Friday, November 18, 2011

Pam Krause, Executive Director, reflects on the year so far

Each year, we write to supporters of the Calgary Sexual Health Centre to let you know about the great work going on here. 

When I reflect at the end of each year on what we’ve managed to achieve, I’m amazed. I’m equally amazed at how the need for our work continues to change and grow. Our ability to meet this continued demand in our community is dependent on the support of people like you. 

Just some ways we answered our community’s needs last year in 2010 included:

24,415 Junior and Senior High School students experienced our comprehensive sexual health education program
76 Junior High boys took part in our WiseGuyz program, developed to specifically meet their unique needs
1989 professionals participated in workshops put on by our Training Centre and took their acquired skills back to countless clients
1,924 marginalized youth got the information they needed on sexual and reproductive health
307 individual clients received counselling on a variety of sexual health issues

We truly reach a staggering amount of people with a small but dedicated team of professionals. In a time where we see public funding shrinking for essential organizations like ours, we really do rely on support from the community to help us continue to provide these outstanding services.

We thank you all for your continued support to help us inform, educate, and advocate for our community’s sexual health needs.