Office Closure Information in response to COVID-19

Due to COVID restrictions, our office is currently closed for all in person programs and services, except our STI/HIV testing for MSM. Many of our services have moved online. Please see below for more information. Keep checking back to this post as we continue to provide updates. We have also included a listing of other community resources. Centre for Sexuality Services: STI / HIV TESTING FOR MSM: Our HIV and STI testing service for MSM is available every Wed and … Continued

Federal Budget invests in a more Just and Inclusive Canada

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant disruption to our economy, and to the social fabric and infrastructure that binds us together as a country. The last year has been incredibly challenging for all of us, both personally and professionally, but it has only reconfirmed for all of us that the work of the Centre for Sexuality has never been more important. This week Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland tabled the federal budget, Canada’s first budget tabled by … Continued

Online Workshop Series for Alberta K-12 Teachers and Staff

The Centre for Sexuality is a nationally recognized non-profit organization that provides comprehensive sexual health and healthy relationship education in schools, communities, and workplaces. Over the past 49 years we have developed expertise in providing programs and services related to gender identity, sexual orientation, LGBTQ2S+ inclusion, gender equity, sexuality, sexual health, healthy relationships, and consent. Our mandate is to use that expertise to build and deliver meaningful programs that change lives, communities and systems. We are excited to offer Alberta … Continued

Where The Rivers Meet – Needs Assessment Surveys

We are looking for community input for a needs assessment for Two-Spirit youth and adults and LGBT+ Indigenous youth in the Treaty 7 area, and you may quality for a $25 gift card!  Centre for Sexuality is considering adapting a program called Where the Rivers Meet, which is based in Edmonton and run by U of A’s Institute for Sexual and Minority Studies (ISMSS). This program supports Two-Spirit and LGBT+ Indigenous youth using traditional knowledge, and builds tools for allyship … Continued

Focus Groups: Addiction & Mental Health Strategy

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

Fall 2020 – Online Workshops for Parents

Our Training Centre is pleased to be working with Trellis (the partnership between BGCC and Aspen) to offer the following Fall 2020 schedule of online workshops for parents and caregivers. Visit these links for more information about our Parent program or our Training Centre.   Easier Than You Think Parents of 0-11 year-old kids. In this online workshop we will reflect, explore, and gain tools to build your family’s conversations on topics of sexuality, sexual health, and relationships. November 18, … Continued

Focus Groups for GBT2Q+ Guys

  Are you a gay, bi, trans, Two Spirit, queer (GBT2Q+) or other guy who is into guys in Calgary and area? We want your thoughts on some new and upcoming initiatives! We are hosting two focus groups this month, and looking for participants from the GBT2Q+ community. In the focus groups, participants will be asked their thoughts on some logos and graphics for an upcoming initiative, as well as be able to provide insight into the needs and wants … Continued

Update from the Centre For Sexuality

To Our Supporters: I hope you and your loved ones have been staying well during this challenging time. I wanted to give you a brief update on the agency as the province continues to lift restrictions. We completed the school year with staff doing everything they could to reach clients remotely. We were able to finish the WiseGuyz and Girls Programs online and we had several very well attended Relationships and Sexual Health Education online bookings. Our Training Centre successfully … Continued