Healthy sexuality is an important part of child and teen development. Talking openly about sexuality with children and youth helps them to understand their body, emotions and relationships and develop decision-making skills. These resources have been chosen to address ages and stages - younger children, puberty, adolescence and parenting.
Alberta Health Services - Sexual and Reproductive Health
Find clinical services and learn more about comprehensive sexuality education programs provided in the community on this website.
Teaching Sexual Health
This website for teachers and parents provides resources, lesson plans, videos, and more to teach children healthy attitudes about sexual health.
MyHealth.Alberta is provided by the Government of Alberta and Alberta Health Services. Use the search function to find a variety of articles on sexual and reproductive health topics.
Talking About Sexuality in Canadian Communities (TASCC)
TASCC provides information about sexual education and health promotion for parents and service providers of high risk youth and youth with disabilities.
Sex & U
Sex & U is an initiative of The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada to provide current, credible and up-to-date information and education on sexual health.
AboriginalSexualHealth.ca aims to be a unique and evolving source of information and materials supporting improved health among First Nations, Inuit and Metis women.
The Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services
The Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services at the University of Alberta includes resources for educators, students and families.
Centre for Sexuality
Centre for Sexuality provides information and programs for Albertans. There is a focus on three major areas; healthy bodies, healthy relationships, and healthy communities.
PRISM - Big Brothers Big Sisters
PRISM (Pride, Respect, Identity, Safety, Mentoring) connects mentors and young people from the LGBTQ2S+ community.
The Alex - Youth Health Centre
LGBTQ2S+ friendly youth health services for ages 12-24 (including HRT and psychological supports) and drop-in centre.
Media Smarts is a Canadian not-for-profit organization that has media literacy resources for parents and teachers to teach children at school, in the home, and the community. Topics such as gender representation, sexting, pornography, and sexual exploitation are addressed.
Calgary Public Library Book Lists
Calgary Public Library has some lists for talking to your preschooler, school aged child, and teenager about sexuality.
FCRC - Gender Identity Information Prescription
Information and resources about gender identity can be found on this page.
Children and Teens
This website created by Alberta Health Services provides information for adolescents and young adults about STIs, getting tested, and where to get help.
Kids Help Phone
Kids Help Phone, a 24 hour Canadian counselling service for youth, has information about various aspect of sexual health and identity: dating and relationships, dating violence, sex, sexting, and sexual identity, expression and orientation.
With each article reviewed by doctors, kidshealth.org has information about puberty and growing up for boys and girls as well as sexual health information for teenagers.
Youth law - age of consent
Find Canadian information regarding the age of consent for sexual activity here.
Kids Help Phone
Kids Help Phone, a 24 hour Canadian counselling service for youth, has information for teens about various aspect of sexual health and identity: dating and relationships, dating violence, sex, sexting, and LGBTQ.
Kids Health - Teens
With each article reviewed by doctors, kidshealth.org has sexual health information for girls and guys.
Information tailored for teenagers about various sexual health topics are found on this site.
Scarleteen offers inclusive, comprehensive, and supportive information about sexuality and relationships for teens and young adults.
These resources are available to borrow at the Family & Community Resource Centre. You can also check with your local library or with The Alberta Library for the availability of these resources.
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Talk to Me First : Everything You Need to Know to Become Your Kids' "Go-To" Person About Sex
Kids of all ages are bombarded with age-sensitive material wherever they turn; Roffman utilizes her experience as a sex educator to offer parents strategies to talk to their kid about sexuality.
Talk Sex Today : What Kids Need to Know and How Adults Can Teach Them
Hickling and Noon provide parents with the information they need to talk to their children about sex at any age by addressing the physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual aspects of sexuality.
For Goodness Sex : Changing the Way We Talk to Teens About Sexuality, Values, and Health
Vernacchio provides tools and insight for adults to talk to youth positively about sex and develop healthy values and safe habits.
Girls & Sex : Navigating the Complicated New Landscape
Girls face a lot of pressure in today's society. This book helps parents and their young adult daughter navigate the complicated world of sexuality.
Doing It Right : Making Smart, Safe, and Satisfying Choices about Sex
This frank and open guidebook has information for teens about many aspects of sex and sexuality.
S.E.X. : The All-You-Need-To-Know Sexuality Guide to Get You Through Your Teens and Twenties
Teens and young adults deal with many changes in their life. Corinna provides guidance and information in this non-judgmental guide.
Sex is a Funny Word : A Book about Bodies, Feelings, and YOU
For children ages 8 to 10, this inclusive comic book has information about bodies, gender, and sexuality.
Young children can learn about conception, gestation, and birth in this picture book that works for all family structures, ways of family creation, and parents' gender identity.
Based on the true story of two penguins from the Central Park Zoo, And Tango Makes Three is the story of two male penguins who hatch an egg together.
Thank you to our friends from Sexual and Reproductive Health, Calgary Public Library, and Reproductive Health, Healthy Children and Families for their contributions.
Current as of: May 03, 2021