Silver Gummy's mission is to use education as a means of reducing violence, primarily sexual and domestic violence. Harmful notions of masculinity and femininity that can lead to negative behaviours are largely formulated in childhood. With this in mind we hope to speak to youth while their outlook on gender is still developing.
The hope is to cultivate self esteem, a respect for all genders and an understanding of how to maintain healthy relationships.
We recognize that change is only possible when research institutions, community programming, schools and youth have reciprocal relationships of teaching and learning.
We look to fund innovative organizations that strive for achievement in the area and are willing to communicate and collaborate with other stakeholders.
Silver Gummy Foundation is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Michael Kehler in the position as Research Professor in Masculinity studies in Education at the University of Calgary, Werklund School of Education.