SHNS is Hiring a System Navigator: SGR Registry & Warmline

We are excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for a System Navigator. This position supports the project team in developing and launching Sexual, Gender, and Reproductive Registry & Warmline, assists folks in using this resource, and plays a role in monitoring the progress and success of this project. Applications will be accepted […]

2023 Sexcellence Awards Call for Nominations

The call for nominations for our 2023 Sexcellence Awards closed on February 28th, 2023. Thank you so much to everyone who submitted; it is amazing that there are so many people championing sexual and reproductive health in the province. Our Awards Committee is reviewing the nominations now. When a decision has been made we will […]

Open Letter on Responding to Monkeypox in Nova Scotia

SHNS collaborated with ACNS, CBRC, and HSHC, as well as individual community members to develop the following open letter addressing the provincial government of Nova Scotia’s response to Monkeypox. Since then, the provincial government has collaborated with HSHC to open Nova Scotia’s first pre-exposure vaccine clinic. The open letter can be read here. More information […]

Transformation Closet

We are excited to announce that we are launching our province-wide Transformation Closet program. This program offers free gender-affirming gear to folks across Nova Scotia. Unfortunately, funding for this program ended March 31, 2023. We are still accepting orders while supplies last. While we are exploring more sustainable funding options we are accepting donations to […]

SHNS Statement on Youth Services

Click here to view our recent statement on sexual and gender-affirming health services for youth available through our network of sexual health centres across the province.  You can also view our guide to SHNS Youth Services here.

Update on Pictou County SHC

An Update on Pictou County Sexual Health Centre Pictou County Sexual Health Centre is currently closed. The centre is undergoing a transitionary period, and will be working over the next few months to re-open with changes in place to continue to support the sexual health of all members of the Pictou County community. Sexual Health […]

Test Now – HIV Self-Testing Project!

Test Now: Community Edition Finding it hard to get tested? Test Now: Community Edition provides free HIV Self-Test kits to gay, bi, trans, Two-Spirit, and queer (GBT2Q) men, and non-binary people. These single-use test kits detect HIV antibodies in minutes using a drop of blood ⎯ and getting one is as simple as contacting us […]

Essential Sexual Health Video!

We recently recorded a short video of interviews with staff from the six sexual health centres in our provincial network, to discuss what “essential sexual health” has looked like during the pandemic. Inclusive, comprehensive, accessible sexual and reproductive health care is essential – always! Essential Sexual Health Video