Teaching Sexual Health

Teaching Sexual Health is an innovative website developed by Alberta educators and health professionals. It offers up-to-date, evidence-based information and strategies. These strategies are for teachers and educators, as well as for parents of children from birth up to 18 years of age. Its philosophy reflects the approach to sexual health education embodied in Health Canada’s (2019) Canadian Guidelines for Sexual Health Education. Health Canada created the guidelines based on the principle that sexual health education should be accessible to all people, as well as that it should be provided in an age appropriate, culturally sensitive manner. The guidelines respect an individual’s right to make informed choices about sexual and reproductive health. Teaching Sexual Health believes that sexual health education honours the self-worth and dignity of the individual and does not discriminate against race, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethno-cultural background or disability.