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The Sexual Health Education Resource Directory provides sexual health education materials on a variety of topics.

Provincial/Territorial Sexual Health Education Resources provide educators with available curriculum documents from each province/territory.

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Le gouvernement du Nouveau-Brunswick: Intermédiaire (6-8 année): Mieux-être personnel

Educators

Healthy Relationships and Dating, Gender Identity & Gender Expression, Sexual Orientation, Bodies (puberty+anatomy+body image), General Information

Curriculum

French

New Brunswick

Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights: Free Comprehensive Sex-Ed Activities for your Classroom

Educators

Reproductive Health, Bodies (puberty+anatomy+body image), Technology Use & Media Literacy, Gender Identity & Gender Expression, Sexual Orientation, Healthy Relationships and Dating, General Information

Activity

English

Canada

Government of New Brunswick: Middle Block (Grades 6-8): Personal Wellness Curriculum

Educators

Healthy Relationships and Dating, Gender Identity & Gender Expression, Sexual Orientation, Bodies (puberty+anatomy+body image), General Information

Curriculum

English

New Brunswick

Le gouvernement du Nouveau-Brunswick: Élémentaire (3-5 année): Mieux-être personnel

Educators

Bodies (puberty+anatomy+body image), Personal Safety, Healthy Relationships and Dating, General Information

Curriculum

French

New Brunswick

Government of New Brunswick: Elementary Block (Grades 3-5): Personal Wellness Curriculum

Educators

Bodies (puberty+anatomy+body image), Personal Safety, Healthy Relationships and Dating, General Information

Curriculum

English

New Brunswick

BC Society of Transition Houses: Violence is Preventable Facilitators Guide

Educators

Safe Spaces, Personal Safety, Gender Equality (Gender Norms; Roles; and Stereotypes), Values and Rights, Healthy Relationships and Dating, Gender Identity & Gender Expression, Mental Health and Wellbeing, Consent Boundaries and Autonomy

Guide

English

Canada

BC Society of Transition Houses: Violence is Preventable for Very Important People

Children

Access to Services

Video

English

Canada

BC Society of Transition Houses: Violence is Preventable Curriculum For Grades K - 12

Educators

Safe Spaces, Gender Identity & Gender Expression

Curriculum

English

Canada

BC Society of Transition Houses: In Every Classroom: Schools as Partners in Supporting Children & Youth Exposed to Domestic Violence

Educators

Access to Services

Video

English

Canada

BC Society of Transition Houses retrieved from BC Teachers' Federation: Violence is Preventable Program (VIP)

Children, Youth, Indigenous peoples, Parents, Educators

Safe Spaces, Gender Equality (Gender Norms; Roles; and Stereotypes), Healthy Relationships and Dating, Access to Services, General Information

Guide, Brochure, Infographic, Lesson Plan

English

Canada

BC Society of Transition Houses: VIP Postcard Grades K – 4

Children

Healthy Relationships and Dating, General Information

Activity

English

Canada

BC Society of Transition Houses: VIP Wallet Card

Children, Youth

General Information

Fact Sheet

English

Canada

BC Society of Transition Houses: VIP Postcard Grades 8 – 12

Children, Youth

Healthy Relationships and Dating

Activity

English

Canada

Courage to Act: Developing a National draft Framework to Address and Prevent Gender-Based Violence at Post-Secondary Institutions in Canada

Adults, Young Adults, Youth with Disabilities

Gender Equality (Gender Norms; Roles; and Stereotypes), Values and Rights, Trauma-Informed Education

Toolkit

English

Canada

Dandelion Initiative: Gender-Based Violence Learning Portal

Youth, Adults

Consent Boundaries and Autonomy

Resource Directory

English

Canada

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection: It is a Big Deal Activity Book Grades 9-12

Youth

Consent Boundaries and Autonomy, Healthy Relationships and Dating

Activity

English

Canada

Teaching Sexual Health.ca: Understanding Consent

Youth

Consent Boundaries and Autonomy

Video

English

Canada

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection: Be Smart, Strong & Safe

