The Man/Art/Action Tribute Pole

Auteur : Movember Canada


Military veterans often experience Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), major depression and an increased risk of suicide upon returning home. The Movember Foundation’s funded project Man/Art/Action in Canada aims to address these after-effects through teamwork, camaraderie and art.

Building on the idea that men share more when working with their hands, the project had veterans hand-craft a tribute pole in memory of those who lost their lives in the Afghanistan war. The pole itself is made out of two coffins, and features carvings of the first names and rankings of the 158 Canadian soldiers who didn’t return.

Through drama, painting, music and art, Man/Art/Action gave veterans the opportunity to publicly reinterpret their experiences and resiliently transition back into civilian life.

It’s thanks to you that we are able to give back to men around the world and help them work towards living a happier and healthier life.