Next Gen Men is working towards a future where boys & men feel less pain, and cause less harm by promoting positive masculinities, gender equity, mental wellness, and healthy relationships in schools, communities, and workplaces across Canada.
Curiosity — To learn and unlearn
Empathy — To build bridges
Courage — To take action
Equity — To remove barriers
Next Gen Men has been running community events focused on masculinity, patriarchy, and the many intersections of identity that shape men’s experiences of the world since 2016. To see current and past events, visit our Eventbrite page, and read past reflections from volunteers here and here.
NGM Circle is a place for people of all gender identities and expressions to gather and unpack what it means to “be a man” in every aspect of our lives. Whether you identify as male, love someone who is male, or are simply interested in how we can collectively push for a better world for the next generation, these events are for you.
To engage, educate, and empower men (and people of other genders) around gender and equality by planning, organizing, and hosting engaging discussion-based events.
Either you’ve got them, or you’re wanting to develop them — here are some of the skills and values that matter to us for volunteers in this role:
Curious. Open to learning and feedback; reflective and introspective.
You take a learner-teacher stance — everyone has something to teach and everyone has something to learn!
You’re interested in understanding how gender norms and stereotypes affect different aspects of people’s lives across gender identities.
Equity-focused. Share a vision for an equitable future free from discrimination and oppression.
You lead with empathy and inclusivity to build welcoming spaces. You can connect with people with different life experiences and perspectives that might not match your own.
You recognize that you have a role to play in building a more fair, peaceful, and equitable world for the next generation, and want to inspire others to do the same.
Communication. A strong communicator — both verbal and written.
Maintaining clear communication with the community manager and other volunteers throughout the planning process.
You can translate concepts around gender and equality into plain language.
You’re confident with public speaking and online group facilitation (this isn’t a requirement, but an asset).
You want to spread awareness of NGM community events to reach broader audiences.
Dependable. Lives up to verbal and written agreements; do what you say you’ll do!
You can work well independently with little oversight and collaborate well with teams. Clearly communicates when they cannot meet a deadline.
You are willing to commit to this role for at least one year.
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