Antigonish Women's Resource Centre

204-219 Main St., Antigonish, NS B2G 2C1
Phone: (902) 863-2501
Fax: (902) 867-1144
Contact: Pamela Fry

Overcoming Resistance: Promoting Healthy Sexuality in Antigonish and Guysborough
Description: This program was implemented to address a rural, largely Catholic community's resistance to sexual health education. Sponsored by Health Canada, the project engages youth, among other groups, in the process of identifying their own needs regarding sexual health information, services and resources.
Goal: The primary goal of the project is to raise awareness of the importance of healthy sexuality through engagement and collaboration with priority communities, including youth, and to increase community knowledge of HIV/AIDS and STIs.
Services: This project will conduct focus groups, synthesize current research and facilitate access to workshops, services, resources, and the development of sustainable healthy sexuality programming for the community.
Youth Involvement: Youth are integrated into the project as research partners and peer educators.
Age Range: 14-24
Language: English

HIV/AIDS Kitpu Youth Projec
MicMac Native Friendship Centre, 2158 Gottingen St., Halifax, NS B3K 3B4
Phone: (902) 420-1576
Fax: (902) 423-6130
Contact: Donna LeBlanc, Project Coordinator
Description: The project (a partnership between Healing Our Nations, NADACA (Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program), Direction 180 (Methadone program), Mainline Needle Exchange, Acadia First Nation, and Nations in a Circle) was created to gather information from urban aboriginal (off-reserve) youth and develop an education model containing their ideas on training/learning about HIV/AIDS. The model will reflect the issues and struggles off-reserve youth face when they come to the city.
Goal: To educate urban aboriginal youth about HIV/AIDS and to train them as peer educators.
Services: HIV/AIDS information and peer education training. Upon the project's completion, all project partners will hold a copy of the project education model.
Youth Involvement: Youth drive the education model's development, and are trained as peer educators.
Age Range: 12-19
Language: English
The Red Door Adolescent Health and Support Centre
28 Webster Ct., Kentville, NS B4N 1H2
Phone/Fax: (902) 679-1411
Web site:
Description: The Red Door is a non-judgemental, community-based, non-proit organization, providing confidential health clinic services, health education and health promotion to youth in a cozy, two-story home environment.
Goal: To provide educational counselling and clinical services to youth to enable them to make informed, responsible choices.
Services: Accessible clinical services for youth, including cofidential HIV/AIDS testing and counselling. Workshops - designed to meet the needs of youth - are offered on topics such as HIV/AIDS, depression and self-esteem.
Youth Involvement: A Youth Advisory Committee is part of the Red Door's Board of Directors.
Age Range: 13-30
Language: English

Hospital for Sick Children University of Toronto Positive Youth Outreach CATIE