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Why Donate?

Think back to the lessons you learned about sexuality: who taught you? Where and when did it take place?
You might have received your sexuality education in school like the majority of adults today– before smartphones, social media, and increased access to sexually explicit media. It was likely before the #MeToo movement, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and the shift towards a society that celebrates sexual and gender diversity.

While some teachers, parents and caregivers are getting it right, unfortunately,
the vast majority of sexuality education that children and youth receive is from the internet, social media, peers and other often unreliable sources.
This can lead to misinformation, confusion and even shame about a healthy and important part of our lives.

SERC’s approach goes beyond prevention, addressing the many parts of sexual and reproductive health, including consent, sexual and gender identity, relationships, culture, and values.

“SERC is ‘it’ for sexuality education,
the services are well-known and are respected with stakeholders.
The competent staff are responsive to the needs of the community.”
-High School Teacher in Manitoba

What will my gift accomplish?

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A donation from you today helps us meet the demand for quality sexual and reproductive health education in Manitoba, which leads to:

  • Increased confidence and capacity to communicate and negotiate sexual boundaries
  • Increased awareness of the role that power plays in gender-based violence
  • Increased awareness of trustworthy resources and service providers
  • The prevention of unintended pregnancies and sexually-transmitted infections
  • The prevention of stigma and feelings of shame that impact mental health

 “It’s my body, my choice.
Thank you for teaching me that consent can be fun!”
-14-year-old Participant in SERC’s

Healthy Teen Relationships Program

Can I choose where my gift goes?

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Yes! You choose where gift goes, the amount, and how often you donate! All funds raised stay in Manitoba:

  1. The SERC #SexEdForEveryone Campaign: innovation and best practices in sexual health education
  2. The SERC Support for Newcomers Campaign: programming and services for Newcomer children, youth, parents and families
  3. The SERC Support for Youth Campaign: workshops for children and youth on topics such as consent, healthy sexuality, safer sexual health, etc.
  4. The SERC Support for Brandon Campaign: education, outreach and resources designed to meet the needs of Brandon and the WestMan region

If you have any questions or would like to discuss ways to support SERC, contact Leigh Anne Caron, Co-Executive Director, at 204-299-8475 or by email at:

Click this link to read our latest e-appeal sent to donors during Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Week 2023.

Leave a Gift in Your Will

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We are grateful to donors like you, who have chosen to include us in their will.  Your bequest is your legacy, and an enduring symbol of your commitment to the provision of safe, accessible and judgement free sexuality education for generations to come.

Legacy gifts made to SERC ensure we remain as Manitoba’s primary source for sexuality and reproductive health information and advocacy. You may choose to leave an undesignated legacy gift, to be used according to the needs and priorities identified by SERC at the time your gift is received.  You may also choose to designate your gift to a specific program operated by SERC or to its Endowment Fund, held in perpetuity at The Winnipeg Foundation.

Whether you choose to designate your legacy gift or not, know that SERC remains grateful for your foresight and commitment to the work we do.

Ways to Leave Your Legacy Gift

Gift in your Will (Bequest)

You can make a gift in you Will for a specific dollar amount, percentage, or residue of an estate. Your estate receives a tax receipt for your gift, which can reduce taxes owing.

To leave a gift in your will to SERC, please print and complete the form below to submit to your lawyer or financial advisor:

SERC Codicil – Bequest Language 

Retirement funds

You can name SERC  as the beneficiary of your RRSP, RRIF, or TFSA. Your estate will receive a tax receipt that can be used to offset taxes owing.

Gifts of Life Insurance

You can name SERC as the beneficiary of an existing policy, donate an existing policy, or purchase a policy to donate. Each option includes tax benefits for your estate or during your lifetime.

For more information about legacy giving, please contact Leigh Anne Caron, Co-Executive Director, at 204-299-8475 or by email at:

Buy SERC a Book

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Did you know that SERC has an Amazon Wish List? Here, you’ll find a list of books that we’d like to have in our free lending library. Having these books in our library means that they would be available for our local communities in Winnipeg and Brandon to borrow, free of charge. Buying SERC a book is a great way to make a big impact with a small, one-time cost.

View SERC’s Amazon Wish List


To buy SERC a book, simply select the book you’d like to buy, enter your billing information, and enter the address of our Winnipeg or Brandon office as the shipping address.

SERC Winnipeg’s Shipping Address:

Sexuality Education Resource Centre

167 Sherbrook Street

Winnipeg, MB

R3C 2B7 Canada

SERC Brandon’s Shipping Address:

Sexuality Education Resource Centre

Unit B-345 10th Street

Brandon, MB

R7A 4E9 Canada

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