Look what we found! The window of the Condom Shack on Queen St. West in Toronto has been taken over by This is our community, our bisexual anti-stigma campaign. While some time has passed from the initial campaign launch in August 2011, we’re happy that the message of solidarity and unity among LGBTQ community members is still resonating!

Look what we found! The window of the Condom Shack on Queen St. West in Toronto has been taken over by This is our community, our bisexual anti-stigma campaign. While some time has passed from the initial campaign launch in August 2011, we’re happy that the message of solidarity and unity among LGBTQ community members is still resonating!

The Public partnered with the ONDP Women’s Committee to produce a series of postcards celebrating the efforts and accomplishments that reflect the party’s long-standing commitment to equity. The postcards discuss issues of pay equity, LGBTQ rights, reproductive rights, childcare, and party representation.

This weekend, Sheila wrapped up the last of the ChemTRAC workshops up at Jane and Finch. The final session took place at the lovely Green Change space, and participants concluded the  series by creating a short video, a brochure, and planning a community presentation to be held next week. More details and links to come!

This weekend, Sheila wrapped up the last of the ChemTRAC workshops up at Jane and Finch. The final session took place at the lovely Green Change space, and participants concluded the  series by creating a short video, a brochure, and planning a community presentation to be held next week. More details and links to come!

This week, Sheila spent two afternoons up at Westview Centennial (where truth, love and justice prevail!) to continue the workshop series on air pollution and knowledge transfer. In these sessions, the group brainstormed ways of connecting with the broader community, and devised a campaign plan to put into action! We can’t wait!

Last night marked the fifth workshop up at Westview Centennial. The group researched the twenty-five major air pollutants in the city and added to the community map to talk about health concerns and proximity to community members. Next week, we’re going to start exploring knowledge-transfer tactics and ways of making all this information accessible and available to residents in the Jane-Finch community!

Sheila spent the afternnoon up at Jane and Finch, continuing the ChemTRAC series of workshops. The group braved the cold and took a tour of the neighbourhood (visiting a local mechanic!) and started building a community map to facilitate discussion around potential sources of air pollution, and who is affected the most. Work on the map will be continuing later this week! We can’t wait!

Here are some behind-the-scenes shots from our weekend shoot for the spring issue of Sex, Etc.! The upcoming issue, “Great Expectations” addresses the expectations we have around sex, gender, and puberty. 

Big thanks to our teen models, Gabbi and Harkirat, and of course, photographer extraordinaire, Jennifer Rowsom. 

Sheila took another trip to Jane and Finch yesterday, working with an amazing group of youth on issues around air pollution. We went over the history of reporting bylaws and the development of the ChemTRAC program, and found ways through illustration and collage, of writing the rest of the story ourselves. Next week, we’re going on a walking tour of the neighbourhood, to see what businesses are reporting chemicals in the area. Can’t wait!