Gender Creative Families Night

Calgary Sexual Health Centre, in partnership with Families Matter, is pleased to offer a monthly support group for families and caregivers of gender creative children up to age 14. Gender creative children are kids who express their gender in ways that are different than what others might expect based on their assigned sex at birth. This includes children who may be questioning their gender, transgender, gender non-conforming, gender independent, gender fluid, gender-queer, non-binary, or Two-Spirit. This support group is an … Continued

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

Complete our Surveys to help develop our Girls Programming

Parents, service providers, and girls/young women between age 12 and 24 — we need your help! Be part of creating a program to help girls grow into safe, confident, healthy women by completing our survey! (see links below) Since 2010 when we began delivering WiseGuyz for junior high boys, a year-long program that covers topics ranging from human rights and sexual health to gender and positive relationships, we’ve heard from schools, parents, other organizations, and girls themselves “What about a … Continued

5th Annual Alberta GSA Conference

Our LGBTQ+ Youth Programs and Education Coordinator had the great privilege of attending the 5th Annual Alberta GSA Conference in Edmonton. She shares her experience below: The 2016 Alberta GSA Conference took place at East Glen High School in Edmonton, on November 19, with around 500 attendees in total. Students and educators from all around Alberta attended, including individuals from schools as far north as Peace River and Grand Prairie and as far south as Lethbridge. Workshop titles included “GSA … 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

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