[MEDIA ADVISORY] Advocates to Unite Against the Repeal of Ontario’s Updated Health & Physical Education Curriculum

Across the province, Ontarians are united against the Government’s decision to repeal the updated Health & Physical Education Curriculum. The last-minute scrapping threatens the health and safety of Ontario’s children and youth and puts them at an increased risk of negative physical, mental and sexual health outcomes.

At a media event, a diverse group of advocates will discuss how this repeal ill-equips children and youth with the necessary tools they need to safely navigate the realities of our rapidly changing world. They will announce the next phase of advocacy against the repeal, and in favour of current and inclusive education, with the We Have Your Back campaign.

Participants in this press conference will be available for comment following the program.

What:
Media Event: Advocates Unite Against the Repeal of Ontario’s Updated Health & Physical Education Curriculum

When:
Friday, July 13th at 10:00 AM

Where:
The 519 – Room 106
519 Church Street Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2C9

Who:

  • Farrah Khan
    Manager of Consent Comes First, Office of Sexual Violence Support and Education at Ryerson University
  • Reverend Dr. Cheri DiNovo
    Minister at Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church
    Former Member of Provincial Parliament for Parkdale—High Park
  • Sara Escallon Sotomayor
    High school student
    Organizer of Not Just Rumours
  • Suze Morrison
    Member of Provincial Parliament for Toronto Centre
  • Additional special guests to be confirmed, including from The 519 and Planned Parenthood Toronto

Contact:

Soofia Mahmood
Manager Communications & Fund Development, The 519
SMahmood@The519.org | +1 416-355-6790


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Posted:
July 12th 2018
Tagged:
Education, media advisory, Ontario, sex ed