Morris Green recently retired from the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness where he worked as the Coordinator of Youth Health. He’s worked with teenagers for 35 years across a wide range of youth health issues, including injury prevention, alcohol misuse, physical activity and healthy eating. His most recent work focuses on the pressures and expectations around masculinity, and their impact on the health of young men, and youth of all genders. He has an undergraduate degree in physical education from Dalhousie University in Halifax, and a graduate degree in science from Columbia University in New York City.
Robert MacDonald has been a teacher and boys hockey and softball coach in the Strait Regional Centre for Education for the last seventeen 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.