Gender Creative Families Night

Calgary Sexual Health Centre, in partnership with Families Matter, is pleased to offer a monthly support group for families and caregivers of gender creative children up to age 14. Gender creative children are kids who express their gender in ways that are different than what others might expect based on their assigned sex at birth. This includes children who may be questioning their gender, transgender, gender non-conforming, gender independent, gender fluid, gender-queer, non-binary, or Two-Spirit. This support group is an … Continued

Sex Ed and the Election

As the municipal elections in our province get closer, the Calgary Sexual Health Centre has created a website to educate school trustee candidates and other election candidates on the issue of comprehensive sexual health education in our schools.       As an organization that has been supporting Calgary students for over 40 years, we know that comprehensive sexual health education is an important part of the social and emotional learning of youth. It provides skills and tools to engage … Continued

5th Annual Alberta GSA Conference

Our LGBTQ+ Youth Programs and Education Coordinator had the great privilege of attending the 5th Annual Alberta GSA Conference in Edmonton. She shares her experience below: The 2016 Alberta GSA Conference took place at East Glen High School in Edmonton, on November 19, with around 500 attendees in total. Students and educators from all around Alberta attended, including individuals from schools as far north as Peace River and Grand Prairie and as far south as Lethbridge. Workshop titles included “GSA … Continued

Gender Creative Families

Calgary Sexual Health Centre, in partnership with Families Matter, is pleased to offer a monthly support group for families and caregivers of gender creative children up to age 14. Gender creative children are kids who express their gender in ways that are different than what others might expect based on their assigned sex at birth. This includes children who may be questioning their gender, transgender, gender non-conforming, gender independent, gender fluid, gender-queer, non-binary, or Two-Spirit. This support group is an … Continued

Understanding the Guidelines

New website offers answers about Alberta Education’s LGBTQ Guidelines   CALGARY – When Alberta Education released “Guidelines for Best Practices: Creating Learning Environments that Respect Diverse Sexual Orientations, Gender Identities and Gender Expressions” on January 16, 2016, there was an outpouring of questions from parents, administrators and even government representatives. A new online resource has been launched today which aims to answer those questions. “We have been providing services and supports for LGBTQ communities for decades. Through our many youth-specific … Continued

You’re Invited! YYC Sexual Health Awareness Month

The Calgary Sexual Health and Wellbeing Collaborative invites you to participate in YYC Sexual Health Awareness Month! To recognize Sexual Health Awareness Week, collaborative members are hosting a variety of events throughout the month of February including organizational tours and/or workshops. These events are for service providers to increase their knowledge of the sexual health services in Calgary and to increase their knowledge and skills on a variety of sexual health related topics.   At our office, we have the … Continued

Upcoming Training Session for “fYrefly in Schools”

fYrefly-in-Schools is an awesome classroom workshop designed to support safer spaces in our city’s Junior/Senior High Schools for LGBTQ+ youth. We are looking for youth panelists who are interested in sharing their experiences as part of this classroom presentation. This is an excellent volunteer opportunity! Based on the award-winning Camp fYrefly, fYrefly-in-Schools aims to increase LGBTQ+ awareness and the impact of homophobic/transphobic bullying, and equip students to challenge discrimination and become effective allies. Experienced educators facilitate activity-based workshops with help … Continued