Location: MacEwan Student Centre 390Z
Off Campus Resources
Crisis and Help Lines
24-Hour crisis line: 1-877-330-6366
24-Hour Domestic Violence Crisis Line: 403-934-6634
Toll Free Crisis Line: 1-877-934-6634
Address: PO Box 2162, Strathmore, AB T1P 1K2
Phone (24/7): 403-264-8336
Text (Evenings/Weekends): 587-333-2724
Mail: Trans Equality Society of Alberta, PO Box 2053 Edmonton Main, Edmonton, AB, T5J 2P4
We meet on the first Friday of the month in the Arusha space at CommunityWise (“Old Y”, room #106, 223 12 Ave SW, Calgary).
Health and Wellness
Primary Phone: 306-955-5129
Toll Free: 1-800-955-5129
Address: 700, 1509 Centre Street SW, Calgary, AB T2G 2E6
Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre
Address: 5th Floor 1213 – 4 ST SW T2R 0X7
Calgary location: 110 – 1603 10 Ave SW
Toll Free: 1-877-440-2437
Phone (Cell Centre): 403-691-5964
Contact: Lee Allard, LGBTQ Youth and Family Support Specialist
Phone: 403-283-5580 ext. 333
Advocacy and Awareness
Toll Free: 1-888-204-7777
Sports and Fitness
Resources for Parents and Teachers
Contact: Sean Alley
Address: Wild Rose United Church: 1317 – 1st Street NW, top floor lounge
You’ve got questions,we’ve got answers.
Admit it: you have questions about sex. Everybody does! That’s why the Students’ Union, SU Wellness Centre and the Women’s Resource Centre (WRC) are teaming up to bring you Sex Week.
Meet organizations in the Calgary community and on campus that are promoting sexual health and gender diversity.
You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers! Join us with our panel of professionals discuss everything sex and gender. Questions can be submitted anonymously to the question boxes around MacHall, or asked in person.
This event will be a live broadcast of the “Prayer and Private Parts” podcast done by Jill Thompson and Nick A Coates (https://www.prayerandprivateparts.com/about/). This particular episode is likely to focus on Gender Roles and Christianity.
What are your options for safe sex? Pills, IUDs, injections, gels… Join Dr. Lisa Ma for a rundown of the choices available and how to decide on a method that is best suited for you.
Relationships can be stressful… but healthy ones shouldn’t be. Come by to learn about different types of relationships, which stressors can impact a healthy balance, and who knows? Maybe you’ll even learn about true love, just in time for Valentine’s day…
Do you know a bit about BDSM and curious for more? Not too sure how to get started? Come on by to see demos of all sorts of fun toys and tools. Through it all you’ll gain more knowledge about how to be safe while partaking in BDSM and perhaps try it yourself!
Have you ever wondered what you would say if someone close to you told you they had experienced sexual violence? In this interactive session, the university’s Sexual Violence Support Advocate Carla Bertsch will teach you the dos and don’ts of responding to disclosures. You’ll also get information on resources available to anyone on the university campus so you can be well equipped to become a support in your community.
Come and join in on a conversation with some of our UofC Chaplains as they share their experiences with patriarchy and religion.
Come learn about how the brain reacts to traumatic situations with Carla Bertsch, the university’s Sexual Violence Support Advocate. This interactive session will focus on common responses to trauma, what they look like, and how they inform myths about sexual violence.
Are you interested in learning the basics of bondage? Join us as we explore the introduction to rope bondage basics with individual hands-on practice facilitated by Zemyn of Haven Kink. No need to bring your own rope, as rope will be provided! At the end of the event, rope and materials will be for sale if you enjoyed what you learned.
Participants need to be 18+ to attend and will be required to sign a waiver. No photography allowed.
Alphabet Soup: the ABCs of LGBTQ+. This presentation is an educational introduction to the LGBTQ+ community that discusses the complexities of language, how to respectfully discuss queer topics, how to debunk some common myths and provides other queer resources, as well as an opportunity for open, safe space question-and-answer period.
Join us to understand buzzwords and what they really mean (e.g., racialization, privilege, decolonization, ableism, normativity, transphobia, internalization, harm reduction, mad pride, genderqueer) and apply skills to real-life scenarios to work across difference. This session is facilitated by Karen B.K. Chan, an award-winning sex and emotional literacy educator in Toronto with 20+ years of experience.
Have you ever been confused looking at all the sex toys? Not knowing what toy to use or lube to buy? Join Alexa, an Adult Toy Educator from Hush Lingerie and More as she takes you on a journey of basic sex toy knowledge and how to be safe while having fun.
Join the Consent Awareness & Sexual Education Club (CASE) at the Black Lounge for the annual night of fun and trivia! Test your sex knowledge, win amazing baskets of sex toys and learn some new facts! This event is presented by CASE as part of the Ask First: Challenging Attitudes & Beliefs project. Participate in the Sex Trivia Night & Get a courtesy free pass until 10pm to the weekly Thursden afterwards!
When guilt is a major motivation for our actions, we can end up exhausted, resentful, and unfulfilled. Knowing where our guilt patterns come from is part of the way out of this habit. There are other skills and practices we can do to increase our tolerance for an overactive guilt response. This workshop will give you some things you can put to use immediately. This session is facilitated by Karen B.K. Chan, an award-winning sex and emotional literacy educator in Toronto with 20+ years of experience.
This panel provides a space for voices from the Non-Binary community to educate people on their identity and help provide resources for those interested in learning more.