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Sexual Health


Sexual and romantic relationships are an important part of life. No matter what your relationship status is, we’ll help you keep things healthy and safe.

Healthy Relationships are about open communication and mutual respect.  Are you in a relationship? Want to see if it’s a healthy relationship?  Take this quiz to find out. 

Making the decision to have sex is a personal decision, having a conversation with your partner about whether or not you both want to have sex is important.  Take a look at the SexandU site for information related to sex, consent, birth control and STIs to make the best decision for you and your partner.

There are a couple of things to consider when talking about consent:  Actual consent for an activity and age of consent. 

Sexual consent means saying yes to sexual activity. It’s important to realize that agreeing to one type of sexual activity doesn’t mean that a person is agreeing to other sex acts. Everyone has the right to decide whether or not they want to do something sexual and to change their mind at any point.

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For more information on consent what it means or strategies about how to talk to your partner about consent or not see the following links.

Unfortunately sexual assault and domestic violence is part of our society.  If you or someone you know has been the victim of violence there are supports in the community to help you.
  • Huronia Transition Homes is a non-profit organization working to end all violence against all women. Committed to education, advocacy, providing shelter, counselling and support to women and their children who have experienced abuse.
  • The Regional Sexual Assault Treatment Centre is a safe and private place at Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital (OSMH). Care and treatment is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.The Treatment Centre provides confidential sexual assault care and treatment options in a caring, supportive environment. Treatment is provided within 72 hours of a sexual assault for adults and teens, and within 24 hours of an assault for children.
  • The Support Services for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse program provides help for male survivors of sexual abuse, both recent and historical. The program is the first of its kind in Canada and is delivered by agencies across the province.

Human trafficking includes sex and labour trafficking.  Ontario is a major centre for human trafficking in Canada.  Most of the people being trafficked in Ontario are Canadian girls and women.  Traffickers control people by psychological manipulation, emotional abuse, lies, addictions, threats, violence and isolation to name a few.  For more information about what Human Trafficking is, how to recognize the signs that someone might be a victim of trafficking and what is being done to help, take a look at the links below.

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