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Robert MacDonald

Robert MacDonald

Robert MacDonald has been a teacher and boys hockey and softball coach in the Strait Regional Centre for Education for the last eighteen years. In 2016, he completed his Masters in Administration with a concentration in Mental Health from St. Francis Xavier University. Between the classroom and the rink/ball field, spending so much time with the young men in his school, showed him that something more was needed to support the boys at school and give them an avenue to talk in a safe environment about issues that they face in their everyday lives. In the fall of 2018, Robert began the “guys group” at Richmond Education Centre/Academy with support from Morris Green who is retired from the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness where he worked as the Coordinator of Youth Health.

Room 207

GuysWork - Disrupting Traditional Masculinity Norms

GuysWork is a transformative school-based program to help young men disrupt traditional masculinity norms that are impacting their health, and the health of their peers. It has been a curriculum-aligned program in Nova Scotia schools since 2012 for grade nine guys, and now has lessons for guys in grades seven, eight and nine. With federal and provincial funding GuysWork is starting a three-year pilot project across Atlantic Canada to see how multiple "doses" of the programming can move beyond positive changes in attitudes to helpful changes in behaviour.

Room 207

GuysWork - Disrupting Traditional Masculinity Norms

GuysWork is a transformative school-based program to help young men disrupt traditional masculinity norms that are impacting their health, and the health of their peers. It has been a curriculum-aligned program in Nova Scotia schools since 2012 for grade nine guys, and now has lessons for guys in grades seven, eight and nine. With federal and provincial funding GuysWork is starting a three-year pilot project across Atlantic Canada to see how multiple "doses" of the programming can move beyond positive changes in attitudes to helpful changes in behaviour.