#SafeStampede is back to spur conversation on consent – and inspire our launch of #CalgaryGetsConsent

New project #CalgaryGetsConsent to continue momentum beyond 10 days of #SafeStampede   The 2017 Calgary Stampede will mark the third year of the successful #SafeStampede movement which encourages a safe and respectful Stampede for everyone. Along with local advocates and supporters, the Calgary Sexual Health Centre (CSHC) hosted a media event today to kick off the 2017 #SafeStampede campaign – and to announce a new year-long project inspired by its success. The organization’s new #CalgaryGetsConsent project will aim to continue … Continued

Glen Canning offers powerful talk about consent at our AGM

On June 22, 2017, we hosted our Annual General Meeting and report to the community. The evening included an update on the impact we had in 2016 and we also unveiled a new initiative we are launching in 2017: #CalgaryGetsConsent. Inspired in part by the success of the #SafeStampede initiative, we have partnered with several local groups to launch the #CalgaryGetsConsent campaign. Funded by a grant from the Alberta Status of Women, #CalgaryGetsConsent is a year-long campaign that will aim to raise … Continued

Engaging Men and Boys in Family Violence Prevention

November is Family Violence Prevention month in Alberta. The intention of the month is to raise awareness of the issue and to call to action all Albertans, as we all have a role to play in the prevention of violence. There is growing recognition that boys and men need to be included in primary prevention of intimate partner violence. In fact, one of the strategies in the Government of Alberta’s family violence prevention framework is to: “Develop, promote and support … Continued

Dispelling myths about Sexual Assault

In light of the recent Public Space CBC article by Sarah Adams, there is a pressing need to address the safety of our community. We have received calls and emails from people looking for information and support and we are here to help. Calgary Sexual Health Centre is invested in creating a safe community free from any form of sexual harassment or assault. Unfortunately, there are still many myths around sexual assault that must be addressed so that our community … Continued