YYC Sexual Health Awareness Month

As a member of the Calgary Sexual Health and Wellbeing collaborative, we are happy to share that we will be hosting a variety of events in February to recognize “YYC Sexual Health Awareness Month” in February. Please take a look at the calendar of events to see what different collaborative member organizations are offering, and feel free to share with your networks.

Calendar of Events – YYC Sexual Health Month 2017

Sexual Health Collaborative World Cafe Event on Stigma and Sexuality- February 15 poster


The Calgary Sexual Health and Wellbeing Collaborative is made up of organizations serving the sexual health and wellbeing needs of all Calgarians. The Collaborative was established in the fall of 2007 to facilitate a coordinated, collaborative community strategy to ensure that sexuality is accepted as integral to human development across the lifespan and all Calgarians have access to quality sexual health information and services.

Please join us at one or all the upcoming events to recognize Sexual Health Awareness Month. To RSVP to any of the events please email: fneffati@calgarysexualhealth.ca. Please RSVP by February 3rd.


Event Descriptions:

CCASA Services Information Session

February 7th, 2017

9:00am – 10:00am
Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse (CCASA) is the primary sexual abuse and sexual assault crisis and education service provider for Calgary and surrounding area. In this one hour workshop, we invite participants to learn more about the specialized services and programs that CCASA provides as we work towards our vision of supporting healthy communities free from sexual abuse and assault.
Where: CCASA-910 7 Ave SW #700


Sexual & Reproductive Health and STI clinic tours

February 9, 2017

9:30am – 11:00am
Have you ever wondered what goes on behind clinic doors? Come for a tour of the AHS Sexual & Reproductive Health and STI clinics to learn more about our services and how we can support your clients. Learn more services including access to birth control, STI testing and treatment and get the latest trends. Learn about our new sexual health website: www.tascc.ca
Where: Meet on the 5th floor, Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre, 1213 4 Street SW


HIV Community Link

February 7, 2017

Join HIV Community link on African, Caribbean, and Black Canadian (ACB) HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This event will feature a tour of the organization, overview of services and a guest speaker from the ACB community speaking on HIV and aging.
Where: 1603 10 Ave SW


CCASA Workshop – Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Assault

February 14th, 2017

9:00am – 12:00pm –
This three-hour workshop encourages participants to engage in conversations about the dynamics of sexual assault within our communities. Participants will have a chance to increase their knowledge of sexual assault by exploring definitions, laws, prevalence rates, common misconceptions, and core facts about how and why sexual violence continues to occur. Participants will also develop their understanding of the ways in which sexual assault can impact an individual as well as strengthen their ability to respond to a disclosure of sexual assault in a positive and supportive manner.
Where: CCASA-910 7 Ave SW #700


Sexual Health Collaborative World Café Event on Stigma and Sexuality  (poster)

February 15, 2017

1:00 – 3:00pm
Join the sexual health collaborative members and organizations in a discussion about the needs and issues related to stigma and sexuality. We will have table discussions related to sexuality and older adults, youth, and African, Caribbean and Black Communities. We will have an opportunity to hear from people who work with these communities and collaborative members will also share a little bit about what their organizations can do to support. We will talk about what sexual health services and supports are currently working well? What services and supports regarding sexual health are needed? And what skills and resources do you need as a service provider to better support your client’s sexual health needs?
Where: Calgary Immigrant Services, 910 – 7th Ave. S.W. room 540


Calgary Sexual Health Centre Workshop “It’s Easier than you think”

February 21, 2017

For parents and service providers who work with children and youth. At this workshop, we give practical information and tools on how to talk with children about their bodies, relationships, and sexuality. We’ll be talking about…
 Why you should talk with your child about puberty and sex.
 Your child’s physical, mental, emotional, and social development
 How to give easy answers to tough questions. You will also get a chance to practice answering questions.
 Where you can look for help and find more information.
Where: 304, 301 14 St NW


Calgary Sexual Health Centre Workshop “Supporting Sexuality in People with Developmental Disabilities”

February 22, 2017

Research has shown that people with developmental disabilities can have unique challenges when it comes to creating healthy relationships, boundaries, and exploring sexuality. We also know that people with developmental disabilities are at an increased risk to experience sexual assault (PHAC, 2011). Participants will define sexuality in a broad context, explore their own attitudes about sexuality and receive practical suggestions for engaging clients in conversations about their sexual health and wellbeing. This workshop will also help professionals to set boundaries around what is appropriate behavior, clarify age of consent guidelines and make referrals to community resources. Category A Social Work credits are available upon request.
Where: 304, 301 14 St NW

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