August 16th 2019
Prepared by Yasmin Owis
EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES
Elementary (K-8): http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/curriculum/elementary/health.html
Secondary (9-12): http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/curriculum/secondary/health.html
TDSB Gender-Based Violence Policy: http://www.tdsb.on.ca/Portals/0/AboutUs/Innovation/docs/1762.pdf
TDSB Guidelines for for the Accommodation of Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Students and Staff
*a new curriculum document that outlines what will be taught in the sexual health and human development strand (sex education) of the Health Curriculum will be released in May 2019*
Teen Health Source: http://teenhealthsource.com/
LGBT Youth Line: http://www.youthline.ca/
Trans Lifeline: https://www.translifeline.org/
Kids Help Phone: https://kidshelpphone.ca/
Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape: https://trccmwar.ca/
WORKSHOPS & EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS, EDUCATORS & FAMILIES
Provides holistic and sex-positive education to a variety of audiences, including educators, parents, college & university students, and other stakeholders in sexuality education.
Workshops include information for educators on how to teach and provide information to students on sexual health, as well as families about how to start and continue conversations with kids.
Planned Parenthood Toronto workshops on sexual health & healthy relationships: http://www.ppt.on.ca/resources/workshops/
These workshops aim to promote healthy sexuality and informed decision-making. Workshop topics include: building healthier relationships, healthy sexuality, birth control options, STIs, sexual readiness, and safer sex negotiation.
T.E.A.C.H. is an anti-homophobia/biphobia/transphobia education program, providing youth-led workshops throughout the city of Toronto for students grades 6 and up, as well as teachers and service providers. T.E.A.C.H. workshops aim to empower youth, challenge negative assumptions, debunk myths, and promote acceptance of LGBTQ2S youth communities.
P.E.A.K. (Prevention, Engagement, Action, and Knowledge) http://www.ppt.on.ca/programs/prevention-education-action-knowledge-peak/
The Prevention, Engagement, Action, and Knowledge (P.E.A.K.) Project is an initiative that seeks to challenge the myths and misconceptions surrounding HIV/AIDS through interactive workshops led by youth facilitators.
S.N.A.P. (Supporting Newcomer Access Project): http://www.ppt.on.ca/programs/supporting-newcomer-access-project-snap/
S.N.A.P. trains newcomer* youth ages 16-29 to lead workshops and create resources for other newcomer youth on sexual health and healthy relationships. Also check out the S.N.A.P. Activity Book, “DIY” created by S.N.A.P. youth volunteers.
*Newcomer = those not born in Canada
The Affirmations Deck: http://teenhealthsource.com/blog/resource-affirmations-deck/
This resources was created by and for queer & trans youth involved with Planned Parenthood Toronto’s Filling in the Blanks: Queering Sex Ed Project. Each card features a statement to help youth feel seen, valued, and supported.
The deck can be downloaded as a PDF from the above link and are available for pick up at PPT. Just walk in and ask for one at the front desk!
CANVAS Programs: http://www.canvasprograms.ca/
CANVAS Arts Action Program uses interactive and arts-based activities to build a culture free from homophobia, transphobia, and sexual violence. They use an anti-oppressive framework and cover an assortment of topics including, gender & sexuality, consent, positive relationships, body esteem, and violence prevention, offering workshops in Toronto and Peel Region.
CANVAS Teacher Guide: https://www.canvasprograms.ca/teacher-curriculum-guide-subject
Bad Subject: http://badsubject.ca
Offering free classroom workshops on consent, healthy relationships, digital media and more deliverable by trained, engaging and fun youth facilitators.
SExT: Sex Education by Theatre: https://www.sexeducationbytheatre.com/
SExT is a play performed by youth that seeks to demonstrate the virtues of empowering young people with understanding and self-worth. Covering topics including safer sex, consent, and healthy relationships, these performances are engaging, funny, and creative ways to challenge stigma and judgement around sex and sexuality.
Rainbow Health Ontario: https://www.rainbowhealthontario.ca/rainbow-health-ontario-training-and-education/
Provides training and education to improve the accessibility and quality of health care services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer communities in Ontario. The workshops are designed for staff and/or volunteers who work in community-based organizations, educational institutions, recreational, residential, and health care facilities.
SHORE Clinic: https://www.shorecentre.ca/workshops/
Provides sexual health workshops in the Kitchener-Waterloo area to youth, educators, and families. Workshop topics include healthy relationships, pregnancy, birth control, safer sex, and puberty.
Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre: http://www.kawarthasexualassaultcentre.com/learning/
Provides online training and in-person workshops on the impacts of sexual violence in a variety of settings, including classrooms and community settings in the Peterborough area.
