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The CHEW Project is an option to support your mental, physical, and sexual health. Our goal is to help youth to be healthy, happy, and hopeful!

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Comprehensive Health Education Workers

EMPOWERING THE Q

TO BE HEALTHY, HAPPY, AND HOPEFUL!

 

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SERVICES

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provided

SERVICES PROVIDED

HIV & STI Testing

HIV & STI Testing

We offer HIV and STI testing every Monday (10am-12pm), at our office (5-186 Ed North). The best part? Testing is free, confidential and features the coolest STI outreach team ever!

Sex Ed Workshops

Sex Ed Workshops

Want to get real Sex Ed? You can contact us to start scheduling a visit to your school!

Art Jams

Art Jams

Want to learn about body positivity and empowerment? We offer cool arts-based workshops, to equip youth with the skills and confidence they need to make healthy decisions.

Individual Meeting

Individual Meeting

Want to have a little more support? Maybe share some personal stuff? Come to the CHEW Office on Wednesdays from 5pm to 8pm.

Hang Out with CHEW

Hang Out with CHEW

A workshop is not an option? It’s ok! You can meeting with our Health Workers by emailing CHEWproject@ualberta.ca

Newcomer to Canada

Newcomer to Canada

New to Canada? Want to hang out, or maybe just chat about your experience? Start by emailing CHEWproject@ualberta.ca

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members

MEMBERS

Melissa Fabrizio

Melissa Fabrizio

Melissa is the Communications Coordinator of the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies & Services, where CHEW is housed. She is constantly seeking new ways to facilitate public engagement and knowledge mobilization through strategic communications.

Makram (Matt) Ayache

Makram (Matt) Ayache

Matt is a theatre artist, activist, teacher and a science enthusiast! He uses community based art to facilitate social conversations and be a part in building an anti-oppressive world! He also works as an Education Facilitator with fYrefly in Schools!

Lauren Alston

Lauren Alston

She is an Education Facilitator for the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services, working with fYrefly in Schools and community outreach/education.

Liz Beeforth

Liz Beeforth

She is a bubbly and creative queer activist with a background in psychology, sexuality, and peer support. She values anti-oppressive and harm reductive approaches to supporting youth.

Timothy Lenk

Timothy Lenk

He is an alumnus of the U of A, with a background in music and biology. He is an active member of the music community in Edmonton, and is currently pursuing a BEd after-degree.

Michel Lévesque

Michel Lévesque

He is a community art educator who focuses on teaching comics. He is also a PhD student at iSMSS (University of Alberta) with a background in visual arts and art education.

Brent Saccucci

Brent Saccucci

He is an community activist who has worked with Camp fYrefly and research at iSMSS. Now he splits his time between CHEW, the Pride Centre of Edmonton, and studying Education at the UofA.

Francisco Vargas

Francisco Vargas

He is an educational psychologist currently involved in different projects that integrate technology in education at the University of Alberta.

Evan Westfal

Evan Westfal

He is an alumnus of the Canadian College of Performing Arts as well as MacEwan University. He uses the arts to take a creative approach to health and sexual education.

Corey Wyness

Corey Wyness

He is  the funky  and fabulous director for the CHEW Project. He has a background in psychology and theatre, and has worked with youth and LGBTQ2 communities for over 25 years.

André Grace

André Grace

He is a professor working in education at University of Alberta where he focuses on the needs of sexual and gender minority youth.

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CONTACT FORM

Edmonton, AB

5-186 Education North, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2G5

Email address: CHEWproject@ualberta.ca

Phone:  (780) 492-3740

Call and leave a message anytime. To speak with a CHEW member right away, phone us on Wednesdays from 5pm to 8pm.

INSTITUTIONS

iSMSS
Faculty of Education

NETWORK

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Compass Centre
Elizabeth Fry Society
Camp fYrefly
HIV Edmonton
The Paint Spot
Public Health Agency of Canada
Pride Centre of Edmonton
Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton
STI Clinic Edmonton
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