Action Canada for Sexual Health & Rights

Action Canada for Sexual Health & Rights

Company Detail

Summary

Action Canada for Sexual Health & Rights is a progressive, pro-choice charitable organization committed to advancing and upholding sexual and reproductive health and rights in Canada and globally.

Action Canada works in Canada and around the world to promote health, wellbeing, and rights related to sexuality and reproduction. Building on the 50-year legacy of the organizations that formed Action Canada, we provide direct support, referrals, and information to the people who need it most, partner with groups and organizations on a range of campaigns using a collaborative, movement-building approach, and work with decision-makers to advance progressive policies on access to abortion, stigma-free healthcare, gender equality, LGBTQ rights, and inclusive sex-ed.

Focus Areas

  • Sexual health
  • Reproductive health
  • Gender equity
  • LGBTQ+ rights
  • Human rights
  • Sex-Ed
  • Abortion Access
  • Sexual rights
  • Reproductive rights

Action Canada Projects

Campaigns

As part of its work, Action Canada takes part in campaigns that promote sexual and reproductive health and rights in Canada and globally. For instance, Sexual and Reproductive Health Week (SRH Week) is a promotional and social media campaign that raises national awareness of sexual and reproductive health.

Access to Essential Services

In addition to its website and campaigns, Action Canada provides access to information on sexual health and rights through its essential services. These include a pregnancy option access line which is a 24-hour Canada-wide toll-free number that provides information and referrals on pregnancy options. Its Norma Scarborough Emergency Fund is Canada’s fund for non-procedure costs related to abortion access. And Beyond the Basics is a 500+ page resource for sexual health educators which is filled with activities, information and guidelines.

Policy Engagement & Awareness Raising

Action Canada promotes sexual and reproductive health and rights by engaging with decision-makers and raising awareness, both in Canada and abroad. Action Canada works to ensure increasing action is taken by governments, human rights bodies and via other policy forums.

Scholarships & Awards

Action Canada offers 2 awards and scholarships. These awards and scholarships reward excellence in programs and assist students in their studies in sexual and reproductive health and rights. These include the Bentley Awards which recognize outstanding achievements by Action Canada’s partner organizations. The Harris Scholarship builds access and experience of students who have volunteered, been employed or intend to pursue a career in the field of Sexual Health and Rights.

How to get involved with Action Canada

How often does Action Canada hire people?

When need arises, we do not accept unsolicited applications.

And volunteers?

When need arises.

Internship opportunities?

Yes, we hire interns as part of University/College credit programs as need arises.