Belmont clinic recognized

Island Sexual Health Society won the Helen and Fred Bentley Award for Excellence of Achievement

Island Sexual Health Society won the Helen and Fred Bentley Award for Excellence of Achievement for its Belmont secondary school sexual health clinic.

The award is “meant to recognize and publicize the outstanding achievement and

program excellence of members of the Canadian Federation of Sexual Health,” says the

federation’s website.

 

Belmont’s sexual health clinic is open one day a week for students and offers answers to questions, free condoms, birth control prescriptions, pap tests, pregnancy tests and screenings for sexually transmitted

infections.

 

With the recognition comes a cash prize of $6,500 that will be put back into running the clinic.

 

Education assistant Caitlyn O’Brien said the federation decided to recognize the clinic because of its innovation. It remains the only permanent

sexual health clinic in a high school in Greater Victoria.

 

“It’s wonderful,” O’Brien said. “We’re all really, really happy about it.”

 

O’Brien said students are

taking full advantage of the services offered. This year, a doctor is also working at the clinic along with regular staff.

 

 

Visit islandsexualhealth.org for more information.

 

 

Just Posted

Heat and smoke raises health risks

Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror Health risks arising from heat and… Continue reading

Esquimalt man faces four charges of sexual assault, investigators suspect more victims

71-year old Kit Wong practiced acupuncture from his home during the time of the assaults

Greater Victoria-based digital crisis line sees spike in chats

Service allows youth to chat with volunteers through instant messaging services, text message

Mark your calendar with these West Shore events

Three great coming up this week including a movie screening, water gun battle and car show

Rollover crash in Colwood occurred after driver had epileptic seizure

Colwood Fire used the Jaws of Life to extricate two people inside the vehicle

Interim GoFundMe payments approved in Humboldt Broncos crash

$50,000 to be given to each of the 13 survivors and each family of the 16 people who died

Altidore nets 3 as Toronto drubs Whitecaps 5-2

Vancouver falls 7-4 on aggregate in Canadian Championship final

Ottawa intervenes to get B.C. ball player, 13, to Little League World Series

Before immigration issue was resolved, Dio Gama was out practicing the game he loves Wednesday

Pet goldfish invades small B.C. lake

Pinecrest Lake is located between Whistler and Squamish

Mounties deployed to help B.C. communities affected by wildfires

RCMP officers heading to places particularly within central, northern and southern B.C.

Quebec sets aside $900 million for companies hurt by U.S. tariffs

Premier Philippe Couillard says his government will make $863 million available over five years

B.C. company patents Sasquatch, the country’s first homegrown hops plant

Created by Hops Connect, Sasquatch hops are being grown commercially for the first time in B.C.

Most Read