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 may go against a family’s beliefs.

“We need to be engaged and involved and ask when it’s taught,” said Lees, who is based in Binbrook, near Hamilton.

The province’s 2010 curriculum was put on hold after parents raised objections.

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