kahanoff Centre – 105 12 Ave SE #200 Calgary, AB T2G 1A1

The Calgary Sexual Health Centre invites you to join us on Friday, February 21, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at the Kahanoff Centre as our lead researcher and WiseGuyz facilitators report on the journey, the impact, and the future of WiseGuyz in our community.

WiseGuyz is a school-based program for grade 9 boys. “We create supportive environments where boys feel safe to examine their assumptions about what it means to be a man in the world today,” says Blake Spence, WiseGuyz Program Coordinator.

Graduates of the program acquire the skills to be compassionate, empathetic and critical thinkers. What’s more, they are able to identify when they or someone they know is in an unhealthy relationship, and they are able to recognize and respond to aggressive or violent behaviours.

“Gender inequity, homophobia, bullying and dating violence have been around for generations,” says Pam Krause, Executive Director of the Calgary Sexual Health Centre. “We’re excited to see WiseGuyz moving the needle on these complex issues.”

Attendance is free. To register, go to https://www.calgarysexualhealth.ca/events/wiseguyz-report-community/ or call 403-283-5580 for more information.

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