Online Resources

SERC Workshops

[Service Provider] Training Institute 
Support for service providers Manitoba wide: public events (paid & free) as well as customizable on site workshops or lunch & learn presentations.

[Community] Workshops 
Workshops on a variety of sexual and reproductive health topics for communities including parents/guardians, youth and newcomers.

[Youth] Youth Workshops
Workshops for youth in grades 5+ (~10-20) and opportunities for peer education training.

 

Rights

[Fact Sheet] Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights

[Website] Manitoba Human Rights Commission

[Law] Manitoba Human Rights Code

[Video] What are Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights?

 

Harm Reduction Strategies for Health Care Providers

[Guide] Discussing Sexual Health, Harm Reduction and STBBIs (Canadian Public Health Association) 
Guide for health care providers and community workers doing health assessments in a way that reduces stigma.

 

General Sexuality Resources

[Infographic] Sexuality Wheel
Similar to a medicine wheel, the sexuality wheel is a tool that can be used to start conversations. Use it to broaden the definition of sexuality or discuss each section alone.

[Website] Everybody Curious
Canadian-based web series of sexual education topics for middle and high school aged youth.

[Website] Native Youth Sexual Health Network 
Organization by and for Indigenous youth working on issues around sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice across Turtle Island (Canada & USA)

[Website] Nuance
Toronto-based writing and information for and by im/migrant youth on different sexual health topics.

[Website] Sex & U
Many fact sheets on sexual and reproductive health topics

 

Teaching Sexuality Education

Canadian Best Practices
[Guide] Questions and Answers: Sexual Health Education in Schools and Other Settings (Updated 2020)
Responses to common myths about teaching sexuality education

[Guide]  Canadian Guidelines for Sexual Health Education (SIECCAN 2019)
Theory and best practice on teaching and evaluating sexuality education in Canada

Manitoba Curricular Resources
[Guide] Guide to Support Manitoba Provincial Physical Education/Health Education for Grades K-8 
Curricular outcomes and resources directly from the Province. Written in 1998, Updated in 2005

[Guide] Guide to Support Manitoba Provincial Physical Education/Health Education for Grades 9-10 
Curricular outcomes and resources directly from the Province. Written in 1998, Updated in 2005

[Guide] Framework of Outcomes for Manitoba Curriculum for Senior Years Human Ecology
Curricular outcomes in Family Studies updated in 2018 to include sexual and gender identity as well as the sexuality wheel.

Activities and Facilitation Guides
[Activity] Touch Talk – Virtual
Virtual version of Touch Talk activity to practice communication skills around sexual consent.

[Guide and Activities] Teen Talk Service Provider Manual and Teen Talk Activities Binder
Teen Talk’s proven activities with facilitator notes, curricular outcomes and background information.

[Guide & Activities] Beyond the Basics (Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights) 
Theory and best practice on teaching sexuality education. Also includes many activities with facilitator notes. Sign up for their free online portal

Guides for Parents & Guardians
[Website] Teaching Sexual Health – A resource for parents & guardians (Government of Alberta) 
Information on starting age appropriate conversations about sexuality at home

[Guide] Sexuality and Disability: A Guide for Parents (Alberta Health Services)
Guide for parents and guardians to discuss sexuality with children living with intellectual and developmental disabilities

 

Puberty

[Activity] Puberty Changes – Virtual
Virtual version of Puberty Changes activity to help facilitate discussions about common changes during puberty.

[Fact Sheet] Puberty, including section for trans youth (Centre for Sexuality)
Guide on puberty including a section for transgender youth

 

Consent

[Activity] Touch Talk – Virtual
Virtual version of Touch Talk activity to practice communication skills around sexual consent.

[Fact Sheet] Consent

[Video] Consent for Kids (Blue Seat Studios)
Appropriate for Grade 5 and below to talk about consent

[Video] Cycling Through Consent (Western University) 
Longer video appropriate for all ages. Best for high school and post secondary students to discuss consent

[Video] Parents Explain: Consent (Cut) 
Parents (of varying degrees of success) explain consent to their children. A good icebreaker video to begin the discussion, not necessarily a teaching video.

