Ontario Government Gets Mixed Reactions on Revising Sex Education

When Doug Ford’s government took office in June of 2018, one of the major promises they brought forward was to do what they called ‘a proper consultation’ on the sex education curriculum and the overall education system itself.

Ford promised to ‘go back to basics’ during the campaign and put more emphasis on subjects such as mathematics, and a public consultation process was launched back in October.

That consultation has concluded as of December 15, 2018. According to a government press release, it included more than 72,000 engagements across three different consultation channels, which included an open submission form, online survey and telephone town halls held in every region of the province.

There were eleven times more engagements in these consultations than in the previous 2014 Health and Physical Education curriculum consultations, focusing on the following areas: