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.


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 […]

We are hiring for a new project!

We are now hiring a Peer Coordinator and a Peer Facilitator for a new collaborative project! The You+U=U Project Sexual Health Nova Scotia (SHNS), The Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC), and The AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia (ACNS), have partnered to develop a research project looking at HIV prevention in Nova Scotia. This project is funded […]

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

We are hiring!

Sexual Health NS is hiring now for a summer student position – details below: Job Title: Project Administration Officer Job Description: The Project Administration Officer will be responsible for managing a number of aspects of the ongoing Doing it Better project. Doing it Better is a training program created in 2017 to support people facilitating […]

Sexual & Reproductive Health Week!

It’s that time again – Sexual & Reproductive Health Week! We celebrate this week annually with Action Canada for Sexual Health & Rights, which Sexual Health NS is an affiliate of. Here is some info from Action Canada on the significance of the week and this year’s theme: “Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Week (SRH […]