 

STBBIs and Safer Sex

[Activity] Condom Line Up Game (Alberta Health Services) 
Classroom activity where teams line up the order of instructions on how to use an external condom.

[Article] Let’s Talk About Lube
New York based Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Centre shares information about lube.

[Fact Sheets] Safer Sex & STIs

[Order Form] “Need Condoms?” Condom ordering program

[Report] Heads Up! Campaign Survey 2014 (WRHA)
Evaluation of the effects of the Heads Up! safer sex campaign on youth in Manitoba.

[Question Box] Sex Friendly Manitoba
Nine Circles answers questions about STBBIs.

[Website] CATIE: Canada’s source for HIV and hepatitis C information 

[Website] Nine Circles: Manitoba’s HIV program 

 

Birth Control and Reproduction

[Fact Sheets] Birth Control

[Order Form] Birth Control Order Form 2021

 

Gender, Sexual and Relational Diversity Inclusion
(2SLGBTQ+)

[Directory] Two Spirit Directory (National Confederacy of Two-Spirit Organizations, 2013)
Resource directory of Two Spirit organizations with a youth section provided by Native Youth Sexual Health Network.

[Guide] Supporting Transgender and Gender Diverse Students in Manitoba Schools (Province of Manitoba)
Information and tools to create a welcoming environment for transgender and gender diverse students.

[Guide / Infographics] Creating Authentic Spaces (The 519)
Set of infographics and creating a welcoming environment for transgender people with an accompanying toolkit.

[Infographic] Gender and Sexuality Galaxies (Action Canada) 
Graphic going beyond spectrums and showing identity as galaxies. Includes some vocabulary and definition suggestions.

[Infographic] Gender Unicorn (Trans Student Educational Resources)
Graphic to visually explore sex, gender and attraction.

[Reflection Tool] My Gender Journey (Gender Spectrum)
A resource for service providers and individuals to explore their own gendered experience and how it impacts their professional work.

[Website] Family Acceptance Project 
Research, policy, education and tools to support families with 2SLGBTQ+ children.

[Website] Rainbow Resource Centre 
Serving Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario’s 2SLGBTQ+ community through education, support and resources. Including programs for youth and older adults.

[Website] Two-Spirited People of Manitoba
Manitoba organization keeping Two Spirit history and culture in Manitoba.

 

Supporting People Living with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities

[Curriculum] Tell It Like It Is
Saskatchewan-based Sexual Education curriculum for those living with intellectual disabilities; includes ideas to adapt for different program needs.

[Guide] Sexuality and Disability: A Guide for Parents (Alberta Health Services)
Guide for parents and guardians to discuss sexuality with children living with intellectual and developmental disabilities

[Guide] Promoting Sexual and Reproductive Health for Persons with Disabilities (WHO/UNFPA)
Rights based framework for including people living with disabilities in their sexual and reproductive health

[Report] Disability, Sexuality and Intimacy
Study by multiple people include two living with disabilities. See the facilitated dating guide at the end

[Report] Sexual Consent Capacity Assessment with Older Adults 
Explores different assessments for consensual capacity

[Website] Disability Action Hall: Right to Love 
Alberta based advocacy group with information on people with disabilities right to love. See their video series linked on this page

 

Sexting and Digital Literacy

[Guide] Is That Legal?
Canadian resource that discusses age of consent law and sexting.

[Guide] Reporting of Child Protection and Child Abuse (Province of Manitoba)

[Website] Intimate Images and Sexual Violence (CyberTip.ca) 
Information and reporting of abuse on intimate images shared online

[Website] Needhelpnow.ca 
Help when an intimate image is shared online without consent

[Reports and Fact Sheets] Sexting (MediaSmarts)
Information on why youth sext with resources for parents, guardians and teachers to have a discussion with youth about these issues

 

Trauma Informed Practice

[Guide] A Guide to Trauma Informed Sex Education
How to create a trauma informed environment when teaching sexuality education

[Guide] The Trauma Toolkit (Klinic)
This document goes more in depth on what trauma is and how to work with those experiencing trauma