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NEW! Next Gen Men

Free Mentor Training!

Apply by:
March 11, 2024

What is Next Gen Men?

  • A small-but-mighty Canadian non-profit who works towards one big goal — to change how the world sees, acts, and thinks about masculinity.

  • Next Gen Men has developed a program to help middle school boys challenge the status quo.

  • Next Gen Men’s youth programming is about building youth who are empathetic, accountable and courageous; who are emotionally capable, committed to gender equality and role models for their peers; able to develop supportive friendships, handle crises with resilience and positively affect their communities.

Learn more about NGM at nextgenmen.ca

What is Happening in the Yukon? - BIG PICTURE

  • In Dec. 2023, with the support of Women and Gender Equality Canada and the Government of Canada, the Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre and Les EssentiElles launched a 3-year, promising practice, in the Yukon! 

  • Together with community members, we are adapting Next Gen Men’s program (for boys and non-binary folks aged 13-16) to meet the needs of Yukoners and the unique communities up here.

  • Trained mentors will eventually facilitate Boys Groups hosted by schools, community organizations, First Nations, or other groups .

  • Boys Groups can be hosted in a variety of formats and spaces: it could be weekly sessions at a community organization or school, a weekend-retreat space, sessions on the land, and more!
     

What is Happening in the Yukon? - RIGHT NOW

  • Currently we are offering free mentorship training to anyone who might benefit from the program and bring the learnings back to their work or volunteer place.

  • We are also actively recruiting male-identifying adults, or those outside the gender binary, to eventually facilitate Boys Groups across the Yukon in teams of 2.

  • We are also seeking community organisations/partnerw who would like to host a boys group in their space (ex. schools, community/youth centres).


Are YOU interested in the mentorship training and/or helping to run a Boys Group?

Individuals are WELCOME to apply for the Next Gen Men training even if they cannot commit to running a Boys Group afterwards. Our hope is that, all participants will bring the learnings back to their communities and integrate them into their jobs/volunteer roles/community and family roles.
 

What does the Mentor Training involve?

  • Step 1: Access to Next Gen Men's online course, which involves 8-10 hours of self-paced study, to be completed prior to May 2024.

  • Step 2: A two -day in-person training in Whitehorse, May 11-12, 2024


WANT TO LEARN MORE?

We encourage you to access the FULL BROCHURE, in pdf format, on Next Gen Men-tor training in the Yukon, here: https://tinyurl.com/422rssrj

The brochure has details about:

  • Who can be a mentor.
  • What you’ll gain from being a mentor (including honorarium and cost breakdowns)
  • What the commitment looks like if you decide to help run a Boys Group, including a rough timeline.


How to Apply for Mentorship Training

Complete the on-line application form, found here: https://forms.gle/2JrmHpYULDM4KJ5t7
 


Interested in Hosting a Boys Group?

Are you a part of a school, community organisation, or other group? We need spaces to host NGM Boys groups starting in Fall 2024! Read more here: https://tinyurl.com/39ksjfk9


Questions?

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Maxime, Program Coordinator consentcrew@vfwomenscentre.com