Who We Are
- The Sex Information and Education Council of Canada (SIECCAN) is a
national registered charitable organization founded in 1964 to foster
professional education and public knowledge about sexuality and sexual
- SIECCAN works with health professionals, educators, and community
organizations to ensure that all Canadians have access to high quality
sexual health information, education, and related health and social
- SIECCAN members include individuals and organizations across Canada
who support the goal of providing all Canadians with access to high
quality sexual health information, education, and related health and
- SIECCAN is guided by an elected Board of Directors in consultation
with a National Professional Advisory Panel.
Executive Director: Michael
Information Services Coordinator: Mary
Research Coordinator: Alexander
Chairperson: Stephen Holzapfel,
The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality (CJHS): Established
in 1992, CJHS is a quarterly, peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal
indexed or abstracted in over 35 social science and medical data bases.
The journal prioritizes new and up-to-date research on sexual health of
Canadians conducted by Canadian scholars. The journal also publishes research
from other countries. The SIECCAN Newsletter
is co-published with CJHS twice a year and features program descriptions,
brief reports, resource reviews, and other content applicable to professional
Consultation and Research: SIECCAN has a strong and
extensive track record in support and consultation for public health agencies,
educators, community service organizations, school boards, academic institutions,
and governments. This work includes comprehensive literature review and
analysis, consultation on policy development, and collaboration in the
design and evaluation of research on sexual health.
Information Services: SIECCAN responds to requests for
up-to-date and reliable sexual health information. Our expertise and resources
serve media, researchers, program planners, clincians, and students.
WWW.sieccan.org: SIECCAN's regularly updated website
provides information about SIECCAN, conference announcements, complete
abstracts from CJHS from 1997 onwards, links to selected sexual health
research and education resources, full text PDFs of articles from CJHS
on sexual health in Canada, and PDFs of popular SIECCAN resource documents
such as Sexual Health Education in the Schools: Questions and Answers.