The Teen Talk Approach to Sexual Health Education: Accurate. Nonjudgmental. Youth Friendly.

Written by Sarah Martens, Health Educator Peer Support Program, Teen Talk Comprehensive sex education is not just about sex, it’s about health.  We, as adults, as educators, have a responsibility to provide youth with accurate information and non-judgmental health services. It’s important to have these conversations because we know that ignoring these issues doesn’t mean… Read More

Teaching Sexuality: Facilitation Skills for Teachers and Youth Service Providers

SERC Training Institute Summer Training Opportunity Teaching Sexuality: Facilitation Skills for Teachers and Youth Service Providers Join us for a two-day Summer Institute that will equip teachers and youth service providers with sexuality education facilitation skills! This highly interactive workshop will cover a host of topics relevant to youth ages 12 and up, that align… Read More

STBBIs and Stigma: Tools and Approaches for Working With Youth

WINNIPEG: September 21, 2019, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm SERC Office • 200-226 Osborne St. N (at York) Register Now This free, half-day training opportunity will equip youth service providers with knowledge and tools to address stigmas associated with sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs) and their impact on youth sexual health. This interactive training… Read More

Sexuality in Our Work with Children and Youth

WINNIPEG: October 3, 2018, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm  Victoria Inn & Conference Centre • 1808 Wellington Ave. Register Now Sexuality is a core component of healthy child and youth development. Back by popular demand, this training event is designed to delve deeper into the unique needs of service providers who work directly with youth… Read More

‘Minding our Business’ for Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Week

 NEWS RELEASE For immediate release   ‘Minding our Business’ for Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Week SERC highlights interconnectedness of mental & sexual health    WINNIPEG, February 7, 2018 – Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Sexuality Education Resource Centre (SERC) is encouraging a dialogue about sexual and mental health as part of their ‘Minding our… Read More

Community Vision

About a year ago, I wrote a blog on what makes a community health centre.  It is something that I ponder often in my roles as Executive Director of Klinic and SERC (both identifying as Community Health Centres), as well as part of the Manitoba Association of Community Health (MACH), and Co-Chair of the Canadian Association of Community Health… Read More

Teen Healthy Relationships Project

The Teen Healthy Relationships Project is an evidence-based project derived from SERC’s work on healthy relationships and violence prevention. This project is a partnership between newcomer youth and the Peaceful Village, an innovative program providing after-school supports for newcomer youth and families throughout Winnipeg. Program facilitators work with educators and partner with community members to… Read More

Our Families Can Talk About Anything (OFTA)

Specialized Educational Workshops, Information and Referrals addressing Culture, Adaptation, Intergenerational Communication, and Healthy Relationships for Newcomers Our Families Can Talk about Anything! (OFTA) Program engages and educates recent newcomer adults and youth in healthy conversations and learning about relationships, parenting, and sexual health, within a settlement context.  The goal of the program is to support… Read More

Teen Talk Program

Teen Talk offers workshops and peer education training for youth, as well as training for service providers. Working with a youth friendly, harm reduction approach, our session topics include sexual health, mental health, body image, substance use, anti-oppression and dating relationships. Visit Teen Talk’s website here.