We’re excited to bring you this semester’s Sexual Health Week

Join a Sexual Health Week event, sign up for a workshop, and check out resources available to you!

MOVIES FOR MENTAL HEALTH: SEXUAL VIOLENCE FOCUS

Monday July 18, 2022
5:00pm — 7:00pm
Movies for Mental Health — Sexual Violence Focus (M4MH-SV) is a 2-hour virtual workshop that uses the power of film to unite folks in community, connection, and conversation. 

In particular, this workshop will focus on the mental health impacts of sexual violence for both individuals and communities, with the goal of creating more supportive communities for survivors. 

This interactive, online experience will feature an anonymous, chat-based discussion on mental health, sexual violence, the stigma that frequently surrounds these issues, and media portrayals of both sexual violence and mental health. 

Following this will be a live screening of three award-winning short films, therapeutic activities to consciously connect minds and bodies, and a collective exploration around what the work means for us as individuals. 

The event will culminate in a panel of lived-experience speakers and mental health resources for survivors, empowering us to share our own stories, access support available to us, and offer support to our friends, family, and peers. 

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SEXY BINGO WITH ALISHA FISHER (19+)

Wednesday June 29, 2022
7:00 PM — 9:00PM

We’re throwing the sexiest night of Bingo you ever did see!

Join CSI and sex expert Alisha Fisher for a thrilling night of Bingo in The Venue. We’ll have custom cocktails, mock-tails, and bingo questions as you compete to win over $700 in prizing!

Sign up on the CCP to attend!

You’ll need to get to and from The Venue, so Be Wise, Don’t Drink & Drive. Here are some options to help you get home safe:

Uber 
City Cabs: 519-747-7777 
United Taxi: 519-888-9999 
Grand River Transit bus 

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PLEASURE AS SELF-CARE WITH EV’YAN WHITNEY

Tuesday July 19, 2022
2:00PM — 3:00PM

We want to help you redefine what pleasure means!

Join CSI and Ev’Yan Whitney for a night to reconnect with yourself! You’ll be able to learn about what pleasure means, how to un-shame your own pleasure, and create a pleasure practice that’s rooted in the care and nourishment of the self!

We’ll be on Zoom on Tuesday July 19th starting at 2PM! Sign up on the CCP to join us!

Sign Up Here

HIV Prevention, Education, and Support — presented by ACCKWA

Thursday July 21, 2022
2:00PM — 3:30PM

This workshop covers the basics of HIV and pays special attention to the impact of stigma on prevention and support efforts. Students will discuss strategies for building broader awareness, supporting disclosure, and best practices for working with people who are HIV-positive. This workshop is especially recommended as a professional development opportunity for students interested in working in the health care sector, with marginalized populations, or for a deeper understanding of health at the micro and macro levels.

Feedback from previous workshop participants:

“This workshop was very interactive and interesting… I will take this experience with me, and it will have a positive impact on my future when working with HIV positive patients.”

“The HIV 101 workshop was informative and captivating. It was refreshing having a guest speaker who is living with HIV and sharing his life story with the group… The workshop helped me understand how to discuss HIV without attaching the stigma associated with it.”

Please RSVP at least 2 hours prior to the start of the workshop. We will email the Zoom link to all who RSVP.

Questions? Contact Carolyn at ckeays@conestogac.on.ca

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Sending the Right Message: Virtual Consent & Harassment

Monday July 18, 2022
2:30pm — 4:00pm

Communicating in virtual spaces, through text and social media in a supportive, safe manner involves understanding boundaries, consent and more. In this workshop we will talk about online violence including sexual harassment, provide tools and skills for communicating in positive ways and resources for those who need support.

This workshop will be presented by the Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region (SASC).

Past participants in this workshop have said:
“Almost all of my questions were answered in this session with others having their concerns addressed too, from which I also learnt a lot. I am happy to have been a part of this conversation, it has helped me grow as a man and as an individual with responsibilities.”

“The workshop helped me understand that everyone must take the responsibility off the victim. After the workshop, I have access to several sources of information and know where to go if I need to take action; it is essential to take ownership.”

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STIs Happen: How to Teach and Talk about Sexually Transmitted Infections without Promoting Fear

Thursday July 21, 2022
10:00am — 11:30am

Think about the sexual health education you received in school, from parents, from peers, from the media – how were STIs discussed?

How does the way we talk and teach about STIs impact the fear and shame that surround them?
How does this affect whether or not people get tested, and whether or not people disclose?
What can we do to change the way we talk and teach about STIs to promote self-efficacy and STI prevention?

Medical information about prevention and treatment is crucial, but we also need to become comfortable and confident discussing sexually transmitted infections neutrally and supportively if we want people to be able to manage their sexual health and effectively prevent and treat STIs. Join SHORE Centre for this fantastic professional development opportunity!

This workshop is recommended as professional development for students who are interested in working in the health care sector, as well as community or social services that support marginalized people. The content and discussion will engage valuable critical thinking skills that are transferable to many roles.

Please RSVP at least 2 hours before the start of the event. We will email the Zoom link to all RSVPs the morning of the workshop.

Questions? Contact Carolyn at ckeays@conestogac.on.ca

Sign Up Here

Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

If you have witnessed or experienced sexual or gender-based violence, contact the Sexual and Gender-Based Violence and Response Coordinator 
Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

 

Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response

Have you experienced sexual harm? 

Have you been discriminated against, or experienced abuse related to your gender? 

Did you witness or have someone disclose this type of incident to you? 

We are available if you need support, aren’t sure what to do, or just need to speak to someone. 

sgbv@conestogac.on.ca

There is no timeframe for when an incident occurred for someone to access support, and you do not need to disclose what happened in order to get help.

Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response

 

Okay To Be Me

OK2BME is a set of support services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning (LGBTQ) kids, teens, and young adults in the Waterloo Region. 
Okay To Be Me

Medical Care Clinic

You can book an appointment with the Medical Care Clinic for all your sexual health needs like STI testing. 
Medical Care Clinic

 

Counselling Services

Speak with a counsellor or explore their peer supports. 
Counselling Services

 

Sexual Assault Support Centre

Speak with a counsellor or explore their peer supports. 
Sexual Assault Support Centre

 
Learn More About Services and Community Support Available To You

Sexual Health Ontario

Sex and U is developed by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada, Canada’s leading authority of sexual and reproductive health.  This website takes a real-life approach to the questions and issues around sex and sexuality. 
Sexual Health Ontario

 

SexandU.ca

Sex and U is developed by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada, Canada’s leading authority of sexual and reproductive health.  This website takes a real-life approach to the questions and issues around sex and sexuality. 
SexandU.ca

 

SHORE Centre

Check out the Sexual Health Options, Resources & Education (SHORE) Centre for exceptional and inclusive sexual and reproductive health services in our community that uphold the dignity of everyone. 
SHORE Centre