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National Affinity Network Participants in Other Countries

British Columbia

James Haggerstone 
Northern Health
600-299 Victoria Street
Prince George, BC, V2L 5B8
250-565-2081
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James Haggerstone is the Regional Manager for Health Information Analysis.  Northern Health is responsible for the delivery of health care across Northern British Columbia, including acute care, mental health, public health, addictions, and home and community care services. According to James, "For generations, boys and men seem to have had the determinants of health weighted in their favor. This might lead to the assumption that boys and men also enjoy good health and longevity. However, the opposite is true: the well-being of boys and men is surprisingly poor. During the next year we will be focusing on the health and wellbeing of boys and men in Northern BC because we believe that healthier boys and men will help to build healthier families and communities in Northern BC."

Netherlands

Lauk Woltring
Woltring, 'Working with Boys; Research, Consultancy& Coaching'
www.laukwoltring.nl
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Lauk Woltring 30 years experience in the field, founded the Dutch Platform 'Boys in balance' in 2000. Since 2010 he is also connected to EIGE. In 2009 he helped to 'revitalize' the European Network on Men in Early Childcare and Education. In 2010 he started a masterclass on working with boys, and this small groups is now trying to build a Dutch expertise centre on the subject.

Since 2010 I am also connectred to EIGE (European Institute for Gender Equality) housed in Vilnius Lithuania.  His website is filled with information about his work.