Teresa Norris specializes as an expert on the human papillomavirus, its consequences and HPV related cancers.Her passion for sexual health education stems from the loss of her best friend to cervical cancer at the tender age of 24 in 2001.
Teresa is the Founder and President of the registered charity, HPV Awareness. For more information about this National, bilingual organization visit www.hpvawareness.org. Joined by our Medical Advisors Dr. Marc Steben, Dr. Zeev Rosberger and Dr. Jean-Yves Frappier, a team of physicians across Canada and partnerships with the SOGC (Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada) and the SGOC (Society of Gynecologic Oncology of Canada). She launched an awareness campaign in 2002 across the country through public speaking appearances and annual fundraisers for a relief fund providing support to families of women fighting cervical cancer at the Princess Margaret Hospital. In addition, since 2008 a “Run Against HPV/Course Contre le VPH” for a HPV prevention program for adolescents at St. Justine Hospital.
Teresa is also the National/International spokesperson for HPV in public/media/scholar forums, including representing HPV and Cervical Cancer in the Executive Committee as Treasurer of the National Cancer Coalition of Quebec since 2008. She also speaks on behalf of Canada through the WACC (Women Against Cervical Cancer) in worldwide events. She is a bilingual regular expert voice in the National/International media on sexual health and HPV related issues. She appears regularly in several news broadcasts, newspapers and radio programs across North America.
Teresa is also a contributor to the Sexuality Education Network working to improve sexual health education through an interactive information website www.sexualityandu.ca. Teresa Norris gives a Puberty program for grades 5 and 6, a preadolescent presentation for grades 7 and 8, and “Healthy Relationships_101” presentations for grades 9 to 12 through all demographics and all school boards across Canada. All these presentations target elementary school, high school, college, and university level students, medical health professionals and parents focusing on a wide scope of sexual health issues.