Second Place: Bentley Awards of Excellence

We are absolutely thrilled to be the recipient of a 2021 Helen and Fred Bentley Awards of Excellence from Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights! The Helen and Fred Bentley Awards of Excellence recognize sexual health innovation and leadership in communities across Canada. We are so honoured to receive second place for our Knowledge Into Action (KiA) Program, a capacity-building and prevention initiative that increases knowledge and reduces risk around HIV/STBBIs among African newcomer communities.

Other winning programs include South Shore Sexual Health, who took first place for their TransFORMATION Closet, which offers free / pay-what-you-can gender-affirming gear to anyone who needs it, and the Sexual Health Network of Quebec, who took third place for The Teachers Tool Box, a collection of classroom activities designed to teach Quebec’s sexuality education mandatory content, from Kindergarten to Grade 11.

Visit Action Canada’s website for more information about the awards.