Vote for our GirlTalk Program! Avivia Community Fund voting on now!

Please vote for “Girl Talk”! Our “Girl Talk” pilot project has been selected to vie for the Aviva Community Fund – and we need your votes to win the coveted funding!  Voting is open from Oct 10 to 19, 2017 – please vote to help us win! (You can cast all 18 of your votes at once!) To register and cast your votes, please visit:  https://www.avivacommunityfund.org/voting/project/view/17-524 About our “Girl Talk” Pilot Project Girl Talk is a new evidence-informed project to … 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

Talking Sex with author, educator Saleema Noon

  Join sexual health author Saleema Noon, Calgary Sexual Health Centre, and Owl’s Nest Books for an evening of questions and information about how and when to talk to kids about sex and sexual health. April 20, 2017 6:00 – 7:45 pm Calgary Public Library Central Branch 5th Floor N. 616 Macleod Trail SE   Saleema co-wrote Talk Sex Today: What Kids Need to Know and How Adults Can Teach Them with renowned sexual health expert Meg Hickling, published in … Continued

YYC Sexual Health Awareness Month

As a member of the Calgary Sexual Health and Wellbeing collaborative, we are happy to share that we will be hosting a variety of events in February to recognize “YYC Sexual Health Awareness Month” in February. Please take a look at the calendar of events to see what different collaborative member organizations are offering, and feel free to share with your networks. Calendar of Events – YYC Sexual Health Month 2017 Sexual Health Collaborative World Cafe Event on Stigma and … 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

Sex Myths

The Truth about Sex Finding the facts about the birds and bees can be difficult. Information from social media, movies, friends and what society thinks can confuse what is the truth and what is a myth. This guide tries to clear the confusion when it comes to sex and healthy sexuality.   Myth: Is a bigger penis better? Truth: Penises come in all shapes and sizes. The idea that bigger is better is simply false. What really makes sex better … Continued

Hey Parents! Are you ready for your kids’ sexual health questions this summer?

Another school year is winding down, which means the Calgary Sexual Health Centre’s (CSHC) school based sex education program is about to wrap it up until classes start again in the fall. With the summer break around the corner, CSHC wants to catch up with parents to ensure that sexual health learning doesn’t also take a break. CSHC, which has been a recommended resource of the Calgary Board of Education since 1975, is asking parents “Are you ready to handle … Continued