Weekly Jam Sessions

Every Thursday from December 2020 to February 2021, SHIELD held weekly jam sessions at the Lawrence O’Brien Arts Centre. Students aged 12 – 18 from the Lake Melville area were invited to come out and play music with their peers and fellow musicians in a safe space where all were included!

Students who attended played music on SHIELDs beautiful new instruments and some even brought their own! At the end of each session attendees left with music in their soul and a little bit of sexual health information in their pocket.

Thank you to the Lawrence O’Brien Arts Centre for making these events possible!

(Note: More photos will be uploaded soon)

#HIVAID Campaign

The HIVAID campaign was created using Catie.ca as a source in order to spread knowledge and awareness around a dangerous but treatable STBBI (Sexually Transmitted and Blood Borne Infection). When left untreated, HIV can do serious damage to the body, but medicine has come a long way and HIV is no longer a death sentence! Many people live long and healthy lives with HIV undergoing proper treatment. To learn more about HIV, how it transmits, how it’s treated and how it may affect you, take a look at our #HIVAID campaign!

To learn more contact us at the SHIELD Project or:
– Labrador Grenfell Health
– Healing Our Nations
– Canadian Aboriginal Aids Network
– AIDS Committee NL
– Or your local health care provider

Ethan’s launch video

Live launch of Ethan Angnatok’s music video at Nain Youth Centre!

So thankful to everyone involved in this awesome project! Including NunatuKavut Youth Community Engagement Project who made the video & Lawrence O’Brien Arts Centre who provided the skill & space for the audio recording.

Special thanks to Nain Youth Centre staff for hosting us this week for multiple events and the launch. Gratitude to Labrador Grenfell Health & Nunatsiavut Government’s DHSD for all the support as well as MusiCounts. Shout out to our funders the Public Health Agency of Canada and Government of Newfoundland & Labrador and sponsor the Labrador Friendship Centre.

And the biggest thanks to Ethan Angnatok and all the performers who trusted SHIELD with their talent through the Labrador Unplugged virtual performance competition.

#RaiseYourVoice Campaign

#RaiseYourVoice is a collaborative education campaign brought to you by LFC SHIELD Project, Violence Prevention Labrador, Nunatsiavut Department of Health & Social Development, and the NL Sexual Assault Crisis and Prevention Centre. Our goal is to increase awareness of and help to prevent online luring and the sexual exploitation of children and youth in Labrador.

Labrador Tours – Nain

Sending heartfelt thanks to all who helped make our Nain stop of the SHIELD Labrador Tour so amazing & successful!

Hearing from community members & the youth of Nain at our events was inspiring. The sharing of sexual health knowledge was awesome. We had lots of fun too! We look forward to more community building as we plan to continue SHIELD partnership events in Nain!

Special gratitude to Crystal Allen & the staff of the Nain Youth Centre, Nunatsiavut DHSD & LG Health including Adrian & Linda from the Nain clinic & Ethan Angnatok.

Here are some of the highlights from the following events:

– Girls Night Out

– Guys Jam Session

– Community Drop-In Afternoon

– Youth Music & Craft Night

Below you’ll also find the launch video for Ethan Angnatok’s “Sightless Birds” music video!