Sex Education

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The Feds promote gender diversity and homosexuality in sex ed

Despite education being a provincial responsibility, the Canadian federal government has issued guidelines on how to structure a sex education program. The latest 2008 update of Canadian Guidelines for Sexual Health Education, published by the Public Health Agency, which reports to the minister of health, is intended to be a “framework” for drafting curricula for Canadians of all ages, including children and youth. The Canadian Guidelines warns that educators should be careful when defining “sexual health,” as the phrase may be ... (Continue reading)

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The boards and the bees

Ironically, in a country with a past prime minister who famously preened about the state having “no place in the bedrooms of the nation,” the schoolroom is becoming a seminar for the boudoir. Ministries of education across the country are refashioning grade school curricula according to the postulates of tendentious, pseudo-scientific ideologies of identity. The radical politics of sexual education have become the norm for all grades in schools across Canada. Is abortion simply “something the woman decides to do with ... (Continue reading)

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Public health board provides graphic sex resources for teachers

Public health board provides graphic sex resources for teachers

Editor’s Note: This story contains graphic content.  Toronto’s public health agency developed graphic sex education resources to assist teachers in delivering Ontario’s health and physical education curriculum, The Interim has discovered. Toronto Public Health’s website contains three sets of lesson plans: Teaching Puberty: You Can Do It! for Grades 5 to 6, Grade 7/8 Sexual Health Curriculum, and High School Sexual Health Curriculum for grades 9 to12. There ... (Continue reading)

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Calls to liberalize sex ed in Ontario amid sex controversies within system

Calls to liberalize sex ed in Ontario amid sex controversies within system

Editor’s Note: There is sexually explicit content in this story. ... (Continue reading)

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Blogger exposes Toronto school board promoting pansexualism

Blogger exposes Toronto school board promoting pansexualism

Editor’s note: This story contains graphic sexual material.  Resources provided by the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) have been found to promote the gay lifestyle and sexual perversion and promiscuity. Blogger Blazing Cat Fur found that the TDSB linked to a website promoting masturbation and casual sex called www.positive.org, which is run by the Coalition for Positive Sexuality. Blazing Cat Fur’s post ignited media and online coverage of the school board’s actions, ... (Continue reading)

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Ontario dad sues school board over no opt out classes on sex

Ontario dad sues school board over no opt out classes on sex

Ontario Education Minister Laurel Broten does not agree with the right of parents to opt out of controversial classes. A Hamilton, Ont.-area Christian father is suing his children’s public school board after they refused to allow him to withdraw his children from controversial lessons on sexuality. Dr. Steve Tourloukis, a dentist, says the suit comes after he has been asking for accommodation from the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board since Sept. 2010. A member ... (Continue reading)

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Teachers, leave those kids alone

I suppose I’m old-fashioned. I thought teachers were supposed to teach, to make sure young people could read and write, do math, know some history and geography, perhaps some economics, and certainly some science. I don’t think media studies is a real subject, and sociology should only be a graduate level course. But this is nothing compared to what is going on today in many school boards, where legions of toxins ... (Continue reading)

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Catholic parents’ group: trustees obliged to refuse to implement Gay-Straight Alliances

A Catholic parents’ group is urging Catholic trustees to refuse to comply with Ontario’s anti-bullying law that forces Gay-Straight-Alliance clubs into separate schools. Instead, the parents are asking trustees to follow the bishops’ “Respecting Difference” strategy for tackling bullying. “A legal opinion we obtained (from lawyer Geoff Cauchi of RZCD Law Firm) argues Catholic trustees are obliged to refuse to implement Gay-Straight Alliances in Catholic schools,” said Teresa Pierre, head of Parents As First Educators (PAFE), at a news conference in ... (Continue reading)

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Poll says GSAs popular, Catholic schools are not

A Research Forum poll released May 15 says that the majority of Ontarians favour gay-straight alliances and oppose Catholic school funding. According to the poll, just over half of Ontarians (51 per cent) agree that students in Catholic schools should be able to form gay-straight alliances and that the numbers of people who disagree are gradually declining with 28 per cent are opposed to them and 21 per cent are undecided. Lorne Bozinoff, president of Research Forum, told the Toronto Star ... (Continue reading)

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Bullying battle hides gay agenda

Catholic parents fight separate system to maintain moral teaching Ontario bishops have issued a memo urging Catholic school boards to set up clubs explicitly aimed to counter “bullying related to sexual orientation,” even though they banned the establishment of Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) at Catholic schools just months ago. Meanwhile, parents at the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) are speaking out against a draft equity policy formulated in line with the Ontario Ministry of Education’s Equity and Inclusive Education ... (Continue reading)

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Ontario equity guidelines imperil religious education

An analysis of the Ontario Ministry of Education’s Policy/Program Memorandum (PPM  No. 199) dealing with “Developing and Implementing Equity and Inclusive Education Policies in Ontario Schools” says that while some goals are laudable, the new policy could imperil the Catholicity of the province’s separate school system. The analysis, prepared for Campaign Life Coalition by a retired educator, says there is “much that is good” in the policy which seeks to provide equal opportunity to all students to “learn, grow and contribute ... (Continue reading)

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Specific changes to Ontario sex-ed curriculm

The 1998 Ontario Health and Physical Education Curriculum is less explicit than the revised edition. In the 1998 curriculum, Grade 1 students are only required to learn “the major parts of the body,” but not the proper names of genitalia. In Grade 3, students must outline “the basic human and animal reproductive processes.” There is no reference to learning about gender identity or sexual orientation in any of the grades. The 1998 curriculum discussed puberty in Grade 5, while the 2010 ... (Continue reading)

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Sex ed around the world

There are different ways in which sex education is taught around the world. In the Netherlands, the national curriculum, in a primary school target, only mandates that “pupils learn about the makeup of plants, animals and humans and about the form and function of their parts.” Nevertheless, in a society that readily tolerates contraception, sexuality education and abortion, over half of the primary schools provide some form of sexuality education. Sex education is compulsory in the first three years of secondary ... (Continue reading)

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Ontario’s sex ed scandal

Ontario’s sex ed scandal

McGuinty withdraws but doesn’t nix liberalized curriculum Editor’s Note: There is sexually explicit content in this news article. On April 22, after two days of intense protest from parents and pro-family groups, Ontario Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty announced he would delay the implementation of a new sex ed curriculum to re-examine its contents. The controversy began after Rev. Charles McVety, president of Canada Christian College in Toronto, announced he was organizing a ... (Continue reading)

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Let’s talk abstinence

The sex education controversy in Ontario has sparked debate about what sort of education is most appropriate for children. For many parents, and certainly among religious and pro-family groups, there is widespread concern and agreement that sex education should delay intercourse, prevent STIs and maintain cultural values, although there is debate as to how it should be taught and at what age. According to Gwen Landolt, national vice-president of REAL Women of Canada, the form of sex education proposed by the ... (Continue reading)

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