Jeff Perera

Special guest

Jeff Perera [ Speaker + Activist ]

Jeff Perera has been speaking on healthy versus toxic masculinity, and men helping end gender-based violence for over six years to tens of thousands of people across Canada. Jeff has delivered engaging and interactive multimedia talks with elementary, high school, and post-secondary students as well as people in various organizations and spaces about what it means to be a man today.

He has delivered two TEDx talks: ‘Words Speak Louder Than Actions’ which looks at the power of our words, and ‘The Ladder of Manhood’ which explore’ male pursuit of identity and how too many men are fluent in a language of violence. Jeff created ‘Higher Unlearning’ as an online space to explore how narrow ideas of gender effect men and boys, and impact women and girls in everyday life. Jeff founded the annual ‘What Makes A Man’ Conference and was event director for the first TEDx Women event in Toronto.

He was named to Racism Free Ontario’s Top 100 Person of Colour list spotlighting anti-racism activists. Jeff’s awareness-raising initiatives to create inclusive spaces for people of all walks of life have earned him numerous human rights & equity awards.'


Jeff Perera has been a guest on 1 episode.