PUBLIC STATEMENT – RESPONSE TO THE REPEAL OF ONTARIO'S UPDATED SEX-ED CURRICULUM

The 519’s Statement regarding Ontario’s Minister of Education Lisa Thompson’s announcement that the modernized sexual health education curriculum will not be taught in the upcoming school year.

The 519 is disappointed and deeply concerned about today’s announcement by Minister of Education Lisa Thompson to roll back Ontario’s modernized sexual health education curriculum in the upcoming school year. Ontario’s children and youth deserve access to health and physical education information that ensures their safety and aligns with the realities of our rapidly changing world.

As an organization committed to the health, happiness, and full participation of the LGBTQ2S community, The 519 believes that this regression will negatively impact and endanger already vulnerable and at-risk young people, including LGBTQ2S youth.

The 519 will continue to advocate for equality, justice and dignity of all Ontario’s children and youth. We invite parents, organizations, activists, and anyone who wants to join us in our advocacy efforts by visiting: www.wehaveyourbackontario.org

The 519 spokespersons leading this campaign are available to comment further on the matter.


Media Contact

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


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Posted:
July 11th 2018
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