Education Sex-Ed Curriculum

Revert the current sex-ed curriculum back to the 1998 sex-ed curriculum

Achieved
Aug 2018

The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1-8: Health and Physical Education, Interim Edition (re-issued 2018)

Ontario Ministry of Education August 22, 2018

Beginning in September 2018, and until a revised curriculum is issued, all health and physical education programs for Grades 1 to 8 will be developed from the expectations outlined in this document. This document was last taught in 2014.

Aug 2018

Ontario government says it has an interim sex-ed curriculum elementary teachers must follow

CBC News August 22, 2018

Simon Jefferies, Ford's spokesperson, said only students in Grades 1 to 8 will be taught the 223-page interim curriculum, which has now been posted online.

"The high school health and physical education curriculum is not changing in the interim consultation period," he said in an email to CBC News.

While the secondary school 2015 curriculum has not been removed, the more heavily criticized elementary school curriclum is now reverted back to its previous form. This is enough to consider this promise achieved.

Jul 2018

Ontario Tory minister flip-flops on sex-ed curriculum stance

CBC News July 16, 2018

In light of these comments, it's hard to really understand what exactly is happening in terms of reverting to the 1998 curriculum and what is going to be taught come September. As such, unless something else comes up that clarifies the plan, I guess we might have to wait and see what happens once school starts up again in autumn.

Jul 2018

Ontario reverting to old sex-ed curriculum in fall: education minister

The Canadian Press July 11, 2018

Ontario's education minister says the sex-ed curriculum taught to children in the coming school year will be an older version, not the controversial updated program brought in by the previous government. Lisa Thompson says ministry staff are working to inform school boards of the decision to revert to the curriculum that was in place before 2015. Thompson says the ministry will be moving quickly to consult parents on how to update the curriculum and details on that process will be coming soon.