Doug Ford's reboot of sex education in Ontario: Same as it ever was - 2019-08-26

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F0.png Doug Ford's reboot of sex education in Ontario: Same as it ever was August 26, 2019, Lauren Bialystok, The Conversation

Ontario has been embroiled in controversy over sex education since 2015 when updates to the province's health and physical education curriculum drew vocal opposition from a minority of parents.

As is typical for such policies, the loudest critics are those who feel that religious or traditional values are threatened by mandatory learning about sexual decision-making and LGBTQ identities. While educators and sexual health experts in Canada and at UNESCO are united on the evidence in favour of comprehensive school-based sexuality education, it has been a struggle to bring educational policies into line with their recommendations, even with strong public support.

The 2015 curriculum introduced by Liberal Kathleen Wynne, the former Ontario premier, was a major step forward, with substantial updates to the material on sexual development and diversity, and new sections on sexting, bullying and consent.

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