Accepting entries from October 15 to November 15, 2019!

Did you know that 1 in 10 Canadian men will experience depression at some point in their lives? What about the fact that on average, 8 Canadian men die by suicide each day? It is a major mental health crisis in our country, but increased awareness is a step we can all take to break down the stigma surrounding men’s mental health.


From a young age, men in our society are conditioned to resist expressing emotion and to believe that asking for help is a sign of weakness. Toxic phrases such as “boys don’t cry” and “man up” are all too common, leading to the reluctance many men feel when it comes to seeking mental health resources.


It’s your chance to speak your mind! Submit an entry to our Down with “Man Up” Media Contest by midnight of November 15, 2019. Submissions can be anything from a painting, to a poem, to a video, to a song, focusing on sending a meaningful message about men’s mental health. The author of the best written piece and the creator of the best visual piece will each receive $250! Contest details can be found here.

Award Ceremony

All Down with “Man Up” participants and their friends, family, and networks are invited to attend our award ceremony. The winners will each receive a $250 cash prize!

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

City Hall | 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square

Edmonton, AB | T5J 2R7


For  more information, contact Amanda, Communications and Development Coordinator:

Call 780.482.6215 ext. 239