We were delighted to be the recipients of the University of British Columbia (UBC) Community-University Engagement Support (CUES) funding. The funding is intended to sustain community-university partnerships (in our case our connection with UBC and our program evaluators).
Our proposal "Healthy Together: Engaging dads in
promoting children's healthy lifestyles" stood out among nearly 80 others
as a 'strong example of ethical, sustainable and impactful community-university
engagement' - and we'd have to agree! We're excited to have funding to develop
Over the next nine months we'll be developing a framework and list of recommendations to inform the development of a Dads Healthy Together program, based on current evidence, dads’ preferences, and expert recommendations.
Joan and Anne (our program evaluators) from UBC, along with Michele, our HT Master trainer and Director of Family Services at The Bridge, are working together on this project with a team of experts in men’s health and dad-specific community programs from across the Canada.
We are hosting a #DadsSpeakUp campaign, which is taking place this week June 15-22, 2020 (in line with Fathers Day and men’s health week). During the week, we want to gather dads’ perspectives on “What is the most important about being a dad?” Dads are invited to share their thoughts in social media comments or by leaving a brief voice message 250-807-9191. We’re so excited about this, we’re giving away prizes.