Youth

Consent Boundaries and Autonomy, Healthy Relationships and Dating

Informational Booklet

English

Canada

The Alberta Teacher's Association: Safe and Caring Schools for Two Spirit Youth

Educators, Indigenous peoples

Indigenous Perspectives, Safe Spaces, Consent Boundaries and Autonomy

Toolkit

English

Canada

Teaching Sexual Health.ca: CALM: Understanding Consent 1

Educators

Consent Boundaries and Autonomy

Lesson Plan

English

Canada

Teaching Sexual Health.ca: MORE THAN FRIENDS - DATING AND HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS

Educators

Healthy Relationships and Dating

Lesson Plan

English

Canada

Teaching Sexual Health.ca: Consent 1: Grade 9

Educators

Consent Boundaries and Autonomy

Lesson Plan

English

Canada

Teaching Sexual Health.ca: Consent 2: Grade 9

Educators

Consent Boundaries and Autonomy

Lesson Plan

English

Canada

The Alberta Teacher's Association: Prisme: Trousse d'outils pour créer un espace protégé propice aux discussions sur les minorités sexuelles

Éducateurs

Équité des genres (Normes et rôles de genres et stéréotypes), Identité et expression de genre

Activité

French

Canada

The Alberta Teacher's Association: Toolkit for Safe and Caring Discussions About Sexual and Gender Minorities: For Elementary Schools

Educators

Gender Equality (Gender Norms; Roles; and Stereotypes), Gender Identity & Gender Expression

Toolkit

English

Canada

The Alberta Teacher's Association: Toolkit for Safe and Caring Discussions About Sexual and Gender Minorities: For Secondary Schools

Educators

Gender Identity & Gender Expression, Gender Equality (Gender Norms; Roles; and Stereotypes), Forms of violence and abuse

Toolkit

English

Canada

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection: What's the Deal Activity Book 7/8

Children

Healthy Relationships and Dating

Activity

English

Canada

Courage to Act: Knowledge Centre

Young Adults

Gender Equality (Gender Norms; Roles; and Stereotypes), Values and Rights, Trauma-Informed Education, Forms of violence and abuse

Resource Directory

English

Canada

Teaching Sexual Health.ca: Abuse: Grade 8

Educators

Healthy Relationships and Dating

Lesson Plan

English

Canada

Teaching Sexual Health.ca: CALM: Understanding Consent 2

Educators

Consent Boundaries and Autonomy, Bystander Intervention - Advocacy

Lesson Plan

English

Canada

Rehearsed: Collaborative online role playing game focused on safer sex communication

Youth

Safer Sex

Activity

English

Canada, International

SIECCAN: Canadian University Students Report Decreased Access to Sexual Health Services During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Adults

COVID-19, Reproductive Health, STIs (including HIV), General Information

Infographic

English

Canada

SIECCAN/Trojan: Sexual Health and COVID-19

Adults, Youth

COVID-19, Love & Relationships, Reproductive Health, Pregnancy &/or Contraception, Safer Sex, General Information, Consent Boundaries and Autonomy

Fact Sheet

English

Canada

SIECCAN: Canadian University Students Report Changes in Their Sexual Behaviour and Well-Being During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Adults

COVID-19, Love & Relationships, Technology Use & Media Literacy, General Information

Infographic

English

Canada

Mayo Clinic: Sex and Coronavirus- Can You Get COVID-19 from Sexual Actitivy?

Adults, Youth

COVID-19, General Information

Informational webpage

English

Canada

Planned Parenthood: COVID-19 and Your Sexual Health

Adults, Youth

COVID-19, Love & Relationships, Reproductive Health, Safer Sex, Sexual & Gender Based Violence, Consent Boundaries and Autonomy, General Information

Informational webpage

English

Canada

CATIE: Sex in a Pandemic

Adults, Youth

COVID-19, Safer Sex, STIs (including HIV), General Information

Informational webpage

English

Canada

Western University Violence Against Women & Children Learning Network: Sexual Violence & COVID-19

Adults, Women

COVID-19, Sexual & Gender Based Violence

Infographic

English

Canada

Saskatchewan Prevention Institute: Sexual Health Information for Educators

Youth

Disabilities, Gender Identity & Gender Expression, Sexual Orientation, General Information

Informational webpage

English

Canada

Western University Violence Against Women & Children Learning Network: Resources on Gender-Based Violence and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Adults, BIPOC, Indigenous peoples, Women, Youth, 2SLGBTQINA+

COVID-19, Sexual & Gender Based Violence

Resource Directory

English

Canada

Saskatoon Sexual Health: Indigenizing Sex Ed Resource

Adults, BIPOC, Indigenous peoples, Youth

Indigenous Perspectives, General Information

Informational Booklet

English

Canada

SIECCAN: Secondary Student Fact Sheet: Relationships, Sexual Health, & COVID-19 - What Do I Need to Know?

