Education & Research
In 2021, CAWI launched a Sexual & Reproductive Health (SRH) Campaign. Ever since, the SRH Campaign team has taken on various events and initiatives, such as a community-based research project, seminars, panel discussions, and the development of a curriculum & toolkit.
These initiatives have been funded by RPIRG, Oxfam Canada, SACOMSS, and Sasktel.
To access our culturally-sensitive toolkit, please click here.
1. Community-Based Research Project
In 2021, the Sexual & Reproductive Health (SRH) Campaign team at CAWI secured a small fund from the Regina Public Interest Research Group to conduct a community-based research project on the experiences of immigrant women and girls with the Canadian SRH curriculums. The team hoped to use the findings of the study to develop a curriculum and toolkit that would bridge the gap between SRH education for the general population and SRH education for the immigrant population.
2. Online Seminars and Panel Discussions
The campaign team hosted various panel discussions and seminars to address diverse topics in SRH for immigrant populations. Our most recent is the "Inclusive and Culturally-Adapted Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE): Current Evidence and Practices", including Andrea Rodriguez (Action Canada), Dr. Salima Meherali (University of Alberta), and Somiya Tabbasum (Sexual Assault Services of Saskatchewan).
3. Evidence-Based Workshops
As a part of this campaign, we hosted two workshops: Navigating Relationships and The Basics of Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH).
4. Curriculum and Toolkit
Relying on the findings of our focus group discussions as well as community consultations, an evidence-based curriculum and toolkit were created. The toolkit is to be launched on February 13, 2023.