Want to start your own DUDES Club? Let us show you the ropes. 

This toolkit is intended to be used as a guideline. Each community interested in creating their own DUDES club will be very different. Services, relationships, structures, and other aspects will influence what your DUDES club looks like. Thus this manual provides examples of multiple sites, which are located in diverse contexts: from metropolitan city centers to remote and rural communities. 

The toolkit has been created for use in tandem with the rest of the website. We encourage interested parties to look through the entire website, specifically the history section, the timeline, our mission statement, and the documentary, to get a real idea of what DUDES is all about.

For those interested in an academic angle, an evaluation of our program has been published. You can access it here. The citation is: Gross, P., Efimoff, I., Lyana, P., Lambert, S., Joweski, V., Hau, K., & Smye, V. (2016). The DUDES Club: A brotherhood for men’s health. Canadian Family Physician, 62(June), pp. e311-e318. Please email us if you have any further questions (info@dudesclub.ca).

We hope that you find this toolkit useful in the creation of your club. 

The DUDES Club team.