Welcome to the Sexual Health Resource Centre!

The Sexual Health Resource Centre is a confidential, non-judgmental, sex positive, pro-choice, queer positive, non-heterosexist and feminist information and referral service for questions regarding sex, sexuality and sexual health.  We also offer the sale of at-cost safer sex products and toys.  Our centre is staffed by trained volunteers who are knowledgeable about the products we sell and respond to client inquiries made in person or by telephone.

We extend our services to both the Queen’s University and Kingston communities on a year-round basis. We are a Society of Graduate and Professional Students service.

The SHRC stands in solidarity with Black community members and protestors currently fighting for justice.

Director’s message:

To all students and community members,

In response to the current protests taking place across Canada and the US, we at the SHRC stand in solidarity with the Black community in the fight against systemic racism and white supremacy. We acknowledge the prevalence of anti-Black sentiment in Kingston and across Canada and would like to do our part in moving beyond words to tangible action in order to better support our community.  

While the centre remains closed, we commit to using our online platform to share resources and provide access to information relating to the topics of anti-racism and Black history as they pertain to sex, sexuality, and sexual health. We will continue to actively integrate antiracist thought into our own practices as a confidential, non-judgmental, sex-positive, pro-choice, queer-positive, non-heterosexist and feminist information and referral service. 

We also hope to better ourselves as a resource for the BIPOC community. This means committing to continuing education on anti-racism for our volunteers and expanding our catalogue of resources. As part of this commitment, the SHRC is matching the donation made by Queen’s Black Academic Society to the Go Fund Me created by Regis Korchinski-Paquet’s family and the Black Visions Collective.

The conversation does not end here. 

We encourage our community to hold us accountable. Only by working together can we dismantle the racist institutions upon which so much of our society is built.

Antonia Racz

SHRC Director

Below are some relevant resources available for support and information:

List of action items (donation links, petitions) and educational resources compiled by Queen’s Black Academic Society (QBAS): https://linktr.ee/queensblackacademic 

Educational resources on meaningful allyship and supporting Black communities: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/#educate

Link to mental health and support resources for Black individuals: https://linktr.ee/mianatjo

Compilation of anti-racism and BIPOC-focused mental health resources (AMS Social Issues Commission): https://www.instagram.com/p/CA5kRv4Bmox/

Mental health and support resources at Queen’s (Student Wellness Services): https://www.queensu.ca/studentwellness/resources/mental-health-resources-supports-and-programs

Human Rights and Equity Office (HREO) at Queen’s: https://www.queensu.ca/hreo/education

The HREO offers educational trainings that are available to students, faculty and staff at Queen’s. Custom trainings are offered on request. The Human Rights Advisory Services branch of the HREO (https://www.queensu.ca/humanrights/home) offers appointments with trained advisors that are able to explain and advocate for equitable policies and procedures, act as support persons during meetings and speak to others on behalf of service-users in the context of human rights issues at Queen’s.


COVID-19 UPDATE: CENTRE CLOSURE

In response to the quickly evolving COVID-19 situation and the most recent announcements by Public Health, Queen’s University and the Government of Canada, the SHRC will be closing our physical location effective immediately.While the centre is closed, starting Monday, March 16, instant messaging to our Facebook, Instagram, email, and online forms will be answered from 9am-5pm to ensure clients who have sexual health and wellness related questions can be connected with the appropriate resources. Our phones will not be answered, however messages with contact information provided will be checked and answered at 5pm each day.  While we transition to this new delivery format we remind clients that all resources found on our social media and website are available 24/7.

At this time, we will be accepting phone online accompaniment requeststo the Women’s Clinic and SA/DV unit at KGH on a case by base basis.If we are unavailable or cannot be reached, we encourage you to access the telephone and online under our resources tab.

This is a very confusing time for everyone and we, alongside the Queen’s and Kingston community, are committed to providing alternative formats of support and sexual health resources for the foreseeable future

COVID-19 resources:

https://www.queensu.ca/covidinfo/

www.canada.ca/en/public-health.html

 

Justine Aman

SHRC Director

 

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