“Getting to Zero”- World AIDS Day

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Since 1988 the world has recognized December 1st as World AIDS Day. World AIDS Day is a time for us to raise awareness for HIV. It is a time to pause, reflect and pay tribute to the many lives lost to HIV/AIDS. It provides us with an opportunity to educate ourselves and others about the virus, how it is transmitted, how it is treated and how we can protect ourselves. It also raises awareness about the stigma that HIV still … Continued

Knocking Boots: Safe Sex During Stampede

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Stampede has arrived in Calgary and with it the full tilt-a-whirl of activities from midway rides to chuck wagon races, rodeos to tent parties. Calgarians and an estimated additional 400,000 visitors alike will flock to take part in the excitement that engulfs our city for the next ten days. As we celebrate our inner cowboys and cowgirls, Pam Krause, our President and CEO, notes that this time of year we are given “permission to play” – boot-knocking innuendo implied. While … Continued

Lisa’s Story: The Training Centre


The Training Centre at the Calgary Sexual Health Centre provides a number of professional development opportunities for service providers. Our training ensures that professionals have the skills and knowledge to integrate sexual health into their everyday work with clients. Here’s a personal story from one of our Training Centre clients!   When Lisa Seel-Thompson at Calgary Family Services hires new staff for a Spirit or Starburst program, she often sees something missing right off the bat. “I’ve had staff come … Continued

New Year! New workshop schedule!


We are pleased to ring in the new year with our Winter 2014 workshop schedule!   “Facilitating Healthy Relationships” February 26, 2014    9am – 12pm In this workshop, participants will gain knowledge and tools to help youth navigate the challenges of developing healthy relationships in today’s world.  Practical activities and frameworks for helping youth make conscious and healthy sexual decisions are also examined and applied to real life situations. Fee: $50.00 per person, including workshop materials   “Supporting Sexuality with … Continued