Thursday, December 20, 2018
Student Question: How would you break up with someone?
Answer: Break ups can be uncomfortable, painful, and fill us with a range of emotions. However, sometimes the most healthy step to take in a relationship is to part ways with your partner.
Wednesday December 5th, 2018
Student Question: How do teenagers decide they are ready for a relationship?
Answer: Can you imagine if each person had a relationship handbook uniquely crafted for them? …
Wednesday November 28th, 2018
How Does an STI Start?
Student Question: How does an STI start?
Answer: Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have been around for centuries….
Wednesday August 29th, 2018
Carrying Summer Vibes into September
How can you hold onto those summer vibes? Here are a few ways you can still chill out as you settle into a new rhythm this September…
Wednesday August 8th, 2018
Earlier in July, Childish Gambino released a new song called “Feels Like Summer” … pointing to issues like the implications of climate change on wildlife and the growing scarcity of clean water in our world…
Thursday July 12th, 2018
Survey Response: The Emotional Aspect of Sexual Activity
This week, we’re answering another great question in response to our anonymous online survey!
Question: “Does sex actually mean more emotionally to women than it does to men?”
Wednesday July 4th, 2018
Survey Response: The Impact of Drugs on Sex Drive
A few weeks ago, we created an online survey as a way for you, our blog followers, to anonymously ask questions related to sexual and relational health. This week, we’re answering a great question!
Question: “Do drugs affect the drive to have sex?”
Wednesday June 13th, 2018
We Want to Hear from You!
In a few short weeks, another school year will have come to a close! Throughout this year, we have unpacked a wide range of information related to our relational and sexual health choices. This summer…
We want to hear from YOU! Is there question you’ve always wanted to ask but felt too uncomfortable? Is there a topic you wish you knew more about?
Click on the link below and tell us what you want to see more of on our blog!
Thursday June 7th, 2018
Messages & Media
Last month, Christina Aguilera released “Fall in Line”, a song featuring Demi Lovato which speaks to the innate worth and strength of women. The messages conveyed in this track are refreshing! All too often, popular media depicts women in a hyper-sexualized manner…
Thursday May 31st, 2018
Boundaries. It’s not the most fun word, right? Even so, boundaries are important for you to understand prior to entering, and throughout, a relationship…
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
STIs: Staying Informed & Proactive
In a recent news article, CTV News highlighted that “the cousin of the HIV” has come to the attention of medical professionals in Canada. You might be wondering, “What does this have to do with me?” When it comes to our relational and sexual health choices, it’s important that we stay informed so we know how to protect ourselves and our partners…
Wednesday May 9th, 2018
Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month
May is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. Sexual assault is a serious and traumatic issue facing many individuals – especially teens and young adults – throughout our nation…
Wednesday May 2nd, 2018
Goal Setting: Who Can I Turn to for Help?
Naming our goals can oftentimes be the easy part. We all need help seeing our dreams become a reality! With that in mind, it’s helpful to know who you can turn to for support so you can succeed…
Wednesday April 25th, 2018
Supporting a Friend through Their Break-Up
Break-ups can be really rough. Movie scenes often depict characters sitting in their pajamas eating a pint of ice cream shortly after their relationship ends. While this may bring temporary relief, sadly, chocolate chip cookie dough does not offer long-term support. Close friendships, on the other hand, can be a safe place of support throughout the healing process…
Wednesday April 11th, 2018
How to Manage Stress
We all experience stress throughout our daily lives. Whether you have recently finished writing the Literacy Test, are awaiting acceptance letters to post secondary institutions, or are trying to juggle various other responsibilities, knowing how to manage stress is a valuable skill to learn…
Wednesday April 4th, 2018
Pornography: I want to help! But how?
You may be a parent, a loved one or a friend who just discovered that someone you care about struggles with pornography and are wondering how you can help…
Wednesday March 28th, 2018
Pornography: “Feed the Right Wolf”
Have you ever found yourself enjoying a specific food, an activity or experience so much so that you do not, or cannot, stop yourself from going back for more? If you’re like most people, you can probably respond with a resounding “yes!”…
Wednesday March 21st, 2018
Pornography: Our Choices & Our Voices
Technology has taken off in recent years! There can be dangers, though, if your use of your device encourages you to disconnect from certain realities…
Wednesday March 14th, 2018
[Social] Media: A Delicate Balance
Have you ever lost track of time scrolling through endless photos of what looks like the perfect vacation, body, family or #squadgoals? If you have, you’re not alone…
Wednesday March 7, 2018
Online Dating: Befriend or Beware?
