Additional resources: Questions and Answers: Inclusive Practice in the Prevention of Sexually Transmitted and Blood Borne Infections among Ethnocultural Minorities

Additional resources

The opinions expressed in these resources are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official views of the Public Health Agency of Canada. In addition, readers may wish to consult other resources developed by the Agency.

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Organizations

Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Services Agencies of BC (AMSSA)
205 - 2929 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5N 4C8
Tel: 604-718-2780 or 1-888-355-5560
Fax: 604-298-0747
Email: amssa@amssa.org

AMSSA facilitates collaborative leadership, knowledge exchange and stakeholder engagement to support member agencies that serve immigrants and build culturally inclusive communities.


African and Caribbean Council on HIV/AIDS in Ontario (ACCHO)
20 Victoria Street, 4th Floor
Toronto, ON M5C 2N8
Tel: 416-977-9955
Fax: 416-977-7664

ACCHO is made up of organizations and individuals committed to HIV prevention, education, advocacy, research, treatment, care and support for African and Caribbean communities in Ontario.


Arc-en-ciel d'Afrique /African Rainbow
576 Sainte-Catherine Street East, Suite 214 Montréal, QC H2L 2E1
Tel: 514-373-1953
Email: info@arcencieldafrique.org

Arc-en-ciel d'Afrique is a community organization focused on the health and well-being of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transsexuals from Africa and the Caribbean. Their objective is to educate and raise awareness about prevention, HIV/AIDS, other health issues, homophobia and human rights.


Au-delà de l'arc-en-ciel/Beyond the Rainbow (ADA)
2215, Rue de Bordeaux
Montréal, QC H2K 3Y7
Tel: 514-527-4417
Email: info@lgbt-ada.org

ADA was created by the Spanish language Groupe Discussion Masculin (GDM) with the intention to offer a series of services to welcome and assist members of the LGBTQ community. ADA's goal is to help newcomers who have had difficulty in their country of origin due to sexual orientation.


Canadian Ethnocultural Council (CEC)
176 Gloucester St, Suite 205
Ottawa, Ontario Canada K2P 0A6
Tel: 613-230-3867 x.224
Fax: 613-230-8051
Email: cec@web.ca

CEC is a non-profit organization that conducts programs and activities to support an inclusive and multicultural Canada. CEC engages ethnocultural communities across Canada to increase capacity (tools, resources, and collaborative partnerships) in order to raise awareness and understanding of hepatitis C and other related communicable diseases and of their prevention within high-risk ethnic immigrant populations.


Canadian Federation for Sexual Health
2197 Riverside Drive, Suite 403
Ottawa, ON K1H 7X3
Tel: 613-241-4474
Fax: 613-241-7550
Email: admin@cfsh.ca

The Canadian Federation for Sexual Health (CFSH) is a national voluntary, charitable organization that supports sexual health promotion. CFSH provides education and training on a wide range of issues related to sexual and reproductive health in diverse cultural contexts.


Immigrant Women's Health Centre
489 College Street, Suite 200
Toronto, ON M6G 1A5
Tel: 416-323-9986
Fax: 416-323-0447
Email: info@immigranthealth.info

The Immigrant Women's Health Centre is a sexual health clinic serving immigrant, refugee and marginalized women across Toronto.


OPTIONS Sexual Health Association
#50, 9912-106 Street
Edmonton, AB T5K 1C5
Tel: 780-423-3737
Fax: 780-425-1782
E-mail: options@optionssexualhealth.ca

The Multicultural Sexual Health Education Program at OPTIONS provides information and support on sexual health related issues to meet the specific needs of the multicultural community. Services include workshops and presentations, training for community leaders as sexual health educators, community-based sexual health needs assessments and education.


Rainbow Health Ontario
Sherbourne Health Centre
333 Sherbourne Street
Toronto, ON M5A 2S5
Tel: 416-324-4100
Fax: 416-324-4262

Rainbow Health Ontario (RHO) is a province-wide program that works to improve the health and well-being of LGBT people through education, research, outreach and public policy advocacy. The RHO website provides searchable databases of trainers, training resources, researchers and research for LGBT people and their health care providers. This includes cultural competency training and resources for newcomers, immigrants and refugees.


