The Intersex Society of North America (ISNA) is devoted to systemic change to end shame, secrecy, and unwanted genital surgeries for people born with an anatomy that someone decided is not standard for male or female.
Teen Health Source is a sexual health information service run for and by youth. Whether teens need information about birth control, sexually transmitted infections, healthy relationships, or puberty, we provide information in a non-judgmental, sex-positive, pro-choice, and inclusive manner.
Trans Care BC's care coordination team helps connect people in BC to gender-affirming health and wellness supports.
AVEN strives to create open, honest discussion about asexuality among sexual and asexual people alike.
Teachingsexualhealth.ca is an innovative website developed by Alberta educators and health professionals. We offer up-to-date, evidence-based information and strategies for teachers and educators teaching the Alberta Education Human Sexuality curriculum and for parents of children from birth up to 18 years of age.
SexandU.ca takes a real-life approach to the questions and issues around sex and sexuality that matter most to Canadians. From talking about sex, to lifestyle choices, to contraception awareness and sexually transmitted infections, SexandU.ca provides accurate, credible, and up-to-date information and education on topics related to sexual and reproductive health.
Through publications, multimedia materials, one-on-one consultations, and interactive workshops, our Diversity and Inclusion Experts help individuals, families, businesses, schools, and service providers to identify and avoid discriminatory behaviours and to explore the complexity, fluidity, and potential of sexual and gender diversity.
AIDS Vancouver HIV Prevention & Awareness Programs aim to educate and empower communities in the fight against HIV/AIDS related stigma and stereotyping. We recognize that information is key towards understanding and acceptance.
Island Sexual Health offers pro-choice and comprehensive sexual health clinics, education programs and products for people of all genders, orientations, identities, abilities, and ages in Greater Victoria, BC on unceded Coast Salish territories.
With five health centres throughout the Lower Mainland, Health Initiative for Men is a non-profit society that aims to strengthen the health and well-being of gay men. We offer the full spectrum of gay men’s sexual health testing, as well as professional counselling, sexual health education, and an engaging mix of social and volunteer opportunities.
SOGI 1 2 3 helps educators make schools inclusive and safe for students of all sexual orientations and gender identities (SOGI). At a SOGI-inclusive school, students' biological sex does not limit their interests and opportunities, and their sexual orientation and how they understand and express their gender are welcomed without discrimination.
SmartSexResource is a service provided by the BC Centre for Disease Control. SmartSexResource is the place to be if you need information and resources on sexual health.
YouthCO offers a variety of workshops about sexual health, harm reduction, HIV and Hep C. All of YouthCo's workshops are facilitated by youth, for youth, and can be customized to meet the needs and learning goals of your group.
Robin Stevenson is an award winning author of twenty-one books for kids and teens. Robin's first nonfiction book — PRIDE: Celebrating Diversity and Community — is about LGBTQ Pride, its history, and the beautiful, resilient and diverse community that celebrates it. Robin has spoken about PRIDE to thousands of kids and teens at hundreds of schools and libraries across Canada.
While sex is a topic that many parents tend to avoid when dealing with teens and young adults, troubling sexual health outcomes, especially among youth of color, make a strong case that it should not be ignored.
Lesbian and bisexual teenage girls are not getting adequate information about safe sex despite facing an increased risk of sexually transmitted infections and adolescent pregnancy, says the author of a new University of B.C. study.
Students in British Columbia have a lot to say as they claim their right to sex education.
In 2013, the fifth BC Adolescent Health Survey (BC AHS) was completed by nearly 30,000 students in grades 7 to 12 in public schools across British Columbia. Sexual health was one of many topics covered in the survey. Youth were asked about their sexual health behaviours and sexual experiences.
This report is the sixth in a series of Population-Specific Status Reports and examines how HIV and other sexually transmitted and blood borne infections (STBBIs) impact youth in Canada.