Men’s Health Workshop Aims to Improve Workplace Wellness (Prince George)

Would you like to help promote men’s health and wellness in your workplace? Do you work or study in the fields of health policy, health promotion, or chronic disease prevention?

Join our free one-day workshop in Prince George to exchange ideas and practices that help men get healthy at work!

When and where?
June 8, 2015
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Registration opens at 9 a.m.)
808 Canada Games Way
Prince George, BC Canada V2L 5T6
Register for the Prince George workshop.

Note: The morning sessions will be live webcast.

Why attend?
Men’s Health Works (Prince George) is a free one-day workshop that will bring together a diverse group of attendees to discuss strategies for improving men’s wellness. This event targets community members, policy-makers, and those who promote men’s physical and mental wellbeing in the workplace.

Canadian men are less healthy overall than women, and are less likely to engage in healthy behaviours. For example, women make up the vast majority of participants in workplace wellness programs – even in male-dominated workplaces. At this workshop, we will discuss ideas and practices that help men improve their health at work.

Program
Our program includes Canadian experts on men’s health and wellness, leaders in northern and Aboriginal health, as well as practitioners in men’s health promotion.

Speakers
David Bowering, MD, Former Chief Medical Officer for Northern Health
John Oliffe, PhD, Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of British Columbia
Joan Bottorff, PhD, Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Development; Director, Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention; University of British Columbia Okanagan
Carolyn Gotay, PhD, FCAHS, Canadian Cancer Society Chair in Cancer Primary Prevention, Professor, University of British Columbia
Mary Collins, Director, BC Alliance for Healthy Living Secretariat

There will be a panel discussion on successes and challenges in men’s health promotions, including projects such as POWERPLAY, WellnessFits, and Working on Wellness. There will also be presentations on Aboriginal men’s health and men’s mental health.

Registration
Registration is free on a first-come, first-served basis for up to 50 participants in-person, and includes meals. Registration is also required for the live webcast, and log-on information will be emailed to participants prior to the event.

Register now for the Prince George workshop.

Can’t make it?
You can still participate virtually! Register for the live webcast or follow the Twitter hashtag #menshealthworks for updates. You can also tweet your question to @cancerprevent and @bchealthyliving or add the workshop hashtag to your question, and we’ll respond!

More information
Watch our website for program updates.

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