2014 Calgary Nonprofit Innovation Awards

March 4, 2015 was an exceptional evening for Calgary Sexual Health Centre. It was this very evening that the Calgary Nonprofit Innovation Awards ceremony was held and our President and CEO, Pam Krause, proudly represented the WiseGuyz program as an award-winning recipient. Research has shown that WiseGuyz is truly shaping boys into empathetic, confident and responsible young men. The WiseGuyz program provides targeted education, skills development, and support to young men to help them achieve sexual well-being and healthy relationships. … Continued

Thanks to Our Ally, Brian Burke

On behalf of CSHC, the Calgary GSA Network and all of the attendees who joined us at Bring an Ally Night, we would like to send a huge thank you to our special guest, Brian Burke, for joining us last Thursday. Brian taught us that there is a difference between being tolerant and being an active advocate who stands up with pride at all times. His impactful and personal story on what it means to be an ally left attendees feeling … Continued

50 Shades of Consent

The bestselling book turned global phenomenon and now highly anticipated film, 50 Shades of Grey, opens in theatres this weekend. Literature student Anastasia Steele and billionaire Christian Grey cross paths in what starts as an innocent business interview, but quickly evolves into what can only be described as a whirlwind of lust and control. Watch the trailer here: We’ll leave it to you to decide whether or not you’d like to find out what happens next, but we did want … Continued

“Fix Society Please,” A Transgender Teen’s Final Wish

The suicide of a seventeen year old transgender teen, born as Josh Alcorn, has ignited a whirlwind of public attention on social media over the past few weeks. Signed as Leelah, the teen wrote an online suicide note on her Tumblr, which has now been removed at her parent’s request. In this note, Leelah expresses the struggles she experienced as she tried to accept and understand her identity as a transgender person. Once Leelah discovered what transgender meant at the … Continued

‘Swipe for Sex’- Apps are Changing the Sexual Landscape for Gay Men

        Brian Hansen, one of our staffers here at Calgary Sexual Health Centre wrote this blog below for HIV Community Link- read the original publication here. As our Gay Men’s Health Promotion Specialist, Brian is developing a program that seeks to find ways to impact young gay men with an effective HIV prevention strategy. Gay men and men who have sex with men (MSM) are increasingly connecting online with their peers, sexual partners, and to seek out … Continued

Pride 2014 – Thank You!

A big thank you to everyone who participated in Pride 2014! It was an incredible day and we always love to see the fantastic turnout from Calgarians. Huge thanks to Calgary Stampeders Running Back Jon Cornish for hanging out with us on our float (the day before his big game!). And a very special thank you to our staff and volunteers for all the work they put into our float, from decorating to picking up bubble machines to stuffing Love … Continued

Meet Our People: Becky Van Tassel

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Meet Our People is a recurring blog series where we introduce to you a fellow staff member here at Calgary Sexual Health Centre. This month, your featured colleague is Becky Van Tassel: she’s an avid reader (Becky doesn’t have a top 10 list; she has a top 50 of favourite titles*), a passionate feminist, a dog lover and yoga enthusiast. Van Tassel admits that she hates talking about herself, but she was a good sport for the interview and added … Continued