Project Description

Sexual Wellness Month at NISA

Every month this year at NISA we have focused our programming on a different part of wellness, for a holistic examination of our many humans dimensions and an opportunity to further inform our self care practices. This coming month we are exploring issues, concerns, and opportunities for further care, in relation to sexual health and wellness.

Sexual health is more than freedom from sexual disease or disorders…Sexual health is non-exploitive and respectful of self and others…Sexual health is dependent upon an individual’s well-being and sense of self-esteem. Sexual health requires trust, honesty, and communication.

– Eli Coleman

Events offered this month are:

Safer Sex/ STI Workshop

Wednesday, October 7 at 1pm 

NISA will welcome Réseau Access Network to offer information on how to keep sexual practices safe. They will also discuss STI’s/Sexual Transmitted Infections and strategies for best caring that you do not experience one.

HIV Testing

Thursday October 8, from 9:30-12pm 

Réseau Access will offer confidential HIV testing in the NISA boardroom.

Thursday October 22, from 9:30-10:30am 

Réseau will return and individuals who were tested can learn their status.

Red Scarf Project 

Tuesday, October 13 at 1pm

Once again in Sudbury, Réseau Access is organizing participation in the national Red Scarf campaign to raise awareness on HIV. Reseau will be speaking more to the project, and looking for support in knitting scarfs and cutting red fleece for HIV/AIDS Awareness week in November. The knit red scrafs will be hung around light and lamp posts throughout the city for anyone to take if they need one. Attached, will be an HIV fact sheet. If you are interested in supporting this project, either through knitting, or in other ways, join this info session.

Women’s Sexual Health 

Wednesday October 14 at 1pm 

Lynzy Boeswald-Lalande from Voices for Women  will be running an information session and workshop on various topics related to women, their rights and sexual wellness.

Transgender Info Session

Friday, October 16, 2015 at 1pm 

TG Innerselves Sudbury  will offer a safe environment to discuss the spectrum of gender identity. The conversation will speak to various experiences and issues related to gender identity, including how to support, or possibly understand, someone who has identified as transgender to you.