Sexual Health Education for Youth with Diverse Abilities

Comprehensive Sexual Health Education is deemed a human right by the World Health Organization. However, best practice sexual health education is seldom delivered to youth in Canada, and those with diverse abilities are often left out entirely. All people have a right to understand their bodies, how to care for themselves, make informed decisions, and how to create healthy relationships. In this interactive workshop, teachers will understand the importance of comprehensive sexual health education for all, including those with diverse abilities. Participants will learn what students need to know, identify common knowledge gaps, areas where students may need support than mainstream peers, and strategies to implement learning in the classroom. Teachers will be provided with a resource package to support their work moving foward. 

Target Audience


To Bring/Important Notes

Please bring an open mind and be prepared to participate in some interactive components, 

Please bring something to write with. 


1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

This session is full.


  • The Whole SHEbang: Sexual Health Education
    Carlie McPhee

    Carlie McPhee (she/her), owner and operator of The Whole SHEbang: Sexual Health Education, has been working in the Sexual & Reproductive Health field as a specialized sexual health educator for over 9 years. She has a Bachelor of Kinesiology in Leadership in Pedagogy and Coaching from the University of Calgary and a Graduate Certificate in Sexual Health from the University of Alberta. 

    Carlie has experience facilitating sexual health education to youth and adults in classrooms across various settings and areas, rehabilitation programs, and professional development for service providers. Carlie has supported Sexual Health research for the University of Calgary and the University of British Columbia. She is specialized in comprehensive sexual health education for secondary grades, and for youth with diverse abilities.