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] Teen Talk
Workshops for Teens (~14-20) and opportunities for peer education training

 

Rights

[Fact Sheet] Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights

[Website] Manitoba Human Rights Commission

[Law] Manitoba Human Rights Code

 

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

[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)

 

Teaching Sexuality Education

Canadian Best Practices
[Guide] Sexual Health Education in the Schools: Questions and Answers (SIECCAN: Updated 2015 Ontario Version) 
Responses to common myths about teaching sexuality education

[Guide] Canadian Guidelines for Sexual Health Education (SIECCAN) 
Theory and best practice on teaching 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: The Consent Game 

[Guide and Activities] 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

 

Youth Sexuality and Sexual Development

[Fact Sheet] Understanding Youth Development (ACT for Youth) 
Discussing phases of development physically and emotionally

[Fact Sheet] Talking About Sex with Youth (SERC)

[Website] ACT for Youth
Search for resources on youth development, adolescence, program planning, sexual health and more

[Report] Youth Health Survey Report 2012 (WHRA)
Report on the Youth Health Survey which surveyed Manitoba youth grades 7-12 on many different health topics including sexuality

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

 

Puberty

[Guide] Growing Up Okay! (Healthy Child Manitoba)
Guide on puberty appropriate for youth in Grade 5

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

 

Consent

[Fact Sheet] Consent

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

[Video] Tea Consent (Blue Seat Studios: Clean Version) 
Appropriate for all ages. Best for middle and high school years to discuss 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

[Fact Sheets] Safer Sex & STIs

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

[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

[Video] Lube It! (Sexual Health Centre Cumberland) 
Video on different types of lube with their advantages and disadvantages

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

[Website] Nine Circles: Manitoba’s HIV program 

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

 

Birth Control and Reproduction

[Fact Sheets] Birth Control

[Order Form] Birth Control Kit

[Video] The Birds and The Bees (Cut)
Parents explain (to varying degrees of success) reproduction to their children. This video could be used as an icebreaker to begin the conversation, not recommend as a teaching tool.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[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.

[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.

 

Supporting People Living with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities

[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] 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

 

Working with Newcomer Communities

[Fact Sheet] Cultural Safety (National Aboriginal Health Organization / Anishnawbe Health Toronto) 

[Website] MANSO: Manitoba Association of Newcomer Serving Organizations