RÉZO
2075, rue Plessis, local 207
Montréal, QC H2L 4K1
Tel: 514-521-7778
Fax: 514-521-7665
Email: info@rezosante.org

RÉZO offers counseling and referral services for gay and bisexual men from ethnic communities. This includes information sessions on sexual health, wellness and sexual orientation.


Sexuality Education Resource Centre (SERC) Manitoba
200 - 226 Osborne St. N.
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0W4
Tel: 204-982-7800
Fax: 204-982-7819
E-mail: info@serc.mb.ca

SERC is a community-based, non-profit, pro-choice organization. SERC's mission is to promote sexual health through education. Services for immigrant and refugee populations include community education on STIs, sexuality and reproductive health issues, orientation to health services and information, translation and development of health education resources, referrals to other services and cultural competency training for service providers.


519 Church Street Community Centre
519 Church Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 2C9
Tel: 416-392-6874
Fax: 416-392-0519
Email: info@the519.org

The 519 offers a range of services for LGBTQ newcomers and refugees and newcomer families that incorporate community engagement, information and referrals, education, recreation and support activities.

Non-fiction books

Canadian Federation for Sexual Health. (2002). Finding Our Way: A Sexual and Reproductive Health Sourcebook for Aboriginal Communities. Ottawa, ON: Canadian Federation for Sexual Health.

Finding Our Way is the first comprehensive Canadian resource on sexual and reproductive health within an Aboriginal cultural context. This 335-page Sourcebook includes up-to-date information, teaching resources, program models and personal stories on sexual and reproductive health issues as defined by Aboriginal peoples. It was co-produced by the Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada and the Canadian Federation for Sexual Health.

Madan-Bahel, A. (2008). Sexual health and Bollywood films: a culturally based program for South Asian teenage girls. Youngstown, NY: Cambria Press.

"Sexual Health and Bollywood Films" features a culturally based sexual health prevention program for South Asian female youths. It is a tool for researchers, program developers and service providers to gain knowledge and raise awareness of sexual health issues including the prevention of STIs.

Online Resources

Alberta Health Services
Reproductive Health, Healthy Living
10101 Southport Rd. S.W.
Calgary, Alberta T2W 3N2
Tel: 403-943-6724
Email: tsh@albertahealthservices.ca

This innovative website aims to enhance excellence in education by providing teachers with evidence-based sexual health education background and delivery methods, current lesson plans and activities, and comprehensive resources.


Sexual Health Toolkits

http://www.catie.ca/en/resources/sexual-health-toolkit-sexuality-and-relationships
http://www.catie.ca/en/resources/sexual-health-toolkit-sexually-transmitted-infections

These sexual health toolkits were developed by the National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO). They provide basic information on sexually transmitted infections, sexuality, and relationships.


PlanetAhead
PlanetAhead-Condomania
Vancouver Coastal Health
436A - 520 West 6th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4H5
Tel: 604-714-3771 ext. 2373
Fax: 604-708-5212
Email: planetahead@vch.ca

PlanetAhead-Condomania uses an integrated approach - incorporating school-based workshops, outreach at youth events, and the www.planetahead.ca website - to provide youth with opportunities to explore issues and social contexts that influence their decisions about relationships and sexuality, and to learn safer sex skills.


Sexuality and U
Teaching Sexual Health Education Manual
http://sexualityandu.ca/uploads/files/TeachingSexEdManual.pdf

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
780 Echo Drive
Ottawa, ON K1S 5R7
Tel: 613-730-4192
Toll Free: 1-800-561-2416
Fax: 613-730-4314
Email: helpdesk@sogc.com

www.sexualityandu.ca is committed to providing credible and up-to-date information and education on sexual health for health care professionals, teachers and parents. The Teaching Sexual Health Education Manual includes strategies on how to address sexual health and STIs in diverse cultural and religious settings.


Wellesley Health Institute
Colour Coded Health Care: The Impact of Race and Racism on Canadians' Health
http://www.wellesleyinstitute.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Colour-Coded-Health-Care-Sheryl-Nestel.pdf
10 Alcorn Avenue, Suite 300
Toronto, ON, Canada M4V 3B1
Tel: 416-972-1010
Email: contact@wellesleyinstitute.com

The Wellesley Institute is a Toronto-based non-profit and non-partisan research and policy institute that focuses on developing research, policy and community mobilization to advance population health. The Institute conducts its work through four core pillars: housing, health care, economics and immigrant health.

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