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Love Matters uses an inter-sectional lens, informed by people with intellectual disabilities and content experts. This workshop provides training to leadership and front line workers to create best practice models, provides community resources for the promotion of healthy relationships, understanding sexual identity, addressing issues of consent and personal/sexual boundaries, and general sexual health which will be shared with individuals and families. Stream one will train front line responders, and ideally, influence best practice models and policy development for organizations. 

 By the end of the course, participants will receive a certificate of completion covering:

  •  Understanding of the history of eugenic sterilization and current issues facing people with developmental disabilities around sexual health
  • Sex positivity - understanding our values and how to be approachable
  • Sexual health topics including: consent, healthy relationships, safer sex and birth control, gender identity and sexual orientation, masturbation, and STI’s
  • Abuse, exploitation, and taking disclosures
  • How to talk about sex, practicing talking and listening skills
  • Self-care 
  • Local sexual health resources

This three day course is designed to be one day per week, over three weeks, allowing for people to absorb information and put new skills into practice. This training offers small class sizes and can be tailored to include your organizational needs. Training can be offered by pooling staff with other disability service organizations or with a minimum 12 staff the course can be exclusive to your organization. The $500 (pre-subsidy) course fee includes: room rental, coffee breaks and lunch for the three days.

The format of the 21 hour course, can be adjusted to best suit your staffing schedule. 

Subsidies are available through the Canada Alberta Jobs grant, participating organizations are able to apply through the portal to receive funding for up to two-thirds of the cost.

 Link to Canada Alberta Jobs Grant

Assistance with Grant Application below:

Course Title * Love Matters

Delivery Method * Classroom

Instructional Hours per Trainee * 21.00

Start Date of Course * must be at least 30 days from date of submission

End Date of Course * three weeks after start date, adjust based on the customizing suited to your organizational needs

Credential/Certificate Awarded on Completion * Proprietary Certificate

Type of Training * Upskilling or upgrading - 

Type of Skills to be Learned by the Trainee * Specialized or technical skills

Desired Outcomes of Training: This course qualifies all of these as desired outcomes
Increase productivity of Trainee
Introduce new technology, machinery/equipment and/or new processes
Foster innovation in the business/workforce
Develop leadership potential of Trainee

Training Provider 

Provider Name * Compass Centre for Sexual Wellness

Provider Type * Private Trainer

Mailing Address * 703, 10050 112 Street

City * Edmonton

Country * Canada

Province * Alberta

Postal Code * T5K 2J1

Phone Number * (780) 423-3737 ext 111

Website *

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