Youth

COVID-19, Love & Relationships, Reproductive Health, Safer Sex, Technology Use & Media Literacy

Fact Sheet

English

Canada

SIECCAN: Providing Effective Sexual Health Education During COVID-19: Suggestions for Educators

Youth

COVID-19, Love & Relationships, Technology Use & Media Literacy

Informational Booklet

English

Canada

Sex Life Saskatoon

Adults, Youth, 2SLGBTQINA+

Bodies (puberty+anatomy+body image), Gender Identity & Gender Expression, Love & Relationships, Reproductive Health, Abortion, Pregnancy &/or Contraception, Safer Sex, Sexual & Gender Based Violence, Sexual & Reproductive Rights, Sexual Orientation, STIs (including HIV), General Information, Consent Boundaries and Autonomy

General Website

English

Canada

MediaSmarts and the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute: Teaching Sex Ed Digital Literacy Skills

Youth

Technology Use & Media Literacy

Video

English

Canada

SIECCAN: Youth, COVID-19 and Sexual Health- Background Information for Educators

Youth, 2SLGBTQINA+

COVID-19, Love & Relationships, Reproductive Health, Safer Sex, STIs (including HIV), Technology Use & Media Literacy, Consent Boundaries and Autonomy

Informational Booklet

English

Canada

SIECCAN: Elementary Student Factsheet: Friendships, Relationships & COVID-19 - Things To Think About

Youth

COVID-19, Love & Relationships, Technology Use & Media Literacy

Fact Sheet

English

Canada

Western University Violence Against Women & Children Learning Network: Infographic Index

Adults, Women, Youth

Sexual & Gender Based Violence, Consent Boundaries and Autonomy

Infographic

English

Canada

SIECCAN: Sexual Assault in Canada- Legal Definitions, Statistics, and Frontline Responses

Adults, Women, Youth

Sexual & Gender Based Violence, Consent Boundaries and Autonomy

Report

English

Canada

SIECCAN: Consent to Sexual Activity: Definitions, Issues, and Priorities for Sexual Health Education

Adults, Youth

Sexual & Gender Based Violence, Consent Boundaries and Autonomy

Report

English

Canada

Saleema Noon Sexual Health Educators: Sexual Pleasure

Youth, Adults

Bodies (puberty+anatomy+body image), General Information

Informational webpage

English

Canada

Saleema Noon Sexual Health Educators: Gender Identity & Sexual Attraction

Youth, 2SLGBTQINA+

Gender Identity & Gender Expression, Sexual Orientation

Fact Sheet

English

Canada

Saleema Noon Sexual Health Educators: 10 Good Reasons To Start Talking About Body Science Early

Parents, Youth

Bodies (puberty+anatomy+body image), General Information

Fact Sheet

English

Canada

Saleema Noon Sexual Health Educators: Consent, Safety, and Respect

Parents, Youth

Consent Boundaries and Autonomy

Fact Sheet

English

Canada

Saleema Noon Sexual Health Educators: A Tik Tok Guide for Parents

Parents, Youth

Technology Use & Media Literacy

Fact Sheet

English

Canada

Saleema Noon Sexual Health Educators: Helpful Handouts & Links

Parents, Youth

Bodies (puberty+anatomy+body image), Gender Identity & Gender Expression, Sexual Orientation, Consent Boundaries and Autonomy, General Information

Informational webpage

English

Canada

Media Smarts: Pornography

Youth

Technology Use & Media Literacy

Informational webpage

English

Canada

PEERS Alliance PEI

Adults, Youth, 2SLGBTQINA+

General Information

Resource Directory

English

Canada

AIDS Community Care Montreal: SextEd

Adults, Youth, 2SLGBTQINA+

Bodies (puberty+anatomy+body image), Gender Identity & Gender Expression, Love & Relationships, Reproductive Health, Abortion, Pregnancy &/or Contraception, Safer Sex, Sexual & Gender Based Violence, Sexual Orientation, STIs (including HIV), General Information, Consent Boundaries and Autonomy

