Sexual Health Matters

We champion informed, responsible attitudes regarding sexual health through the delivery of programs and services to meet community needs. We ensure our community is supported in all aspects of sexual and reproductive health, including healthy relationships and violence prevention, safer spaces and inclusion, and one-on-one guidance and support. Our goal is to reduce stigma associated with sexual health in Cumberland County.

Our team

Corey Hunter

Executive Director

Born in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Corey Hunter is a 2SLGBTQIA+ activist and educator who prides herself in small town roots, and ongoing love and support from her Mom, family, friends, and colleagues.

After graduating from Amherst Regional High School, Corey studied psychology at Mount Allison University, where she travelled to Honduras with Global Medical Brigades, and India to teach. Following her education, she moved to Moncton, continued to tour for public speaking engagements, and began her clinical career working in groups homes, nursing homes, and home care. During this time, she continued to be an active community member, performing in charity fundraisers, hosting events, and speaking around the Maritimes at both private and public functions.

Following a brief period in Halifax, Corey relocated to Fredericton, NB to take an opportunity to move into training and leadership roles with CBI Health Groups’ Residential and Transitional Housing Division. In this role, she worked with the regional management team to oversee a series of community homes for complex-case youth, and develop strength-based intervention strategies for her clients. While working with CBI Health Group, Corey began teaching with Eastern College, instructing their Child and Youth Care with Addictions Practitioner Diploma. This opportunity allowed her to further connect social support systems around the Maritime provinces, and liaise between the clinical and educational fields.

Throughout each new career endeavor, Corey has prided herself on her continued dedication to the 2SLGBTQIA+ Community and Gender Equity as a holistic topic. Never turning down an opportunity to utilize new mediums and reach new audiences, she has accrued a collection of awards acknowledging her work including, but not limited to, the YMCA P.E.A.C.E. Medal (2023), the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal (2022), the E.C. Passion for Excellence in Teaching (2019 & 2022), the Cumberland Pride Award (2017), an International Women’s Day Award (2017), the PFLAG Champion Award (2008), and the Lt. Governor’s Medal of Nova Scotia (2007).

Currently relocated back to her home town of Amherst, Corey has once again become an active member in her hometown community – sitting on the Inclusion, Diversity & Equity committee for the Town of Amherst, on the Rotary Board of Directors, facilitating Peer Support for In The Works, helping to support our “Homeless Hub”, and participating in Trinity St-Stephen’s United Church’s Affirm United Committee to name a few endeavors.  An energetic and experienced advocate with an abundance of empathy, we are excited to see what she’ll accomplish as our new Executive Director! 

Our volunteer Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is made up of community volunteers. These members help govern and guide our Centre’s development, bringing valuable skills to the table to help operate the centre and our community.

Chairperson: Melissa Johnson

Treasurer: Donna Roberts

Secretary: Michelle Richard

Past Chair: Charlene Harvey

Members: Albert Rodgers, Charlotte Gallivan

We are always looking for new members. If you are interested in becoming a part of our board, please contact us.

It Takes a Village

The Sexual Health Centre for Cumberland County is a member of Sexual Health Nova Scotia, the organization representing sexual health centres across the province. As a member, we are joined by a network of sexual health centres and professionals who share a passion and dedication to the sexual health and wellbeing of Nova Scotians. 

We are also a United Way member agency. Funding received this year was made possible by the joint efforts of the Atlantic Compassion Fund, the Government of Canada’s Emergency Fund, and many generous donors.

The Sexual Health Centre for Cumberland County is a registered charity, we rely on donations to support the development of our centre and to help provide the resources we offer to our community. We are always looking to grow new partnerships.