Peterborough AIDS Resource Network: http://parn.ca/community-building/workshops-and-training/
PARN provides workshops and community programming on topics related to harm reduction, HIV, and sexuality & gender in the Peterborough area.
Planned Parenthood Ottawa: https://ppottawa.ca/programs/education/community-education/
Offers a variety of sexual and reproductive health services and workshops on topics including anatomy, puberty, healthy relationships, contraception, STIs, consent, and sexual decision-making.
Sherbourne Health Center
ADDITIONAL COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS AND RESOURCES
Action Canada for Sexual Health & Rights: https://www.actioncanadashr.org/
Action Canada: Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Week (SRH Week) https://www.srhweek.ca
Dandelion Initiative: https://www.dandelioninitiative.ca
Speqtrum Hamilton: https://www.speqtrum.ca
The 519: http://www.the519.org
Native Youth Sexual Health Network: http://www.nativeyouthsexualhealth.com/
We Give Consent: https://www.facebook.com/WeGiveConsent/
Sexuality and U: https://www.sexandu.ca/resources/resource-library/
Nadine Thornhill: http://www.nadinethornhill.com/
The Get Real Movement: https://www.thegetrealmovement.com
Two-Spirited People of the First Nations: http://2spirits.com/
Supporting Our Youth (SOY): http://soytoronto.org/
519 Church Street Community Centre: Trans Services
The Gay/Bi/Queer Transmen Working Group
ACAS QAY — The Queer Asian Youth Program
NQAPIA — The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance
Book List: www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/lgbtq-kids-books-pride-month_n_5b1023bce4b0fcd6a834bbdb
Flamingo Rampant: http://flamingorampant.com/
*publisher of LGBTQ-positive, feminist, racially diverse children’s books
Cory Silverberg: https://www.corysilverberg.com/
*author of sex-positive, educational children’s books (Sex is A Funny Word)
Glad Day Bookshop: https://www.gladdaybookshop.com/
Another Story Bookshop: https://anotherstory.ca/
A Different Booklist: https://www.adifferentbooklist.com/
Telling Our Own Stories — A book of 40 stories by and for LGBTQ+ East and South Asian youth combating the lack of representation and misrepresentation of queer Asian youth identities in the community
Teen Vogue: https://www.teenvogue.com/tag/pride?intcid=inline_amp
What Is My Body Doing: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpmgFWyoBQ00FjQBUOgMfAg
Queer Kid Stuff: https://www.youtube.com/queerkidstuff
Sex-Ed School: https://sexedschool.ca
The Facts About Ontario’s Sex Ed Curriculum: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/ontario-sexual-education-curriculum-election-1.4624512
Trans Allyship: https://www.glaad.org/transgender/allies
Trans and Non-Binary Youth Inclusivity in Sexual Health: Guidelines for sexual health service providers and educators
Sexual Health Fact Sheet: http://www.ppt.on.ca/facts/
Toronto Teen Survey (Planned Parenthood Toronto, 2009) http://www.ppt.on.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/TTS_report.pdf
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
Planned Parenthood Toronto: http://www.ppt.on.ca/services-and-programs/health-services/counselling-and-case-coordination/
Egale Canada: https://egale.ca/youthservices/
Stella's Place: https://stellasplace.ca
Mental Health Apps: https://au.reachout.com/tools-and-apps
HEALTH CARE AND CLINICS
Queer Community Connect:
A very comprehensive list of queer and/or trans friendly health resources (therapists, doctors, social workers, etc)
Anishnawbe Health Toronto
225 Queen Street East, Toronto ON, M5A 1S4. Phone number: 416-360-0486
179 Gerrard, St E, Toronto ON. Phone number: 416-920-2605
Parkdale Community Health Centre
1229 Queen Street West, Toronto ON, M6K 1L2
Sherbourne Health Center
333 Sherbourne Street, Toronto ON M5A 2S5
416-703-8482, ext. 100.
168 Bathurst Street, Toronto ON, M5V 2R4
Bay Center for Birth Control (BCBC)
76 Grenville Street, Women’s College Hospital, 3rd Floor, Toronto ON, M5S 1B2.
Men’s/Trans Clinic: 416-922-0603
Women’s/Trans Clinic: 416-922-0566
66 Gerrard Street East, 2nd floor, Toronto ON
Immigrant Women’s Health Centre
489 College Street, Suite 200, Toronto ON, M6G 1A5
Women’s Health in Women’s Hands
2 Carlton Street, Suite 500, Toronto ON, M5B 1J3