Teaching Sexual Health
The Ministry of Education requires that Ontario students be provided with growth and development education focusing on an understanding of sexuality; including sexual development, reproductive health, interpersonal relationships, affection, abstinence, body image, gender roles, and the development of attitudes, beliefs, and values related to identity and relationships. This curriculum expectation is found in the Health and Physical Education Curriculum for grades 1 through 10 (see links below).
Grades 1-8 Health and Physical Education Curriculum
Grades 9 & 10 Health and Physical Education Curriculum
Healthy Relationships and Consent
Online Safety and Sexting
An objective of the Grey Bruce Health Unit is to support educators in the implementation of the sexual health components of the curriculum by providing resources to assist and enhance their teaching plans. Refer to the following sexual health resources and call 519-376-9420 extension 1256 for more information.
- Consultations with a Public Health Nurse are available. Please call 519-376-9420 extension 1256 or 1-800-263-3456 extension 1256.
- Resources for Parents:
- Contact the Bluewater District School Board for information on their resources to assist in teaching sexual health related topics.
- There are many online resources available to assist with teaching sexual health topics. The following websites provide fact sheets, teaching tools and lesson plans.