Most individuals are well aware of the dangers that can accompany the online dating world. However, online dating sites and apps have also led to positive relationships developing. It can be tricky to decipher when online relationships are safe and when we should have cause for concern…
Wednesday February 28th, 2018
Ways to “Fight Fair” in Relationships
Each person brings a distinct perspective to the table in relationships due to personal upbringing and experiences. It’s okay to have a different opinion and outlook than your partner. However, when you do disagree, it’s important to know how to do so respectfully…
Wednesday February 21st, 2018
Community Programs: We’re Here for Students
Last week we highlighted our upcoming Open House as a way for you to learn more about who we are and what we do at our Centre. Along with supporting individuals who find themselves in an intended pregnancy situation, we also love working with students in our community…
Thursday February 15th, 2018
In Our Community – For Our Community
In case you haven’t heard… we’ve recently moved! Whether or not you’ve accessed our services in the past, we encourage you to drop by between 2-6pm on March 1 and find out more about why we exist…
Wednesday January 31st, 2018
Media, Mind and Body
We all have the opportunity to choose if and when we want to be sexually active. Oftentimes, we turn to popular media and our friends to help us navigate how to make relational and sexual health decisions. However, these sources of information aren’t always accurate. For example, engaging in sexual activity is not necessarily as casual as media portrays…
Wednesday January 24th, 2018
Netflix and Neurotransmitters
Have you ever anxiously awaited a new season of your favourite t.v. show to be released on Netflix, only to find yourself watching every episode in next to no time? If you have, you’re not alone. . .
Wednesday January 10th, 2018
STI/STD Testing: Why it’s important & where to go
Depending on your age, grade, and/or many other factors, you may have heard the acronyms “STI” and “STD” but are unsure of what they mean. An STI stands for a Sexually Transmitted Infection, whereas an STD is a Sexually Transmitted Disease. Did you know that in 2016, 1,583 chlamydia cases* were reported in the Waterloo Region?
Wednesday December 13th, 2017
Last week, our guest post identified some of the essential aspects of a healthy relationship: maturity, being yourself, open communication, and respect. We believe it’s equally important to be able to identify red flags that can indicate a relationship is unhealthy …
Wednesday December 6th, 2017
Popcorn & Cute Text Messages – Guest Post
When you are starting to consider seeking out a person that you want to share your movie popcorn with, there are some good things to keep in mind…
Wednesday November 29th, 2017
The Value of Volunteering in Light of #GivingTuesday
Yesterday, November 28th, was #GivingTuesday in Canada. Across our nation, Canadians committed their time, energy, and finances to come alongside various organizations, businesses, and charities. What an encouraging message a day like this sends …
Wednesday November 22nd, 2017
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
Saturday November 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. While some violence is out of a woman’s control, in many situations/life stages she can make choices that reflect her comfort level and support her boundaries….
Wednesday November 15th, 2017
Better Together: We Are Here for You
Big life decisions can be intimidating. Whether you are deciding to go to school, change jobs, or move to a new city, making a decision that you will feel comfortable with long-term can feel overwhelming…..
Welcome to the Cambridge Pregnancy Resource Centre blog! We’re so happy you stopped by! We hope this online space can be a resource for you to learn more about your sexual and relational health choices, as well as how to navigate a pregnancy experience.
Who we are & what we do:
Our trained staff and volunteers are here to welcome you into a safe place to process your thoughts and make decisions that are best for you. We are available to talk to you about all three choices (abortion, adoption, parenting) that an individual in Canada can choose should they find themselves in an unintended pregnancy situation. Our services are completely free and confidential. We are not medical professionals, therefore confirmation of pregnancy, abortions, and professional counseling services are beyond our scope of practice. In addition to one-on-one options support, we offer group sessions for dads and women who are healing from a past abortion experience. For more information about our services, please call our Centre at 519-620-0204.
In the future, we hope to unpack topics such as how to identify (un)healthy relationships, the importance of getting tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and more! If there is a specific area of interest you would like to learn more about on the blog, feel free to send an email to email@example.com