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
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
Youth Involvement: Youth are integrated into the project
as research partners and peer educators.
Age Range: 14-24
HIV/AIDS Kitpu Youth Project
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
The Red Door Adolescent Health and Support Centre
28 Webster Ct., Kentville, NS B4N 1H2
Phone/Fax: (902) 679-1411
Web site: www.thereddoor.ca
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,
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