Response to Ontario's Health and Physical Education Curriculum changes
Thursday, July 26, 2018
The Fourth R does not believe that it is in the best interest of the well-being of Ontario students to revert back to the 1998 sexual health curriculum. This outdated curriculum does not explore many issues faced by students today nor does it equip our youth with the knowledge and skills to develop healthy relationships and explore the many concepts connected with mental health. Although we always welcome the opportunity to contribute to curriculum consultations and think it is a good idea to improve on existing curriculum, we do not think it should be done when it compromises our students learning and development. We urge the Ontario Government to keep the current Health curriculum (including the Human Development and Sexual Health content) in place until after the proposed review is completed.
For more information, please contact:
Director, Centre for School Mental Health
Faculty of Education, Western University