Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) is an essential component of personal health and healthy living. SRH is diverse and complex: it will mean different things to many people.
In 2014, The Canadian Federation for Sexual Health (formerly Planned Parenthood Canada), Action Canada for Population and Development (ACPD) and Canadians for Choice joined to become one strong unified voice for sexual and reproductive health. The new organization, Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights, was formed.
As a result, Action Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Public Health Association, took on SRH Awareness Week. In an effort to help people better care for their whole self, SRH Awareness Week seeks to increase awareness, normalize SRH discourse, and reduce stigma.
In 2014 and 2015, “Heart Your Parts” was Action Canada’s SRH week theme. This theme focused on the importance of caring for one’s whole self, to empower positive relationships and good sexual health. This year, Action Canada has titled their SRH week “What is Your Relationship Status?” This theme is emphasizing the important relationship between health care providers and individuals.
Island Sexual Health Society’s (ISHS) 2016 SRH week events will include both the “Heart Your Parts” theme, and the “What is Your Relationship Status?” theme. Discussion will focus on engaging folks around how they “heart their parts,” and what barriers people face in accessing and receiving SRH services.
Our SRH events will be held:
- February 10th 10am-2pm, at Saanich Commonwealth Place
- February 11th 10am-2pm, at Camosun Lansdowne.
Stop by and see us for resources, safer sex supplies, and a chance to win some great prizes!
HUGE thanks to our amazing supporters:
- Habit Coffee (Chinatown)
- Fernwood Coffee
- Serious Coffee
- Northern Quarter
- Frisky Business
- Vancouver Island Women’s Clinic
- Victoria Native Friendship Centre
- Victoria Disability Resource Centre
- Camosun College Student Society
- Camosun College PRIDE
Action Canada for Sexual Health & Rights (2015). Sexual and reproductive health week.