WiseGuyz 2013 Awards & Recognitions

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We are thrilled to congratulate our own Blake Spence – program coordinator of our Wise Guyz program – on being selected as one of Avenue Magazine’s 2013 Top 40 Under 40! He is being recognized for his amazing work with the Wise Guyz program, as well as his entrepreneurial drive in other areas of his life. Read the full article here: http://www.avenuecalgary.com/top-40-under-40/blake-spence   And another great moment of 2013 ► Our WiseGuyz program was recognized with 2nd place for the 2013 Helen & … Continued

Congrats to our Blake Spence – Top 40 Under 40!

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We are thrilled to congratulate our own Blake Spence – program coordinator of our Wise Guyz program – on being selected as one of Avenue Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40! He is being recognized for his amazing work with the Wise Guyz program, as well as his entrepreneurial drive in other areas of his life. Read the full article here: http://www.avenuecalgary.com/top-40-under-40/blake-spence Learn more about our WiseGuyz program – and how you can support this important work – at www.WiseGuyz.ca.

Key Area 2: Healthy Relationships –> a personal story

There are three key areas that CSHC is focused on: Healthy Bodies, Healthy Relationships and Healthy Communities. These focus areas speak to the core of our work; they support our vision for the community and the mission we are on to achieve it. In this series of blogs, we present some of our success stories that highlight a program from each of our three focus areas.   In this blog, we look at a “Healthy Relationships” personal story. We believe good … Continued

Our WiseGuyz program in action at Sherwood School

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“It’s all boys all the time,” laughs Leslie McRae, Vice Principal at Sherwood School. Those boys are a small group of grade nine students taking part in the WiseGuyz program at the school. Once a week they meet in a designated classroom for part of the school day and Tristan from Calgary Sexual Health Centre facilitates the program. To someone peeking inside the classroom, sometimes it looks like a regular healthy sexuality class, sometimes it looks like boys roughhousing and … Continued

How our WiseGuyz program began

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A few years ago, the team at the Calgary Sexual Health Centre began to see a critical need in the community. We recognized that most sexual health services were targeted to women, and that while teen pregnancy rates had dramatically dropped, STI rates continued to rise. We knew that domestic and sexual violence rates were also rising. We saw disturbing trends around the cultural and media messages about what it meant to be a man. We continued to see bullying … Continued