Sexual Health & Art Session with NYCEP

We were so glad to get the chance to hang out and make art with some lovely folks from the NunatuKavut Youth Community Engagement Project on September 20, 2021.

NYCEP staff reached out to set up this Sexual Health and Art session with the SHIELD Project during a trip to Goose Bay.








We painted, shared an Inuit story with us and of course we talked about sex and healthy relationships.







Thank you Nikita and Wanda Lee, Community Youth Coordinators with NCC for reaching out to us while in Goose Bay to plan this event. We had great conversations and a wonderful time hosting this session.

Timiga Ikumajaq, My Body the Light Within

Timiga Ikumajaq, My Body the Light Within was a partnership event hosted by Qaujigiartiit Health Research Centre, Nunatsiavut DHSD and the SHIELD Project in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. Nunatsiavut DHSD arranged facilitator training by the QHRC team on September 15 and 16 in their performing arts, visual arts, and storytelling workshop for a team of Labradorians. Nunatsiavut, QHRC and SHIELD Project staff then worked together to offer an evening workshop on September 16 2021.

Our group got to know one other through some icebreakers before jumping in to a body mapping exercise to explore sense of self and direction.

Youth were also gifted Inuit books and stories from a selection provided by Nunatsiavut DHSD!

The night ended with an introduction to and interactive performance of Uaajeerneq with youth participants. This Greenlandic mask dance is one of the oldest dramatic art expressions among Inuit in Greenland and focuses on elements of fear, humor and sexuality.

We are hugely grateful to have been part of this event. Thank you to everyone who attended and facilitated. 

ACT Wednesday – Music & Friends

The theme of our last ACT Wednesday in Summer 2021 was Music & Friends. The SHIELD Project was joined by Jacinda Beals and Greg Peach (from the Jacinda Beals Band) to host this event at the Lawrence O’Brien Arts Centre on August 18.



Project Coordinator Denise Cole, SHIELD Youth Worker Emily Williams-Ford and Project Assistant Jade Rachwal gave a presentation on consent and consent while under the influence.

Participants received loot bags with sexual health resources and promotional items. We also demonstrated proper use of external and internal condoms.

Thank you to everyone who attended, Jacinda, Greg & Lawrence O’Brien Arts Centre for letting us use their awesome space 


ACT Wednesday – Writer’s Night

August 11 2021 was the SHIELD Project’s ACT Wednesday Writers Night. on August 11, 2021! We’re grateful to have had Mi’kmaq author Dr. Sylvia Moore join us for the evening, leading attendees in some great writing activities.

Denise and Emily also gave a short presentation on healthy relationships & communication. Shout out to Lawrence O’ Brien Arts Centre for their partnership. We love hosting events there. Thank you as well to Dr. Sylvia Moore and all who attended.