For Youth

These are safe, sex-positive sites that are meant for youth to access. They also make great resources for parents, teachers, youth workers, etc. to check out as a means for supporting the youth in our lives!
  • Scarleteen: A great resource for youth and people who care about them! Scarleteen is an independant, grassroots sexuality education and support organization and website. They offer progressive, non-judgemental sex education, as well as highly moderated message boards that create a safe space for teens to discuss sexuality and relationships. 
  • Sex, Etc.: A site for teens, run by teens. In addition to info, Q&A sections and resources, they also update with news items regarding teen sexuality.
  • Youth Understanding Youth: (Facebook page) The mission of Youth Understanding Youth (YUY) is to provide a warm and friendly place where lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-identified,Two-spirited, queer, questioning, and straight youth can gather to have fun and learn about themselves and others in a safe, supportive, and caring environment.
  • Youth+Tech+Health: To advance youth health and wellness through technology.We know that lack of access to free and low cost sexual health services has a disproportionate impact on urban, low-income and minority youth and we’re working to change that.
  • Teen Health Source: large youth resource by the Planned Parenthood Association of Canada addressing sex, sexuality, relationships and puberty --all in an easy-to-read question and answer and short fact sheet format.
  • Coalition for Positive Sexuality: promotes positive sexuality in youth including information about sexual rights and negotiating sexual boundaries with yourself and a partner.
  • Camp fYrefly: Camp fYrefly is Canada's only national leadership retreat for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-identified, two-spirited, intersexed, queer, questioning, and allied youth.

For Teachers, Youth Workers, and Parents:

    • Great Conversations: Helping Preteens and their Families in Conversations about Body Changes, Sex, and other Growing Up stuff.
    • Advocates for Youth: Advocates for Youth champions efforts that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates believes it can best serve the field by boldly advocating for a more positive and realistic approach to adolescent sexual health.
    • A resource for sexual health teachers, educators, and parents in Alberta. We wish to enhance excellence in education by providing evidence-based sexual health education and delivery methods, lesson plans and activities
    • Talking about Sexuality in Canadian Communities (TASCC): Provides a venue for youth, parents, and service providers to access current resources and information that reflects best practice in sexual health education and promotion.
    • ParentMap: An article about talking to Tweens and Teens about Sex