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.
The Harm Reduction 101 is an intensive two-day workshop about harm reduction.
- Held monthly
- Facilitated by Toronto Public Health staff and community consultants
- Basic harm reduction concepts
- Determinants of health
- Safer smoking and injection
- Hepatitis C
- Safer sex work
- Working with peers
- Legal concerns
- Impact of trauma and early childhood experience
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
- Living with HIV
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
Fact Sheet 2 - Sexual Development of Young Children
Fact Sheet 3 - Summary of Tips for Parents: People-Proofing Your Child
Fact Sheet 4 - Ways Parents Can Help Children Grow Up Sexually Healthy
Fact Sheet 5 - When Children's Behaviours Raise Concern: Signals for Parents and Counsellors
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:
- 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.