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DE helps Calgary Sexual Health Centre redefine how they address the needs of ethno-cultural communities

By Natasha Blanchet-Cohen, Concordia University

Project overview

calgary-sexual-health-centre-logoThe Calgary Sexual Health Centre (CSHC) works in Alberta to normalize sexual health with a focus on healthy bodies, healthy relationships and healthy communities. Initially, the developmental evaluation (DE) project was based on the desire to enhance CSHC’s current work to reach newcomer populations. Often the topic of sexual health is not included in programs or services targeted to newcomers, thus leaving these members at risk. To this end, CSHC had initiated FAIR (Families Achieving Inclusive Relationships) – a one year project involving the hiring of staff from an ethno-cultural community where participants would enrol in the sexual health-training program and then become advocates and facilitators of sexual health in their own communities and organizations.

CSHC chose to work with DE because the knowledge and skills gained would enhance their internal capacity to serve these communities. There was also a commitment to transferring this learning to other sexual health providers and immigrant serving organizations.

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NEW Innoweave Implementers!

innoweave-logo1-150x150Innoweave recently launched its latest round of coaching support for nonprofits across Canada. This customized coaching helps organizations use new tools and implement social innovation approaches to help them achieve and accelerate their impact.

To date, Innoweave has supported implementation coaching arrangements for more than 350 organizations across Canada and we’re pleased to announce some new recipients! More recipients will also be announced in the near future.

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