Update on Camp fYrefly 2018

  As you may already know, this year Camp fYrefly is going to be a provincial camp. Our partners at the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services (ISMSS) are undergoing some restructuring and do not have the staff to execute an Edmonton Camp, so they asked if we could host youth from around the province this year.   We know that Camp fYrefly has a big impact on the youth that attend, so we are going to fill the gap … Continued

Workshops ► Understanding Human Rights & Gender Diversity

  We are pleased to share information about some upcoming workshops in Calgary, facilitated by The Pride Centre of Edmonton. Poster PDF ► AB Human Rights Calgary – mar 2018   Tuesday, March 27, 2018 The Kahanoff Conference Centre #200, 105 12 Ave SE Calgary   Employer / Provider Workshop: 1:00 -4:00PM The Employer / Provider Workshop will be geared towards people (employers, HR personnel, housing providers, property managers) who would be seeking information about understanding human rights protection, avoiding … Continued

Gender Revolution: Movie & Panel Discussion

The Foothills Alberta Teacher’s Association is hosting the National Geographic documentary: “Gender Revolution” followed by a panel discussion on March 13, 6:30-9:30pm at Okotoks Rotary Performing Arts Centre. The documentary is a great educational opportunity for teachers, parents, and community members who may be interested in learning more about transgender people. One of our staff will be on the panel to answer your questions following the film! Tickets are free and available on Eventbright ► https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/gender-revolution-movie-and-discussion-tickets-41925893476   DATE & TIME Tue, … Continued

February is Sexual Health Awareness Month!

As a member of the Calgary Sexual Health and Wellbeing collaborative, we are happy to share some details about the variety of events that are being hosted to recognize “YYC Sexual Health Awareness Month”. Please take a look at the calendar of events below to see what the member organizations are offering, and feel free to share with your networks. The Calgary Sexual Health and Wellbeing Collaborative is made up of organizations serving the sexual health and wellbeing needs of all … Continued

Gender Creative Families Night

  Centre for Sexuality, in partnership with Families Matter, is pleased to offer a monthly support group for families and caregivers of gender creative children up to age 14. Gender creative children are kids who express their gender in ways that are different than what others might expect based on their assigned sex at birth. This includes children who may be questioning their gender, transgender, gender non-conforming, gender independent, gender fluid, gender-queer, non-binary, or Two-Spirit. This support group is an … Continued

Sex Ed and the Election

As the municipal elections in our province get closer, the Calgary Sexual Health Centre has created a website to educate school trustee candidates and other election candidates on the issue of comprehensive sexual health education in our schools.       As an organization that has been supporting Calgary students for over 40 years, we know that comprehensive sexual health education is an important part of the social and emotional learning of youth. It provides skills and tools to engage … Continued

5th Annual Alberta GSA Conference

Our LGBTQ+ Youth Programs and Education Coordinator had the great privilege of attending the 5th Annual Alberta GSA Conference in Edmonton. She shares her experience below: The 2016 Alberta GSA Conference took place at East Glen High School in Edmonton, on November 19, with around 500 attendees in total. Students and educators from all around Alberta attended, including individuals from schools as far north as Peace River and Grand Prairie and as far south as Lethbridge. Workshop titles included “GSA … Continued