#SafeStampede rides again to spur conversations around consent

CALGARY – The 2018 Calgary Stampede will mark the fourth year of the successful #SafeStampede movement which encourages a safe and respectful Stampede for everyone. The Calgary Stampede is a great celebration of our city’s community spirit with so much for Calgarians and visitors to enjoy. The #SafeStampede initiative aims to ensure everyone feels welcome to participate safely, everywhere from Stampede Park, BBQs, headliner concerts and lively dance halls. “The Calgary Stampede is proud to continue our support for this … Continued

WiseGuyz Training Institute and Licensing Process is Underway!

Last week saw the completion of our first WiseGuyz Training Institute, a key step in preparing four sites across Alberta to implement our WiseGuyz program in their communities! Since the beginning of our WiseGuyz program, we have had requests from across Canada from sites that want to provide the WiseGuyz program in their own community. In October 2017, we put out a request for proposals from organizations in Alberta who were interested in participating in a 15-month pilot process to … Continued

Making an Impact with Girl Talk

Thank you to our many donors and supporters over the past year. Your support has helped us to lead the way in the areas of sexuality, healthy relationships, gender identity, sexual orientation, equality and consent for more than 45 years in the Calgary community. There is no doubt that the work we do every day is more relevant that ever before. We have never experienced a greater demand for our services. Thanks to our donors and supporters, we remain nimble, … Continued

#SafeStampede is back to spur conversation on consent – and inspire our launch of #CalgaryGetsConsent

New project #CalgaryGetsConsent to continue momentum beyond 10 days of #SafeStampede   The 2017 Calgary Stampede will mark the third year of the successful #SafeStampede movement which encourages a safe and respectful Stampede for everyone. Along with local advocates and supporters, the Calgary Sexual Health Centre (CSHC) hosted a media event today to kick off the 2017 #SafeStampede campaign – and to announce a new year-long project inspired by its success. The organization’s new #CalgaryGetsConsent project will aim to continue … Continued

Glen Canning offers powerful talk about consent at our AGM

On June 22, 2017, we hosted our Annual General Meeting and report to the community. The evening included an update on the impact we had in 2016 and we also unveiled a new initiative we are launching in 2017: #CalgaryGetsConsent. Inspired in part by the success of the #SafeStampede initiative, we have partnered with several local groups to launch the #CalgaryGetsConsent campaign. Funded by a grant from the Alberta Status of Women, #CalgaryGetsConsent is a year-long campaign that will aim to raise … Continued

Engaging Men and Boys in Family Violence Prevention

November is Family Violence Prevention month in Alberta. The intention of the month is to raise awareness of the issue and to call to action all Albertans, as we all have a role to play in the prevention of violence. There is growing recognition that boys and men need to be included in primary prevention of intimate partner violence. In fact, one of the strategies in the Government of Alberta’s family violence prevention framework is to: “Develop, promote and support … Continued

Dispelling myths about Sexual Assault

In light of the recent Public Space CBC article by Sarah Adams, there is a pressing need to address the safety of our community. We have received calls and emails from people looking for information and support and we are here to help. Calgary Sexual Health Centre is invested in creating a safe community free from any form of sexual harassment or assault. Unfortunately, there are still many myths around sexual assault that must be addressed so that our community … Continued