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 sell non-prescription contraception (barrier methods), and a variety of safer sex products and sex toys at cost.
Essential Items Bursary Initiative
The Essential Items Bursary (EIB) is a program established to relieve financial strain on students who, due to the SHRC’s closure during COVID-19, purchased essential items at other retailers for a much higher price. The EIB will reimburse applicants the difference between the price paid and the price available through the SHRC.
The EIB application can be accessed here.
Teach-ins and Booths
We provide educational seminars, also known as teach-ins, free of cost to local community groups, residences, and any other group who feels they could benefit from having us speak. Our standard teach-in covers the following topics: healthy relationships, contraceptive options, STIs, pregnancy options and sex toys. A teach-in must be booked at least two weeks in advance.
We can also provide booths at events.
Want to book a teach-in?
Fill out one of these forms and our External Educator will get back to you within 48 hours:
We have an amazing lending library full of books covering topics such as: sexuality, sex and politics, contraception, how-to guides, queer issues, erotic art, sex and religion, and erotica. For a deposit of $10 per book, you are welcome to take out books for up to two weeks. Bring the books back and we will return your deposit.
Information Pamphlets and Community Resources
In addition to our library, we have a number of pamphlets with information on community resources, STIs, HIV/AIDs, pregnancy options, and oral contraceptives. One of our volunteers will be happy to help you find the information you need. These articles can be photocopied, but not removed from the centre.
Abortion Accompaniment Service
The SHRC offers a confidential support service for those opting to terminate a pregnancy. One of our volunteers will accompany the client to the clinic and back (the amount of time a volunteer stays with the client is at their discretion).
SA/DV Unit Accompaniment Service
The SHRC offers a confidential support service for those seeking the services of the Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Unit at Kingston General Hospital. One of our volunteers will accompany the client to KGH and back (the amount of time a volunteer stays with the client is at their discretion).