Over 2,000 Men responded to the Alberta Men's Survey!
Join us to learn about the survey results and participate in an action dialogue!
11:00 AM Welcome Address
11:05 AM Short introduction to the research
11:10 AM The Community Process and Acknowledgement of Partners
11:15 AM Results of the Survey and Implications
11:45 AM Words from Selected Guests
12:05 PM Q&A
12:35 PM Lunch and Dialogue
About the Alberta Men's Survey
Building the capacity of men to be leaders in gender-based violence prevention is long overdue since men are often seen as the source of violence, yet are rarely the target of capacity building and strength based interventions aimed at reducing gender-based violence.
Research has shown that racism, discrimination, social isolation, poverty and domestic violence are inextricably linked and that these issues must be addressed in concert with one another. While there is recognition of the important role of men in family violence reduction initiatives, very little data exists in terms of what men need in order to build and sustain healthy relationships. This lack of data contributes to the barriers men face accessing existing programming related to healthy relationships, as well as gaps in developing new services to address men’s needs.
The Alberta Men’s Survey is a community-initiated collaborative project that started from pockets of conversation of men and their women allies regarding domestic violence, gender equality and masculinity. These groups of men and women from Calgary, Edmonton and other regions initially met on February 2014 and since then collectively worked together to mobilize members of the community, agencies, and the academe to look into the issue, learn about community research, and participate in the whole research process. From an initial core group of 27 men and women, the initiative have grew to 70 individuals actively involved in the survey tool development, translation of the survey into four languages, development of the website, promotion and recruitment of participants, survey, encoding, analysis and this presentation. Men were recruited to participate in the survey for a period three months, from July to October 2015.
The Alberta Men’s Survey Leadership Team believe that the results of the men’s needs survey and the ensuing dialogues will increase the community’s understanding of the needs, perspectives and strengths of the men in Alberta, leading to the removal of barriers to, and creation of preventatives services for men. It will also provide men with the opportunity to engage in open dialogues on healthy relationships and increase their awareness around domestic violence prevention.
The Alberta Men's Survey is supported by:
Frequently Answered Questions (FAQs)
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
For Calgary, please contact:
403 606 6949
403 263 9900
For Edmonton, please contact:
Date and Time
Faculty of Social Work, 4th Floor Lounge, Professional Faculties Building, University of Calgary
2500 University Drive Northwest
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4