Informational webpage

English

Canada

Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights: Sexual Health Information Hub

Adults, Parents, Seniors, Youth

Bodies (puberty+anatomy+body image), Love & Relationships, Reproductive Health, Abortion, Pregnancy &/or Contraception, Safer Sex, STIs (including HIV)

General Website

English

Canada

Know Your Status: Understanding Consent in Canada

Adults, Youth

Consent Boundaries and Autonomy

Infographic

English

Canada

AIDS Community Care Montreal: Teacher's Sex Ed Toolkit

Youth

General Information

Informational webpage

English

Canada

Media Smarts: Sexual Exploitation

Youth

Sexual & Gender Based Violence, Technology Use & Media Literacy, Consent Boundaries and Autonomy

Informational webpage

English

Canada

Media Smarts: Sexting

Youth

Technology Use & Media Literacy

Informational webpage

English

Canada

Media Smarts: Gender Representation

Youth

Gender Identity & Gender Expression, Technology Use & Media Literacy

Informational webpage

English

Canada

Jackson Katz TED Talk: Violence Against Women - It's a Men's Issue

Adults

Gender Identity & Gender Expression, Sexual & Gender Based Violence

Video

English

International

Ben Hurst TEDx Talk: Boys Won't Be Boys- Boys Will Be What We Teach Them to Be

Adults, Youth

Gender Identity & Gender Expression, Sexual & Gender Based Violence

Video

English

International

Canadian Down Syndrome Society: Mind and Body-Answers to Your Questions

Adults, Youth

Bodies (puberty+anatomy+body image), Disabilities, Love & Relationships, Reproductive Health, Pregnancy &/or Contraception, Safer Sex, Sexual Orientation, STIs (including HIV), Consent Boundaries and Autonomy

Informational Booklet

English

Canada

Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights: Abortion Services in Canada

Adults, Women, Youth

Abortion, Reproductive Health

Infographic

English

Canada

Trans Care BC: Chest Construction Surgery Workbook

Adults, Youth, 2SLGBTQINA+

Bodies (puberty+anatomy+body image), Gender Identity & Gender Expression

Informational Booklet

English

Canada

Autism Nova Scotia: Sexuality Resources

Adults, Youth

Bodies (puberty+anatomy+body image), Disabilities, Gender Identity & Gender Expression, Love & Relationships, Reproductive Health, Pregnancy &/or Contraception, Safer Sex, Sexual Orientation, Consent Boundaries and Autonomy, General Information

Informational webpage

English

Canada

Know Your Status: HIV and AIDS

Adults

STIs (including HIV)

Video

English

Canada

Rainbow Coalition of Yellowknife

Youth, 2SLGBTQINA+

Gender Identity & Gender Expression, Sexual Orientation, General Information

General Website

English

Canada

Arctic Smash: Strength, Masculinities, and Sexual Health

Youth

Gender Identity & Gender Expression, General Information

General Website

English

Canada

Trans Care BC: All You Need to Know About Tucking

Adults, Youth, 2SLGBTQINA+

Bodies (puberty+anatomy+body image), Gender Identity & Gender Expression

Fact Sheet

English

Canada

FOXY (Fostering Open eXpression among Youth)

Women, Youth

Gender Identity & Gender Expression, General Information

General Website

English

Canada

Trans Care BC: All You Need to Know About Binding

Adults, Youth, 2SLGBTQINA+

Bodies (puberty+anatomy+body image), Gender Identity & Gender Expression

Fact Sheet

English

Canada

TASC (Talking about Sexuality in Canadian Communities)

Adults, Youth

Bodies (puberty+anatomy+body image), Disabilities, Gender Identity & Gender Expression, Love & Relationships, Reproductive Health, Abortion, Pregnancy &/or Contraception, Safer Sex, Sexual & Gender Based Violence, Sexual Orientation, STIs (including HIV), Technology Use & Media Literacy, General Information, Consent Boundaries and Autonomy

