The Centre for Sexuality is involved in supporting the development of the City of Calgary’s Addiction and Mental Health Strategy. An important piece of this strategy is ensuring the voices of all Calgarians are heard. They want to hear from alumni of our WiseGuyz program, as well as youth from the LGBTQ2S+ community about your experiences of mental health and what you think needs to change in terms of resources and supports available. We are co-hosting some focus groups with … Continued
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
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
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
The Calgary Nonprofit Innovation Awards celebrate the nonprofit sector’s creative spirit by showcasing local innovation in action. We are proud to announce that Calgary Sexual Health Centre’s WiseGuyz program was granted this award in 2014 and would like to express our thanks and gratitude for this honourary recognition. The WiseGuyz program embraces a unique approach to fostering healthy, respectful, non-violent behaviors in boys. A safe space is created; where boys can openly discuss the pressures they experience to act and think … Continued
Listen here as Blake Spence, WiseGuyz Coordinator, is interviewed by Anna Maria Tremonti on the Current.
On Monday night, the Board of Directors hosted our 41st AGM, celebrating 2013 with volunteers, staff and community partners. There was networking and refreshments, followed by Board Chair Richard Einarson opening the business of the Annual General Meeting. A new Board of Directors was elected and we offered our thanks to retiring Board members Beatrice du Prey and Barbara Soles, both who volunteered with us for 6 years. Pam Krause, our President and CEO gave an overview of the year’s … Continued