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

Rene Ross

Executive Director

Rene has filled the shoes of Executive Director and Sexual Health Educator since 2017.

Rene is an advocate, writer, researcher and certified sexual health educator with over 15 years of experience in the field of sexual health and community engagement. Rene shares with us her fire for inclusion and human rights and holds a post-graduate certification in sexual health from the University of Alberta. You will see Rene around the county facilitating programs as well as sharing her experience and knowledge however she can!

Ashley Wry

Program Coordinator

Ashley joined our team as a Program Coordinator in 2020.

She is a Bachelor of Business Administration student. Ashley is helping us digitize our resources and expand our online presence. She is working to ensure our message reaches and educates as much of Cumberland County as possible. She is organized, passionate, and motivated and is working to become a Human Resource professional. You will see Ashley working away behind the desk at the Sexual Health Centre ready to help you in anyway and will kindly refer you to someone to help you meet your sexual health needs.

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.

Our volunteer board of directors

Our board 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.

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