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Education and Training

Request a Sexual Health Promoter

Sexual Health Promoters can visit your school, community group, or event in Toronto to:

  • Deliver presentations or workshops
  • Consult and strategize with your community
  • Demonstrate the use of birth control and safer sex methods
  • Answer questions

We can also arrange for group tours of some of our sexual health clinics.

Workshops

ExpandHarm Reduction 101

The Harm Reduction 101 is an intensive two-day workshop about harm reduction.

It is:

  • Held monthly
  • Facilitated by Toronto Public Health staff and community consultants
  • Free 

Topics include:

  • Basic harm reduction concepts
  • Determinants of health
  • Stigma
  • Safer smoking and injection
  • Housing
  • Hepatitis C
  • Safer sex work
  • Working with peers
  • Legal concerns
  • Impact of trauma and early childhood experience

 

ExpandHIV 101 For Community Educators

Through the lens of anti oppressive practice and the social determinants of health, this two-day interactive workshop reviews:

  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) basic information
  • HIV and STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) co-infection
  • Stigma
  • Resiliency
  • Living with HIV

 

ExpandRaising Sexually Healthy Children

This workshop helps adults talk about sexual education with children.

The workshop is for:

  • parents and caregivers of children, pre-teens and adolescents
  • childcare agency staff and supervisors
  • students in related post-secondary programs such as Early Childhood Education

The workshop's goals are to increase participants:

  • understanding of children's growth and sexual development
  • ability to answer children's questions
  • ability to deal comfortably with challenging situations and behaviours

 

Train peer leaders in your community so that they can train others in their own language. Peer leaders will be provided with a workshop manual and other resources.

Below are the Fact Sheets for participants. They are available in ten languages.

Fact Sheet 1 - Answering Children's Questions About Sexuality 

English French Arabic Chinese Korean
Portuguese Somali Spanish Twi Vietnamese

 

Fact Sheet 2 -  Sexual Development of Young Children

English French Arabic Chinese Korean
Portuguese Somali Spanish Twi Vietnamese

 

Fact Sheet 3 - Summary of Tips for Parents: People-Proofing Your Child

English French Arabic Chinese Korean
Portuguese Somali Spanish Twi Vietnamese

 

Fact Sheet 4 - Ways Parents Can Help Children Grow Up Sexually Healthy

English French Arabic Chinese Korean
Portuguese Somali Spanish Twi Vietnamese

 

Fact Sheet 5 - When Children's Behaviours Raise Concern: Signals for Parents and Counsellors

English French Arabic Chinese Korean
Portuguese Somali Spanish Twi Vietnamese

ExpandSexual Health Training for People Working with Youth

This one-day interactive workshop is for people working:

  • with homeless, under-housed and marginalized youth
  • in youth shelters, group homes, drop-in centres and youth-focused agencies

Participants will get tools and resources to address issues in ways that are relevant to their clients' lives, including:

  • relationships
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) and other sexually transmitted infections
  • birth control methods
  • pregnancy options

Exercises and strategies to facilitate discussion and create a sex-positive environment will be shared.