ACCKWA’s Youth Sexual Health Department offers education and outreach services to youth in Waterloo Region. Our programming aims to empower youth to manage their sexual health by developing skills, increasing self-efficacy, and improving access to resources. We provide free workshops for youth as well as for parents, educators, and service providers who work with youth. We also do one-on-one risk reduction counseling, and outreach at local events, on social media, and via text.

We operate Doin’ It, a confidential, non-judgmental sexual health resource for youth in Waterloo Region. You can find us on Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, and Facebook, or use our anonymous text service to ask any questions about sex, sexuality, and sexual health. Just text us at 519-569-9521!

We created the following resources to accompany our workshops, but they’re just as helpful on their own if you’re looking to start a conversation, learn something new, or help a friend.

Guide for Condom Use
Guide to Inclusive Language
Guide to Safer Sex & Tech
Guide to Talking about Sex & Tech
– Guide for Trans/Non-Cis Youth in WR

Tip: to print in brochure format, select “print on both sides” and the “flip on short edge” option.

If you are looking to get tested for STIs, visit any of the Youth Sexual Health Clinics and text us if you have any questions!

*New* Our HIV 101 webinar covers the basics of HIV transmission, prevention, and testing.

2017 ACCKWA Youth Sexual Health Summary Report

Contact Carolyn Keays at or 519-570-3687 ext. 302 for more information.