by Travis Wing Preface: ManUp does not take a stance against premarital sex. We are not an anti-sex group. We do think that sex is serious and powerful and that all people ought to treat it as such. Our hope is that the following might help you consider some ideas that might help you understand … Continue reading Oasis or Mirage
This post is written by Matt Schaff. Matt is leader in the "Healthy Masculinity" landscape here in Ottawa and across the country. He is a member of the Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women as well as the I Can MANifest Change organization. Our city and our organization are very lucky to have him. … Continue reading My ManUp Shirt
Written by Mr. Ian Mendes of TSN 1200 in Ottawa. Ian is a passionate sports fan, father and member of the Ottawa Community. In his career as a sports broadcaster, he has worked tirelessly in support of the local charities and community organizations. We are grateful for him and the interest he has taken in the … Continue reading WHY ManUp?
At ManUp Inspire Conference 2018, our student leadership groups were tasked with an activity that was designed to help them explore examples of sexual violence and harassment in their schools. It came to our attention, that our boys are very good at identifying what is right and wrong. Almost all the guys were able to … Continue reading Dangerous Mindsets
Written by Ian Lockhart. Ian has been a community based ManUp volunteer since 2016. Ian was a standout soccer player in Ottawa and went on to play for St.Fx on scholarship during university. One of the most glaring examples of what’s wrong with our current idea of masculinity is found in dressing rooms. A transformation from … Continue reading The Locker Room
Written by Aidan Hayter. Aidan is working in his second year as a ManUp leader in Ottawa. He has wisdom well beyond his years and he thrives when it comes to sharing ManUp's message. In our generation, teenagers will go to great lengths to fit in. Even if that means supporting something that they know … Continue reading Opportunity
ManUp member Travis Wing reflects on masculinity and how our culture tends to cloud the waters what it means to be a man.