Blended Learning: Online & In-Class Course on STBBIs

Are you a health or social service provider interested in learning more about reducing stigma related to sexuality, substance use and sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs)? You are invited to a blended learning opportunity offered jointly by the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) and the Centre for Sexuality! This learning opportunity focuses on defining the various forms of stigma and the factors that contribute to stigma, and identifying strategies that can be used at both practice and organizational levels to create more … Continued

Black History Month – Inspirations on Instagram

As Black History Month comes to a close, we wanted to share some activity that was happening over on our Instagram profile! In honour of Black History Month, we asked our Instagram followers to let us know, in relation to some of our favourite topics of sexual health and sexuality — Who Inspires You? We received the largest response to one of our Instagram stories ever! Here are a few of the responses, starting with our own inspiring individual:   … Continued

Join the CampFyrefly Youth Advisory Committee!

  Camp fYrefly Youth Advisory Committee Camp fYrefly Southern Alberta is a 4-day leadership retreat for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, two-spirit, intersex, asexual and allied youth located in Kananaskis.   We are looking for a diverse group, of no more than 10 young people (ages 14-24), to form the Camp fYrefly Youth Advisory Committee starting in March. As a member of a Camp fYrefly Committee, you will brainstorm ideas, activities and workshops, connect with other youth and be … Continued

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

Calgary GSA Roundtable Network – FOCUS GROUPS

Attention Calgary and area GSA folks! You may have noticed that we haven’t hosted a GSA Roundtable meeting yet this semester – this is because we are taking some time to receive feedback from GSA teachers and students about how the GSA Network can best support them! In December, we will be hosting two focus groups – one for school staff and one for students, so that we can hear from you! There will be snacks, and lots of ability … Continued

Our first FREE online course with CPHA is now live!

    We are excited to announce that our first online course for service providers focused on reducing stigma related to sexuality, substance use, and STBBIs is now live to the public on Canadian Public Health Association’s learning site. Please check out the link below (in English and in French) to learn more!   FREE Online Learning Course: Addressing stigma related to sexuality, substance use and STBBIs Do you work as a front-line health or social service provider? Are you … Continued