SEXED At Champlain Lennoxville Wins Award!
Champlain Lennoxville is proud to announce that SEXed was one of three projects selected for the 2013-2014 academic year to receive a Nicole-Fortin Award in the amount of $1,500 for social involvement.
SEXed is a peer education initiative promoting sexual health and awareness in the Champlain Lennoxville community. Each year a group of qualified and committed students is selected and receives training to help inform and empower fellow students regarding issues related to sexuality. The group recognizes that Cégep students face unique challenges and pressures when it comes to sexuality, and the peer educators offer support on a wide range of physical, social, and emotional matters, such as safer sex, healthy relationships, sexual and gender diversity, and consent and sexual assault. The group’s approach is sex positive, inclusive, and nonjudgmental. Primary activities include information campaigns, recreational events, educational workshops, an LGBT “SAFEspace” program, distribution of free safer sex products, and overseeing a comprehensive guide to local services.
Four Champlain teachers supervise the project: Anabel Piñero, Audrée Lévesque, Nicolas Lecomte, and Zoë Constantinides. “We are thrilled that the project has been so well received at Champlain Lennoxville, and we are very grateful for this recognition of the courageous and innovative work of the SEXed student peer educators,” remarked Zoë Constantinides.
The Nicole-Fortin Awards are presented annually by La Fédération des enseignantes et enseignants de cégep (FEC-CSQ) to deserving projects to enable them to continue.