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Providing sex education

Create and promote avenues for comprehensive sex education.

We heard from some focus group participants that, in their countries of origin, there is little opportunity for sex education. To fill this gap, educational opportunities should touch on issues including sex, sexuality, healthy relationships, consent, contraception, and sexual violence. Some cultural communities are likely to be better served by opportunities for open dialogue in safe spaces, others by opportunities for anonymously accessing information.

Delving Deeper Resources

  • Questions & Answers: Sexual Health Education in Schools and Other Settings (Sex Information & Education Council of Canada, 2020).
    This resource addresses sexual health education in schools and other settings using a Q & A format. It describes the importance of sex education across age groups and provides suggestions for its delivery. This document suggests comprehensive sexual education can help to alleviate GBV and discrimination.

Community Resources

  • The Halifax Sexual Health Centre
    The Halifax Sexual Health Centre offers workshops, consultations, presentations, and health fair tables tailored to audiences of any age level and to a range of topics.