Saleema Noon Sexual Health Educators
Saleema Noon Sexual Health Educators is a group of smart and current professionals with a focus on providing safe, inclusive and practical information to children, teens and parents. With over twenty-five years combined teaching experience, they achieve a perfect balance of tackling serious topics in a way that is youthful, fun and lighthearted.
Introducing the newest member of our workshop family… iKid!
Presented by Saleema Noon Sexual Health Educators, iKid is a playful, engaging and interactive empowerment workshop that teaches 5-8 year old kids the practical skills to create a respectful, kind and playful school environment. In a style that resonates with the younger crowd, creator and facilitator Ashley McIntosh takes the role of the fun older sibling, giving kids the information and skills needed not only to feel great about themselves but to rock their friendships for years to come.
As a facilitator and Program Manager for Saleema Noon’s team, Ashley has used her expertise in the curriculum development of all of our workshops. Seeing first hand the benefit of teaching key iGirl and iGuy concepts both in the classroom and at home as a parent led her to create our newest workshop, iKid, for primary-aged students. She is thrilled that she can now follow the kids she works with throughout their entire elementary school career.
Not sure what – or how much – information to share with children and teens regarding sex and sexual health? Do you fear what they might ask? Or how to respond to their questions? Or whether you even know the “answers” yourself?
Saleema Noon knows all about these fears and concerns. An expert in sexual health education and stepparent to two teenage daughters herself, she understands the challenges adults face when addressing sensitive topics with their kids.
In Talk Sex Today, Noon delivers an intelligent and sensible blend of current, inclusive, and practical information for children and teens – and the adults who love them. Noon builds on the foundational work of iconic sexual health educator Meg Hickling and her bestselling Speaking of Sex books to offer adults a break-through guide on teaching “body science.”
iKid teaches 5-8 year old kids the practical skills to create a respecful, kind and playful school environment.
iGirl. A place where young, modern girls can learn the ropes. Move over, Elsa, Anna and My Little Pony, it’s time for Sexting, Snapchat, low tops and high skirts. Parents, take a minute here and catch your breath. Ready? Good. iGirl is a straight-to-the-point, lighthearted, two- or three-day workshop that prepares 9–12 year old girls for the multimedia pressure-cooker they’ll soon encounter.
Knowledge is power and this workshop, created by Saleema Noon B.A. M.A., will give your daughter the power to make smart decisions and to successfully navigate the changes galloping into her young life. In a style that’s relevant to preteens, Saleema and her team take the role of big sister, tackling topics like what to expect from puberty, safety on the internet, understanding what makes a healthy body image, and how to be assertive in even the toughest situations.
- April 8 and 9
North Vancouver, Capilano Library
- May 13 and 14
Surrey, Semiahmoo Library
- June 3 and 4
Burnaby, Cliff Avenue Clubhouse
- July 4, 5 and 6
North Vancouver, Capilano Library
- July 10 and 11
South Delta Recreation Centre
- July 13 and 14
Surrey, City Centre Library
- July 17 and 18
Richmond, Gilmore Park United Church
- July 20 and 21
Port Coquitlam, Hyde Creek Recreation Centre
- July 26 and 27
Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver
A friendly voice of reason above the chatter, Saleema Noon Sexual Health Educators is a group of smart and current sexual health professionals with a focus on safe, practical, inclusive content. We give parents concrete tools with which to answer even the toughest questions. In our work with elementary and high school students we reinforce the positive, meaningful messages parents have communicated to their children and teens. With good information and a youthful, fun, approachable delivery, talking about sexual health has never been easier.