Culturally Safe Parent and Caregiver Starter Toolkit

This toolkit was created to help empower parents to educate their children to create healthy boundaries and relationships with their bodies and sexual health. It also identifies the importance of accepting differences when it comes to bodies, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

Online Safety

This fact sheet is a primer meant to introduce online safety. It is always important to keep the conversation about online safety open and to be non-judgmental.

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Having Tough Chats With Your Children

This fact sheet is a primer meant to introduce tough conversations that can be about topics like gender, sexuality, relationships, culture, school, work, mental health, sports, arts, body boundaries, body image, social media, consent, self harm- or anything else that your child or youth may be experiencing or find important.

Download NWAC’s Having Tough Chats Fact Sheet (1 MB)


This document helps your child develop a well-rounded understanding of their rights, and their health overall.

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Body Positive

This document explores as a Parent or caregiver. Its important to keep in mind that our children hear and see the way we view our own bodies. From this they learn how to view their own bodies. They also learn from their other interactions with friends and other communities.

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Sex & Gender Inclusive Terminology (Trauma-Informed)

This fact sheet is a primer meant to introduce service providers to the unique challenges and health disparities that two-spirited and LGBTQ+ Indigenous populations face in the healthcare system and provide them with practical tips on how to provide culturally safe trauma-informed, inclusive care. While it’s important to be aware of the challenges and disparities experienced by this population it is equally important to recognize the strength and resiliency within this population.

Trauma Informed and Culturally Appropriate Approaches in the Workplace (Trauma-Informed)

Within Indigenous organizations, and all organizations that have Indigenous employees, it is imperative employers and employees are fully informed and recognize the present-day effects of the traumas Indigenous people face. They must use a trauma-informed and culturally appropriate approach to their human resources within the workplace. This fact sheet introduces concepts that are essential in the protection and empowerment of Indigenous employees.

Culturally Relevant Gender-Based Analysis (Trauma-Informed)

This document explores how culturally relevant gender-based analysis (CRGBA) considers the historical and current issues faced by Indigenous women, including the impacts that colonization and intergenerational trauma have caused. When policy work lacks a CRGBA, there is a risk of perpetuating further marginalization and/or violence against Indigenous women. It is essential to consider the impacts of policy and programs, specifically as they pertain to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit women. A culturally relevant gender-based perspective is one way of minimizing the potential for harm.

Safer Sex During the Pandemic (Harm Reduction)

If you’re dating and/or having sex with people outside of your bubble, we’ve compiled some harm reduction tips for safer sex during the times of COVID-19. This fact sheet explores harm reduction based ways of reducing the risk of COVID-19 for someone who is sexually active.

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Transforming our Response to Sexual and Reproductive Health (Trauma-Informed)

This fact sheet explores how service providers can transform their practice to better serve the sexual and reproductive health needs of Indigenous women and gender-diverse people. A trauma-informed approach does not mean reliving or reflecting on a traumatic experience but instead emphasizing the strengths developed from surviving trauma and how that resiliency can foster healing.

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