The Centre for Sexuality normalizes sexuality and sexual health in Alberta and across Canada by providing evidence-informed, non-judgmental sexual health programs and services. Our work is community-based, prevention-focused, and nationally recognized. We have been leading the way in the areas of sexuality, healthy relationships, human rights, gender identity, sexual orientation, equality, and consent for 50 years in the Calgary community.
Sexual well-being for all
We teach, we train and we advocate to support healthy bodies, healthy relationships and healthy communities.
Social Justice / Feminism
We support and defend sexual health rights for all, and we are passionate about positive social change. We work alongside communities to elevate the voices of those who experience barriers to their achievement of healthy relationships and sexual well-being. All our work is focused on creating a more fair and just society where individuals are not disadvantaged based on their sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, ability, age, or family status.
We respect the physical and emotional integrity of every person and their right to make their own decisions about their body and their relationships. We support individuals with empathy and without judgment. We give people accurate information, evidence-based skills and tools to make informed choices.
We seek out individuals and organizations to partner with for the benefit of our clients and communities. We are intentionally inclusive, and our circle is ever-expanding. We leverage the power of many to achieve greater impact.
In working toward the achievement and maintenance of healthy relationships and sexual well-being for all, our role is primarily prevention and health promotion focused. To this end, we are largely upstream purveyors of change. We contribute to building the capacities of individuals to be sexually healthy across their lifetimes and we support systems and institutions to create environments that prevent negative sexual health outcomes from occurring in the first place.
Our Theory of Change
If all individuals have the opportunity to develop their capabilities, and are born, learn, live, work, play, and love in healthy supportive environments, then all individuals can assert personal autonomy and agency (choice) to achieve and maintain sexual health across their lifetimes.
Our Strategic Directions
Strategic Goal 1
Work systematically and comprehensively with organizations and institutions to build healthy supportive environments.
Strategic Goal 2
Strengthen action by communities and/or groups to build sexual health supportive environments and social transformation through community development & mobilization.
Strategic Goal 3
Facilitate personal development and the acquisition of life capacities in individuals from priority populations.
Strategic Goal 4
Change systems and structures by contributing to the creation of health promoting public policy that supports sexual health equity and wellbeing.
Strategic Goal 5
Generate and extend knowledge, and find innovative solutions to advance sexual health and sexual health equity, including building own organizational capacities.
Strategic Goal 6
Intentionally grow the Centre’s brand and build understanding of our work, provincially and nationally, within the arenas of healthy public policy, community health and wellness and social justice.
Strategic Goal 7
Diversify and grow our philanthropic and revenue generation streams for long term sustainability of the organization.