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October 2021

HCV & STIs 101: The 411 on Sexually Transmitted and Blood-Borne Infections

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this 2-hour training participants will learn about hepatitis C prevention, transmission, and treatment along with an overview on diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Syphilis, Chlamydia and Gonorrhea.

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November 2021

Harm Reduction 101: Sex, Drugs, and Human Rights

November 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this 3-hour training, participants will gain a historical overview and practical perspective of harm reduction, explore social determinants of health, and develop an understanding of how systemic discrimination and stigma can impact those living with or at risk of HIV and other sexually transmitted and blood borne infections.

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Substance Use 101: Supplies, Safety, and Support

November 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this 3-hour training will focus on utilizing a harm reduction approach to discuss best practices when supporting people who use substances, with a focus on people who use methamphetamine. Topics of discussion will include the cycle of addiction/cycle of change, the impact of substances on the brain, and patterns of use associated with methamphetamines, as well as drug use trends in Southern Alberta, including commonly used substances, harm reduction supplies, and safer using techniques. Participants will be provided tools…

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Universal Precautions 101: Best Practices in Protection Against Blood-Borne Pathogens

November 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

This 1-hour training will explain universal precautions and best practices focused on the protection and prevention against HIV, hepatitis C, and other blood-borne pathogens. This training will discuss safe disposal of biohazardous materials, safety precautions to help keep oneself safe, and best practices when working towards disease prevention.

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Sex Work 101: Shifting Perspectives

November 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This 3-hour training offers a comprehensive introduction to sex work and the sex industry in Calgary and Canada. Participants will gain an understanding of how social and structural factors create vulnerabilities within the sex work community and how existing legislation further perpetuates unsafe working environments.

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Safer Sex Supplies 101: Know Before you Go

November 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

This 1.5-hour training will look at the correct usage of safer sex supplies. Participants will develop tools to enhance their confidence in discussing condoms and safer sex practices with others and be able to identify what tools to use in what situation. Certificates of completion will be provided to attendees.

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January 2022

HIV 101: Transmission, Prevention, & Treatment Cascade

January 19, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this 2-hour training, participants will discuss information related to HIV transmission, testing, and prevention. By the end of the training participants will be able to explain the difference between HIV & AIDS, understand how HIV is transmitted, and identify how HIV can be prevented.

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HCV & STIs 101: The 411 on Sexually Transmitted and Blood-Borne Infections

January 26, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this 2-hour training participants will learn about hepatitis C prevention, transmission, and treatment along with an overview on diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Syphilis, Chlamydia and Gonorrhea.

Find out more »

February 2022

Harm Reduction 101: Sex, Drugs, and Human Rights

February 2, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this 3-hour training, participants will gain a historical overview and practical perspective of harm reduction, explore social determinants of health, and develop an understanding of how systemic discrimination and stigma can impact those living with or at risk of HIV and other sexually transmitted and blood borne infections.

Find out more »

Substance Use 101: Supplies, Safety, and Support

February 9, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this 3-hour training will focus on utilizing a harm reduction approach to discuss best practices when supporting people who use substances, with a focus on people who use methamphetamine. Topics of discussion will include the cycle of addiction/cycle of change, the impact of substances on the brain, and patterns of use associated with methamphetamines, as well as drug use trends in Southern Alberta, including commonly used substances, harm reduction supplies, and safer using techniques. Participants will be provided tools…

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