Sexual Health & Harm Reduction Focus Group

October 8, 2019

Have you accessed sexual health or harm reduction services lately?

We want to hear from YOU about how to make sexual health and harm reduction services safer and more inclusive!

Participate in a focus group and contribute to the development of a new workshop for health and social service providers by the Canadian Public Health Association and Centre for Sexuality. We’d like to hear about your experiences accessing sexual health and harm reduction services in your community, and your ideas of how to prevent and respond to stigma and discrimination within health and social services. This includies stigma and discrimination related to sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (for example HIV, herpes, hepatitis C, chlamydia), and other factors such as race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability, etc.


The focus groups will be conducted in English, on October 15. The focus group will include up to about ten other people, will be 90 minutes long and will take place in a private meeting room. Participants will be provided with a $50 cash honorarium for their participation.


You are eligible to participate if you are over 18 years of age and have accessed sexual health, harm reduction, or STBBI-related services (e.g., testing services, programs for safer sex or substance use supplies, sexual health or substance use counselling services or treatment services) in Canada in the past five years.

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct 15 from 10:00-11:30 am (lunch served after)

WHERE: The AIDS Network (TAN), 140 King St E, Suite 101

TO PARTICIPATE: Contact Karyn Cooper at (905) 528-0854 x228 / dps@aidsnetwork.ca