Centre for School Mental Health and Fourth R sponsor 12th Annual Father's Day Breakfast

Thursday, May 31, 2018

It was a full house at the 12th Annual Father’s Day Breakfast hosted by Western’s Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women and Children (CREVAWC). The popular event invites high-school teachers and male student leaders in Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) and London District Catholic School Board (LDCSB) to address and facilitate discussion on violence against girls and women and how the student leaders can make a difference in their lives as upstanders.

Special guests for this year included Greg Marshall, Western Mustang Varsity Football head coach, and internationally renowned speaker Jackson Katz.

The Fourth R and Centre for School Mental Health are proud co-sponsors of the event along with many other organizations in the London and surrounding area, including: London Coordinating Committee to End Woman Abuse, Anova, TVDSB, LDCSB, Changing Ways, Middlesex-London Health Unit, LUSO Community Services, and London Police.


Jackson Katz, Ph.D., is an educator, author, filmmaker, and cultural theorist who is internationally renowned for his pioneering scholarship and activism on issues of gender, race and violence. He has long been a major figure and thought leader in the growing global movement of men working to promote gender equality and prevent gender violence. He is co-founder of Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP), one of the longest-running and most widely influential gender violence prevention programs in North America, and the first major program of its kind in the sports culture and the military. Since 1997 he has run MVP Strategies, which provides sexual harassment and gender violence prevention/leadership training to institutions in the public and private sectors in U.S. and around the world.

Greg Marshall began his football career as a fullback for the Western Mustangs and later played professionally for the Edmonton Eskimos where he won a Grey Cup in 1982. He coached the Hamilton Tiger-Cats for three years and was named CFL Coach of the Year in his rookie year. He has been head coach of the Western Mustangs since 2007, leading the Mustangs to a National Championship this past year.