Last February 11th-15th was Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Week with the theme Sexual Health at All Ages. Now we’re preparing for 2020 and we want to hear from you! Please take 5-10 minutes to complete the 2019 feedback survey. Click here to complete the survey >> Thank you for your feedback!
Who would have ever thought that people or organizations would be interested in learning about how sexuality changes as we age? The idea conjures up images of nieces or nephews with looks of horror on their faces, unable to stop themselves from visualizing it and begging their elders to stop talking about it. The truth […]
By Laura Shiels LGBTQ2S+ Natural Supports Worker at the Centre for Sexuality, Calgary As the LGBTQ2S+ Natural Supports Worker at the Centre for Sexuality in Calgary, I support youth and their caregivers throughout the “coming out” process, the majority of which are looking for help supporting their gender questioning or gender diverse kid. Although I […]
What does being healthy mean to you? Why is it important to include young people in sexual health campaigns? TOPAZA YU lives in Saskatoon, SK. She is a woman of colour who once felt confused about sexual health and her sexual rights, and is now passionate about destigmatizing youth sexual health. I believe that being […]
by Shelley Taylor, Certified Sexual Health Educator In 1998, I founded Venus Envy, an inclusive and affirming sexual health education shop. What started as a teeny tiny space in an out of the way location in Halifax ended up as two bustling store-fronts in two cities. At this point, I have been in the business […]
Want to send a Valentine’s Day Day card to a loved one AND support sexual health and rights? For a donation of $5 or more to Action Canada, you can send a feminist card of your choosing! We know Valentine’s Day can be a tricky one – so this is for everyone celebrating Valentine’s Day, […]
My name is Kate Macdonald. I’m a patient advocate and complaint doula based in Toronto, Ontario and the founder of a patient advocacy initiative called The Reproductive Justice Story Project. With this year’s theme of “Sexual Health at All Ages” in mind, I’d like to highlight the epidemic of disrespectful and abusive treatment in sexual […]
Too many youth in BC are not getting the sex-ed they need to make informed decisions. That message became clear throughout the work that YouthCO has done this past year. Last winter we heard from more than 600 high school aged youth through our BC-wide youth-led sex-ed curriculum review. Two YouthCO staff members visited high […]
Talking ”Sexual Health at All Ages” – An SRH Week Podcast In this podcast, Brittany from Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights chats with Nadine Thornhill, Kaeden Seburn and Shelley Taylor about sexual health across the lifespan as part of SRH Week 2019! Sex-Positive Parenting and Social Justice Scott Neigh from Rabble interviews Frédérique […]
To be from elsewhere while growing up in Canada prompts questions around “home,” diasporic longing, and nostalgia to geographies where connection is lost. When I asked friends where they first encountered sexual health resources, nearly all said they have no recollection, besides the bit of high school sex-ed they can remember that was mostly based […]
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