Number of DUDES

  • Attendees: Over 300 distinct participants at the different DUDES Activities in 2017

  • In-Community visioning consultations May-October with 120 members from our DUDES Club communities: Vancouver, Prince George, Smithers, Splatsin, Kamloops, West Moberly, and the six new FNHA communities

  • Retreats with 80 men: Northern Indigenous Men’s Health Gathering March 24-26, FNHA Northern Communities Train the Trainer Sept 22, Vancouver & Kamloops Dudes Loon Lake Retreat, Oct 4-6.

Number of Clubs

We have 10 current DUDES Club Sites

A) Most Established: Vancouver, Smithers, Kamloops

B) In Progress: Prince George, Splatsin FN, West Moberly & Saulteau FNs

C) In Formation: Ft. Nelson FN, Tlatzen, Nakazdli (Ft. St. John), Gitxsan

D) Planning Stage: Takla FN, Whitehorse, Ottawa, Armstrong, Gitwangak


Number of Gatherings

Meetings Held: In 2017 there were at least 80 DUDES Club meetings held, with anywhere from 1-60 participants. While we don’t yet have our robust tracking system setup yet as clubs are still in formation, our local coordinators/champions keep us informed.

Retreats: We held four Retreats, one Train the Trainer workshop, and one Health Fair.

What DUDES are saying 

“…everybody [feels] so comfortable at the DUDES Club… people are more willing to open up.”

"Each guy matters"

"We once had this discussion about management executive decisions, they don’t make them, this is by us, about us, and for us.”

"For us, you just need to be a guy—and we’re open to the spectrum of gender."

"Istill can't believe that the Dr. does this, and that people don't judge each other."