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IMFC: 10 things parents need to know about Ontario sex-ed

Watch this excellent summary video about the Ontario sex-ed curriculum created by the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada. 10 Things Parents Need to Know About the New Sex Ed What exactly is wrong with Ontario’s new sex ed curriculum? Watch our rundown and see: Posted by Institute of Marriage and Family Canada on Thursday, 15 October 2015

Organization wants to work with schools

By Trevor Terfloth, Chatham Daily News Parents with concerns over the province’s new sexual education curriculum should not only work with schools, but also talk with their children, says a speaker and former educator. Phil Lees, president and founder of P.E.A.C.E. (Public Education Advocates for Christian Equity) Ontario, gave a presentation to more than 100 people at Gregory Drive Alliance Church on Thursday. He provided a rundown of the curriculum, set to be introduced in September, noting that some of the material isn’t age-appropriate or Continue reading →

Making sex education work

*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 →

Release curriculum, consult parents says advocacy group

Toronto, Monday June 3, 2013 – OPHEA’s (Ontario Physical and Health Education Association) summary document, ‘It’s Time to Take Action for Ontario’s Kids’, claims students are being disadvantaged because of a curriculum that is 15 years old.  The document states that “kids are using out-of-date strategies to deal with drug use, Schools lack the support they need to help students in distress (mental health problems), Students need to learn about healthy eating, and only 7% of children are meeting Canada’s physical activity guidelines of 60 Continue reading →

Hamilton Parent Launches Law Suit

Things are really beginning to heat up here in the province. The Hamilton School Board has been served with a law suit from a family that used our document to communicate their faith and were told they do not have the right to know when curriculum conflicts with their values. This is most unusual for Hamilton Board has accepted hundreds of these forms for more than 4 years, and has adopted a religious accommodation policy that includes accommodating for sensitive curriculum issues. Hamilton dad takes Continue reading →