Training Institute

Support for Service Providers in Manitoba

The Sexuality Education Resource Centre MB (SERC) Training Institute offers comprehensive full-day training opportunities, webinars and Lunch & Learn style events to support service providers in Manitoba. Each draws on expertise, up-to-date research, evidence-based approaches and local resources to enhance knowledge, skills and awareness on sexuality issues.

2018-2019 SERC Training Institute Flyer

Registration for the below courses are open to all.
If you are interested in a private training for your organization, please fill out this Training Request Form.

Creating Inclusive Health Care Environments

WINNIPEG: June 21, 2018, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm 
United Way Winnipeg • 580 Main Street

Sexuality is an important dimension of client health, and central to their health care experience. This training event goes beyond the basics of sexuality to support health care providers and clinic staff in their work fostering a safer and more inclusive environment for diverse sexual and gender identities.  READ MORE…

COST: $100.00 Regular / $75.00 Student Rate, includes snacks, coffee/tea and lunch.

Teaching Sexuality: Facilitation Skills for Teachers and Youth Service Providers – SUMMER INSTITUTE

WINNIPEG: August 14 & 15, 2018, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm 
SERC Office • 200-226 Osborne St. N (at York)

This specialized, two-day training event will prepare service providers who work directly with youth, and teachers responsible for human sexuality curricular learning outcomes, to integrate comprehensive sexuality education lessons and activities into their programs or classrooms.  READ MORE…

COST: $100.00 for both days. SERC is committed to supporting sexuality education for students. As such, the fee for this training institute is subsidized to promote accessibility and includes snacks, coffee/tea, and lunches.

Sexuality in our Work with Children and Youth

WINNIPEG: October 3, 2018 9:00 am – 4:00 pm 
Victoria Inn Hotel & Conference Centre • 1808 Wellington Ave.

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 or in youth service settings.  READ MORE…

COST: $100.00 Regular / $75.00 Student Rate, includes snacks, coffee/tea and lunch.

LGBT2SQ+ Allyship For Service Providers

BRANDON: December 5, 2018, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm 
Clarion Hotel • 3130 Victoria Ave.

Supporting diversity and promoting inclusion are essential components of working with people in culturally relevant and safe ways. This training event invites service providers to broaden their awareness and build capacity around Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Two-Spirit and Queer (LGBT2SQ+) identities and experiences. READ MORE…

COST: $100.00 Regular / $75.00 Student Rate, includes snacks, coffe/tea, lunch

Sexuality and Cultural Diversity

WINNIPEG: February 19, 2019, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm 
Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre • 1808 Wellington Ave.

Sexuality is complex and integral to social, mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing. This training event invites service providers from all sectors to examine how sexuality impacts their work with diverse cultures and the service experience for their clients. READ MORE…

COST: $100.00 Regular / $75.00 Student Rate, includes snacks, coffee/tea and lunch.

Sexuality in Our Work with Developmental Disabilities

WINNIPEG: January 30, 2019 9:00am to 4:00pm
Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre • 1808 Wellington Ave.

BRANDON: March 6, 2019, 9:00am to 4:00pm
Clarion Hotel  • 3130 Victoria Ave.

Healthy sexuality is a key component of overall health and wellness for all people, including people living with developmental disabilities. This introductory training event will take a rights-based approach to understanding the complexities, challenges and issues with respect to sexuality, in organizations that support people living with developmental disabilities. READ MORE…

COST: $100.00 Regular / $75.00 Student Rate, includes snacks, coffee/tea and lunch.

Free Half-Day Sessions

Our Selves, Our Daughters: A Culturally Competent Approach to Understanding Female Genital Circumcision

WINNIPEG: February 9, 2019, 9:30am to 12:30pm
SERC Office • 200-226 Osborne St. N (at York)

This free, half-day training opportunity will enhance your understanding of Female Circumcision (also known as Female Genital Cutting – FGC, or Female Genital Mutilation – FGM).  READ MORE…

COST: Free, light refreshments and coffee/tea provided.

STBBIs and Stigma: Tools and Approaches for Working With Youth

SERC Office • 200-226 Osborne St. N (at York)

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.  READ MORE…

COST: Free, light refreshments and coffee/tea provided.