Get Tested At Least Once A Year

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

NEW Summer Program! ► Healthy Relationships for LGBTQ2S+ Youth

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

STUDENT FOCUS GROUP: Sex Ed in Schools

  STUDENTS NEEDED!Focus Group for Youth 12-19 Come share your thoughts on Sex Ed and Teen Dating Information in schools!   What’s In it for you? $25.00 Prepaid VISA Snacks A Chance to use your voice about your education! When & Where? July 8, 2019 2:00-3:00pm The Centre For Sexuality 700-1509 Centre Street SW   ► To sign up, please contact Erin at ehenriksen@centreforsexuality.ca    

Community-Based STI Testing

In partnership with Alberta Health Services, we are excited to offer a pilot of a community-based sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing night at the Centre for Sexuality on Tuesdays from 3 to 7 pm. This service will provide free, confidential STI testing services out of our office in Downtown Calgary. Due to the great response from the community, our community-based STI testing night has been extended to the end of August! ► If you are looking for information about our … Continued

STI Testing Services

In partnership with Alberta Health Services, we offer various STI testing services at the Centre for Sexuality. The following programs are currently available: Community-Based STI Testing (all ages, all genders, all orientations welcome!) Rapid HIV & STI Testing for MSM (gay or bi men or any man who has sex with men; trans inclusive)   Our STI Services in Calgary page offers more information on other locations that offer STI testing.

The Importance of Natural Supports in LGBTQ2S+ Lives

By Laura Shiels LGBTQ2S+ Natural Supports Worker at the Centre for Sexuality, Calgary As the LGBTQ2S+ Natural Supports Worker at the Centre for Sexuality in Calgary, I support youth and their caregivers throughout the “coming out” process, the majority of which are looking for help supporting their gender questioning or gender diverse kid. Although I work with families from all walks of life, they reach out with similar concerns and questions. For me, this points to a larger cultural issue … Continued

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