Parents can benefit as much as their kids from Ontario's new sex ed - 2019-09-03
In time for back-to-school 2019, the Ontario government released a revised health and physical education curriculum. Commentators have noted that despite Premier Doug Ford having stressed the need for an overhaul, the new curriculum is strikingly similar to the one from 2015, prompting some to call it a backtrack of election promises.
But what is new is that the Ontario government is now touting an opt-out policy for parents who want to remove their children from certain lessons on human development and sexual health.
The new policy requires schools to implement a more detailed process to "provide parents with a list of all Human Development and Sexual Health expectations by grade." It also give parents at least 20 school days notice before students are taught human development and sexual health.