Phone: 403.854.2099 Ext. 221
Email: becky.viste@hannalearning.com

Hanna Learning Centre, in partnership with J.C. Charyk School, will be offering WiseGuyz: Healthy Relationship Program. Hanna was originally chosen by the Centre for Sexuality to be a pilot site in the provincial scaling of the program for the 2018-2019 school year. After two successful years, Hanna Learning Centre is pleased to again be offering the program to Grade 9 men in our community. WiseGuyz provides important healthy relationship education based on an evidence-informed, research supported curriculum. The program runs once a week during school time from October 2020 to May 2021. In this voluntarily program, students will learn about and reflect on:

  • Physical health, hygiene and anatomy
  • Pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection prevention
  • Healthy relationships and decision making
  • Peer bonding
  • Conflict resolution and communication
  • Emotions and stress management
  • Gender and sexual diversity
  • Media literacy
  • Human rights and personal values
  • Community resources and supports
Through research collected from multiple WiseGuyz programs, the Centre for Sexuality has learned:
  • WiseGuyz graduates expressed that they are better able to engage in healthy relationships and feel more comfortable making social connections and coping with negative emotions.
  • Wiseguyz participants demonstrated significant improvements in homophobic attitudes, social expectations around what it means to be a guy, and attitudes about their own sexual health knowledge and abilities.
  • Recent data suggests the program improves mental health and friendship quality.
If you have any further questions regarding the WiseGuyz program, please contact:
Becky Viste
Hanna Learning Centre
403.854.2099 Ext. 221

Brenda Karg, RSW
Family Resource Program
403.854.4874