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