Facts on Men’s Health Issues

– In general in Canada, males were more than three times likely to commit suicide than females. The greatest difference is with ages 55- 59 where males succeed at a rate of 25.9/1000 and females at a rate 0f 8.6/1000. http://www.statcan.gc.ca/tables-tableaux/sum-som/l01/cst01/hlth66f-eng.htm

– Work place health risks statistics in Ontario show men account for over 96% of all deaths (278 – 11 in 2014)

– on homelessness, this is from the Wellesley Institute’s State of Homelessness in Canada 2013
“While homelessness can affect any number of people, we do know that some groups of people are more likely to be homeless than others. Single adult males between the ages of 25 and 55 account for almost half of the homeless population in Canada (47.5%), according to the Segaert study. The characteristics of this group include greater incidences of mental illness, addictions and disability, including invisible disabilities such as brain injury and FASD. Because single adult males arguably form a large percentage of the chronic homeless population, suggesting that efforts targeting this population are warranted.”

– Good overall fact sheet on men’s health in the US.

– For men in Ontario, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death. In 2015:
An estimated 3,700 men will die of lung cancer.
An estimated 1,850 men will die of colorectal cancer.
An estimated 1,600 men will die of prostate cancer.

– Ontario represented 20% of all Canadian cyber bullying incidents with 26% of all boys being victimized

– Fathers with children fleeing domestic abuse or family violence have no dedicated shelters or support services, except for a new program recently started by our own agency