Dad Fact

More fathers are taking paternity leave. In 2007 27% of eligible fathers took paternity leave.  

Alberta Men’s Survey

The Alberta Men’s Survey was developed through a community based research model led by the University of Calgary, with the goal of better understanding what men need in order to develop and maintain healthy relationships free of violence and abuse, and healthy personal well-being. The survey leadership team from Calgary connected with agencies and community members across the province to inform the development of the survey.

While there is recognition of the important role of men in family violence reduction initiatives, very little data exists in terms of what men need in order to build and sustain healthy relationships. This lack of data contributes to the barriers men face accessing existing programming related to healthy relationships, as well as gaps in developing new services to address men’s needs. For more information on the survey results and the full list of partners, please visit