Health and Community Services
October 31, 2019 

New Space for Planned Parenthood made Possible through $300,000 in Capital Funding

The Honourable John Haggie, Minister of Health and Community Services is congratulating Planned Parenthood Newfoundland and Labrador Sexual Health Centre, as they prepare to receive keys to a new building tomorrow (Friday, November 1), in St. John’s.

A non-profit, charitable organization, Planned Parenthood promotes positive sexual health and 2SLGBTQIA+ inclusion in a safe, respectful and supportive environment, regardless of age, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status. It deals exclusively with sexual health services, such as:

  • Education programs
  • Pregnancy testing and counselling
  • Pap testing
  • Breast exams
  • Screening and treatment of STBBIs
  • Trans health
  • Birth control options
  • Testicular exams

Currently located at 203 Merrymeeting Road, the organization will be relocating to a newly-renovated space at 47 St. Clare Avenue owned by Eastern Health. The $300,000 in capital funding used to renovate the new St. Clare Avenue space was provided by Health and Community Services.

Planned Parenthood also receives an annual operating grant of $64,400 from Children, Seniors and Social Development, as well as grants from the Mental Health and Addictions division of Health and Community Services.

Quotes
“The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador recognizes the value and impact Planned Parenthood has on promoting sexual health and reducing stigma. Relocation to this new property will allow Planned Parenthood to continue to provide valued services in an updated and more suitable environment.”
Honourable John Haggie
Minister of Health and Communities Services

 “Planned Parenthood is a valued partner in the delivery of services to promote and support healthy living in Newfoundland and Labrador. I wish them continued success as they provide critical and often-life-changing services and raise positive and inclusive awareness related to sexual health from their new location.”
Honourable Lisa Dempster
Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development 

“Eastern Health thanks Health and Community Services for its investment into Eastern Health’s property on St. Clare Avenue, that will house Planned Parenthood. This initiative aligns with our vision of Healthy People, Healthy Communities, and highlights our partnerships with others in the community who share a commitment to population health and wellbeing.”
David Diamond
President and CEO, Eastern Health 

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Media contacts
Kathy Dicks-Peyton
Health and Community Services
709-729-6986, 699-1982
kathydickspeyton@gov.nl.ca 

Gina MacArthur
Children, Seniors and Social Development
709-729-3768, 730-2977
ginamacarthur@gov.nl.ca 

Allison Barter
Eastern Health
709-777-1412, 730-7759
allison.barter@easternhealth.ca 

2019 10 31                                                    4:10 p.m.