Press advisory: Action Canada launching new book and campaign that support human rights based sex-ed

Posted on September, 22 2017 by Action Canada

Thursday, 28 September 2017 7PM-10PM
Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto

The research is clear, young people want guidance on more than just “the birds and the bees” or how to put on a condom (Rick Weissbourd, Harvard) and many educators are nervous and hesitant to teach these topics because of what they perceive to be their own lack of knowledge, skills, confidence, and comfort (Jacqueline Cohen, Sandra Byers and Heather Sears, University of New Brunswick). That is why Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights is thrilled to be launching a new resource for educators on sexuality and sexual health called Beyond the Basics as well as a comprehensive sexuality education campaign.

Beyond the Basics addresses the gaps in existing sex-ed by offering the tools to teach young people about sexuality and sexual health from a sex positive, human rights perspective. Covering topics that range from anatomy to consent and healthy relationships, Beyond the Basics approaches sexuality education across all gender identities and sexual orientations with activities that help move students from receiving information to making decisions based on critical thinking skills and empowerment.

A range of sexual health and education stakeholders will be “toasting” the launch with short speeches, including: Nadine Thornhill (Ed.D – Sexuality Educator), Karen B. K. Chan (Sexuality Educator), Kaleigh Trace (Author), Dr. Danielle Martin (Family Doctor and national media commentator), Beck Hood (Educator and Community Developer), and Sandeep Prasad (ED Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights).

Media Inquiries: Ani Colekessian [email protected]  +1 613 241-4474 x7