STATEMENT: Father’s Day on the Hill event returns to Parliament Hill for the first time in two years

June 13, 2022

OTTAWA, ON – Father’s Day on the Hill, an annual event that raises awareness about men’s mental health, will celebrate its fifth year on June 15. The event, founded by Member of Parliament Matt Jeneroux will feature HGTV Canada celebrity contractor, Bryan Baeumler as its keynote speaker for its return to Parliament Hill.

“We’re truly excited to have this event return in-person to Parliament Hill,” says Member of Parliament, Matt Jeneroux. “For five years we have been able to bring together key stakeholders, Members of Parliament, Senators and notable Canadians to help break down the stigma around mental health. These are important conversations to have – now more than ever.”

Member of Parliament Majid Jowhari and Member of Parliament Gord Johns have helped co-host this non-partisan event with Jeneroux for the past five years.

HGTV Canada’s Bryan Baeumler, who is the special guest speaker at this anniversary event, hopes to help break down the stigma while sharing his own personal experiences with mental health.

“Men have always felt pressure to stay ‘manly’ and not be emotional. It’s important to reduce the stigma around mental health for men and to have real conversations with each other,” says Baeumler. “I’m pleased to be able to join this special anniversary event and share my own personal experiences for the first time. I want people to know that they aren’t alone.”

The non-partisan event is sponsored by the Mental Health Commission of Canada.

Media are invited to attend the event at Speaker’s Dining Room in Room 233-S, West Block at 12:15pm.