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    

AGM with keynote speaker Vivek Shraya

Our First AGM as Centre for Sexuality! This has been a big year as we’ve transitioned from Calgary Sexual Health Centre to Centre for Sexuality. Join us to celebrate at our AGM and highlight the ground-breaking work we’re doing in the community. We are thrilled and honoured to welcome artist, performer and bestselling author Vivek Shraya as our keynote speaker. Vivek Shraya is an artist whose work crosses the boundaries of music, literature, visual art, theatre, and film. Her best-selling new book, … Continued

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