Barbara Kay, The National Post In Ecclesiastes it is written, “There is a time for everything, and a season for everything under the sun … a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing. …” One does not have to be Christian or even religious to appreciate the anger that fuelled objections in the first go-around of the Ontario sex ed debate in 2009, enough to block its launch. It is bubbling up anew as the province’s Ministry of Education finally launches the Continue reading →
There is a common perception that school-based comprehensive sex education programs are effective at protecting teens from the problems related to sexual activity while abstinence education programs are not. This document offers basic criteria for effective programs and presents evidence about the effectiveness of both comprehensive and abstinence-based sex education in our schools.
P.E.A.C.E. Ontario has produced a short video to help parents understand the sex education changes coming Ontario schools this year.
The Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) has launched its Parent Voice Survey to get input from parents about public education.
CBC News Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has told the province’s Ministry of Education to include the subject of consent in its new sexual education curriculum. Wynne told Education Minister Liz Sandals to include “healthy relationships and the topic of consent” in the curriculum — which will debut this fall in Ontario schools — the ministry said Thursday in a statement. When Ontario tried to revamp its approach to sex ed five years ago, some parents and religious groups resisted, leading to a reversal by then Continue reading →
By Perry Chiaramonte, Fox News.com Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com December 10, 2014 – Students at one northern California high school are learning more than just the birds and the bees. Along with local area groups, some parents are irate that their children’s sex ed class at Acalanes High School in Lafayette is being taught by employees of Planned Parenthood without their prior knowledge. They are also fuming over the methods and materials being used, including a checklist that asks students if they are Continue reading →
-Media Release- Premier Kathleen Wynne has promised to return the sex education curriculum that was seriously criticized and rejected in 2010 because it was graphic and age inappropriate. The 2010 Gr. 1 – 8, Health and Physical Education Curriculum introduced sexual information in greater detail at earlier ages. Grade 7 classroom instruction would include anal and oral sex, Grade 6 the promotion of self-discovery through masturbation, and in Grade 3 students would be introduced to the topic of gender identity. Many parents felt uncomfortable how Continue reading →
*Foreword – This report provided by the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada is one of the best resources available for getting a clear understanding of this issue. Once you’ve read the report, check back into the website for more tips and tools you can use. – PEACE Ontario* By Peter Jon Mitchell, Institute of Marriage and Family Canada November 2014 – *excerpt* In 2010, the Ontario Ministry of Education put a revised Physical Education Curriculum for grades one to eight on hold. Some parents objected to elements Continue reading →
Upon my return from working with PEACE in Hawaii (a report is forthcoming) my first call was from a Toronto parent whose Grade 1 daughter was being forced to go to the washroom with a boy whose parents have chosen to identify him as a girl.
More than 120 Makua (parents), Kapuna (grandparents) and aunties and uncles on the rural island of Molokai joined together at the Kalanianaole Hall to hear the truth about Pono Choices and the intent of sensitive curriculum coming into the schools in Hawaii. Bob McDermott shared the medical inaccuracies of Pono Choices, how it was not age appropriate and that is does not meet Hawaii State Department of Education policy. Pono Choices tells children that anal sex with a condom is low risk activity. The Molokai Continue reading →