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
Are you interested in helping queer and trans youth? The 2020 Alberta GSA Conference is looking for community members to join the planning committee! As a committee member you will attend digital Zoom meetings, share your thoughts and help make decisions to shape the conference and increase accessibility. Youth, teachers and community members are encouraged to apply. The committee will be meeting 5 times between August and November for 1-2 hours per meeting. Our first meeting is August 18th from 4:30 – … Continued
Do you want to hang out with other LGBTQ2S+ youth and chat about Healthy Relationships? Come to our LGBTQ2S+ Healthy Relationships group, starting on Tuesdays in January 2020! Sessions on topics like identity, coming out,dating and mental health. To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 2018 we re-branded as the Centre for Sexuality, and this year we looked ahead to the next phase of our journey. We are now moving into our 48th year with a new vision and a clear mission. Vision: Sexual well-being for all Mission: We teach, we train and we advocate to support healthy bodies, healthy relationships and healthy communities. We also have a bold strategy in place to realize that vision, focusing on prevention initiatives that … Continued
Our Girls’ Program is a year-long, school based, evidence-informed program dedicated to addressing many of the complex issues facing young girls today. With a focus on age appropriate education around puberty and bodies, media literacy, self-esteem, self confidence promotion, healthy relationships and understanding gender stereotypes, we aim to equip girls with knowledge and tools before their relationships, self-esteem and development are negatively impacted. The program is designed as an integrated curriculum with sequential core modules, facilitated with fun and interactive … Continued
Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights is currently running a national social marketing campaign, funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada, to increase STI testing among young people between the ages of 15 and 24. Why? STI testing rates are low, particularly among young people. Getting tested at least once a year is a great way to take care of our health. However, beyond yearly routine testing, there are other important moments when it is a good idea to visit our office … Continued
Check out this summer program for LGBTQ2S+ youth aged 14-20! The Healthy Relationships for LGBTQ2S+ Youth Program is a Fourth R small groups program to promote healthy relationships and positive mental health. Participants will get be able to choose 8 sessions from a list of 16 sessions, focusing on topics like relationships, coming out, identity, mental health and substance use. This program will run every Thursday from 5-7pm from July 11th to August 29th at the Centre for Sexuality. ► … Continued