News & Updates

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

Teen Talk Workshops

With the new school year starting, we also begin a new year of Teen Talk workshops. This year, Eveline Buehlmann will be managing intake requests for our Workshops for Youth program.  To help teachers, programs, communities and us plan for the fall we are encouraging requests to be submitted by September 17th so that we can… 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

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

Rights From the Start, Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health in a National Pharmacare Strategy

You are cordially invited to attend Rights From the Start, Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health in a National Pharmacare Strategy, a panel discussion in honour of the Federal Provincial and Territorial Health Ministers’ Summit. While momentum builds for a National Pharmacare Strategy, a progressive coalition of health advocates are joining forces to ensure that a truly… 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