Show posts for October, 2011

Teacher
Rick Mercer's rant, the Purple Letter Campaign, and Dan Savage's "It Gets Better" campaign are just a few recent examples of a growing determination to celebrate and respect sexual diversity in our society. It begins with education. We have some...
Insite saves lives
In a unanimous decision on September 29, 2011, the Supreme Court of Canada ordered the federal Minister of Health to grant Insite (Vancouver’s supervised injection site) an immediate exemption from the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, allowing...
Opt has it's purple on!
October 20 was proclaimed Purple Shirt Day in Vancouver. Opt Staff donned their purple outfits in support of the Anti-homophobia campaign. Some schools have gained ground by forming anti-bullying regulations, however, BC has yet to adopt province-...
With the recent uproar in the blogosphere regarding sexualized images of women (and men) being used in a campaign aimed at preventing breast cancer, we want to know what you think. Is it wrong to use bouncing bikini babes and hot guys to bring...
Children at Christ the King School who walk in daily anti-abortion vigils outside the Health Sciences Centre will receive community service credit.
SHEC 2010 Graduates!
Opt would like to congratulate Andrea Kelsall, Ashleigh Turner, Catherine Evashuk, Clatyton Boehler, Jane Langton, Jessica Wollen, Joyce Tam, Katherine Hutchins, Kerri Isham, Patricia Murphy and Renee Lanctot from SHEC 2010 (Sexual Health Educator...