We are a group of interdisciplinary professionals representing Alberta Health Services – Sexual & Reproductive Health (Calgary Zone); the University of Calgary, Faculty of Nursing; and the Alberta Society for the Promotion of Sexual Health (ASPSH).
We are committed to supporting healthy sexuality in Canadian communities and promoting healthy sexuality throughout the lifespan.
“Service providers really need current, up-to-date, basic information. Particularly about STIs… The basic overview – what’s normal, what’s abnormal, where you should go, how you should get treated, what kind of follow-up you need to have in the area of STI.”
Anne, Service Provider
“Although the issue (of sexual health) is vital for all children and youth with intellectual disabilities, it is especially important for youth transitioning from teenagers to adults as it provides them with self-care and safety skills necessary for healthy relationships in adulthood.”
“It’s pretty hard when you’re a youth, right? Like I was raised in foster care… I was never taught anything about sex, and I had to learn on my own, which is really hard… There’s a lot of confusion with that, you know?”
How TASCC can help
The purpose of TASCC is to provide a venue for youth, parents and service providers to access current resources and information that reflects best practice in sexual health education and promotion.
TASCC offers practical tools and strategies for high risk youth and youth with disabilities. TASCC is a platform for online learning, a vehicle for knowledge transfer, and a sexual health resource for parents, service providers, and youth.
TASCC provides information about sexual development, relationships, puberty, self-care, healthy boundaries, pregnancy, birth control, STIs, sexual diversity, and more.
The information and web links will help you to find clinical and education resources.