[WORKSHOP] Going Beyond the Basics: Teaching Healthy Relationships from a Human Rights Perspective

Posted on January, 15 2018 by Action Canada

What are human rights and what do they have to do with healthy relationships?

Human rights are the fundamental, inalienable rights that everyone has simply because they are human. Human rights are universal, interrelated, and interdependent. Human rights, similar to relationships, are made up of a reciprocal, mutually beneficial exchange of responsibilities and entitlements. Every human has the right to experience healthy relationships, but unfortunately this right is not always realized due to a complex interplay of structural and individual factors. Health professionals and educators can challenge structural barriers that prevent the realization of these human rights, while empowering young people to discern and practice relationships that are healthy and meaningful. Using the overarching principles of human rights can help do both!

Two workshops will be held: one in Saskatoon and the other in Prince Albert.

Participants will:

  • Learn how to apply human rights broadly to sexuality education and specifically to healthy relationships
  • Examine personal values and assumptions about what a healthy relationship looks like
  • Implement strategies to discuss conflicting values from a human rights lens
  • Practice applying human rights principles of equality, mutual respect, empowerment, and accountability to sensitive topics within education on healthy relationships

Subsidized copies of the book, Beyond the Basics: A Resource for Educators on Sexuality and Sexual Health will be available. The regular price is $89.25 per book plus shipping. The subsidized cost, available at the workshop, is $45.00 per book.

Workshop Details

Prince Albert
Where: Plaza 88 Event Centre, 888 Central Avenue
Date: February 13, 2018
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m

Where: The Willows Golf & Country Club, 382 Cartwright Street
Date: February 14, 2018
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.


To register for the workshop and/or webinar, please contact Jackie Eaton, Sexual and Reproductive Health Program Coordinator by email at [email protected] or by telephone, 306-651-4308.


  • Makeda Zook Special Projects Officer at Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights
  • Brittany Neron 24-hour Sexual Health Line Team Leader at Action Canada
  • Natalya Mason (BA, BSW, RSW) Sexual Health Educator and Social Worker