Yes, It Can Happen Here: Reflections from #CACHC18

This past week I had the chance to gather with many of my colleagues from community health across Canada and the Western U.S. as part of the Canadian Association of Community Health Centres (CACHC) 2018 Summit and AGM.   It was a wonderful opportunity to get together and talk about the community health movement and what we… Read More

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

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

Cultivating Leadership Presence- No More Busy

The first full week of May in Canada is recognized as mental health week, led by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA),  who are now celebrating 100 years of service.  This week can be viewed as a time to move the conversation around mental health forward, as well as be vocal – hence the annual campaign’s… Read More