General Website

English

Canada

Emily Nagoski: The Truth About Unwanted Arousal

Adults, Youth

Bodies (puberty+anatomy+body image), Sexual & Gender Based Violence, Consent Boundaries and Autonomy

Video

English

International

Trans Care BC: Vaginoplasty and Vulvoplasty Surgery Workbook

Adults, Youth, 2SLGBTQINA+

Bodies (puberty+anatomy+body image), Gender Identity & Gender Expression

Informational Booklet

English

Canada

Know Your Status: A Toolkit for HIV Programs in Saskatchewan First Nations

Adults, BIPOC, Indigenous peoples

Indigenous Perspectives, STIs (including HIV)

Guidelines

English

Canada

Teaching Sexual Health: Sexuality and Disability - Guide for Parents

Parents

Bodies (puberty+anatomy+body image), Disabilities, Sexual & Gender Based Violence, Sexual Orientation, STIs (including HIV), Pregnancy &/or Contraception, Consent Boundaries and Autonomy

Informational Booklet

English

Canada

Public Health Agency of Canada: Questions and Answers- Sexual Health Education for Youth with Physical Disabilities

Youth

Disabilities, General Information

Informational Booklet

English

Canada

Opé trans masculinisantes

2SLGBTQINA+

Identité de genre et expression de genre

Information dans un livret

French

International

Drawing the Line on Sexual Violence: An E-Learning Module for Secondary Educators

Youth

Sexual & Gender Based Violence

Informational Booklet

English

Canada

Shore Centre: Dating and Relationships Grade 7 and 8

Youth

Love & Relationships, Safer Sex

Informational Booklet

English

Canada

Services d’avortement adaptés aux réalités trans

2SLGBTQINA+

Voir tous, Identité de genre et expression de genre, Santé génésique, Avortement

Information dans un livret

French

Canada

Shore Centre: Addressing Pornography in the Classroom

Youth

Technology Use & Media Literacy

Informational Booklet

English

Canada

La sexualité, comment en parler? Guide pratique d’éducation sexuelle à l’attention des parents d’adolescents et de jeunes adultes ayant une trisomie 21

Adultes, Jeunes, Parents

Voir tous, Handicaps

Information dans un livret

French

Canada

L'impossible devient possible mieux comprendre i=i

Adultes

Voir tous, ITS (y compris le VIH)

Infographique

French

International

Questions et réponses L'identité sexuelle à l'école

Jeunes, 2SLGBTQINA+

Voir tous, Général

Rapport

French

Canada

The 519: Creating Authentic Spaces - A Gender Identity and Gender Expression Toolkit to Support the Implementation of Institutional and Social Change

Adults, Youth, 2SLGBTQINA+

Gender Identity & Gender Expression

Policy

English

Canada

Gender Inclusive Biology

Adults, Youth, 2SLGBTQINA+

Bodies (puberty+anatomy+body image), Gender Identity & Gender Expression, General Information

General Website

English

International

Livret des methodes de la contraception

Femmes

Voir tous, Santé génésique, Grossesse et/ou contraception, Sexe plus sécuritaire

Information dans un livret

French

Canada

Shore Centre: Consent

Adults, Youth

Consent Boundaries and Autonomy

Informational Booklet

English

Canada

Manuel d'écriture inclusive : Faites progresser l'égalité femmes · hommes par votre manière d'écrire

2SLGBTQINA+

Voir tous, Identité de genre et expression de genre

Information dans un livret

French

Canada

Scarleteen

Youth

Bodies (puberty+anatomy+body image), Disabilities, Gender Identity & Gender Expression, Love & Relationships, Reproductive Health, Abortion, Pregnancy &/or Contraception, Safer Sex, Sexual & Gender Based Violence, Sexual & Reproductive Rights, Sexual Orientation, STIs (including HIV), Technology Use & Media Literacy, General Information, Consent Boundaries and Autonomy

General Website

English

International

Opé trans féminisantes

2SLGBTQINA+

Voir tous, Identité de genre et expression de genre

Information dans un livret

French

International

Shore Centre: The Basics of Menopause

Adults, Women

Bodies (puberty+anatomy+body image)

Informational Booklet

English

Canada

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