Ontario government's lawyer says teachers can use own judgment in sex-ed lessons

Teachers must teach in a way that's inclusive of all students, an Ontario-government lawyer argued in a hearing that challenges the rollback of the province's sex-ed curriculum.

Posted:
January 11, 2019
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Activists urge shutdown of Ontario sex-ed curriculum in legal challenge

Under Canada's 1982 Charter of Rights and Freedoms, courts can review government policy, but rarely do they venture into policy matters such as what an appropriate sex-education program is.

Posted:
January 10, 2019
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Advocates for students with disabilities call on Ontario to stop school exclusions

Autism advocates are saying a principal's power to exclude students from school is being misused as a disciplinary measure that disproportionately targets children with special needs.

Posted:
January 08, 2019
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

December 8: Just The Facts: Ontario's Sex Ed Curriculum

This is an expert panel, moderated discussion, and Q&A on just the facts: what are the differences between the old and new Ontario Sex Ed curricula?

Posted:
December 05, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Science Policy Network (TSPN)

Ontario government needs to spell out what's new in sex-ed curriculum: TDSB chair

The government has warned teachers who use the scrapped 2015 version will face consequences and invited parents to anonymously report potential breaches to the province.

Posted:
August 23, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Ontario families launch human rights challenge against sex-ed curriculum rollback

A group of families is launching a human rights challenge to the Ontario government's decision to repeal and replace the province's modernized sex-education curriculum.

Posted:
August 09, 2018
Article source:
CTV News

Almost half of TDSB students expelled over last 5 years are black, report says

The majority of the TDSB's more than 300 expelled students were males in secondary schools. Of those, 48 per cent self-identified as black, compared to 10 per cent who are white.

Posted:
July 17, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

LGBT advocates, NDP target rollback of sex-ed curriculum at Toronto event

Speakers took aim at the government's announcement that schools would temporarily revert to a 1998 version of the sex-ed curriculum rather than the Liberals' updated version.

Posted:
July 16, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Toronto school principal under investigation for compiling list of black students

The principal of the Etobicoke School of the Arts admitted to sharing the list and apologized, stating that it was an "inappropriate approach to identifying gaps in supports."

Posted:
June 26, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Programs aimed at helping black students facing disciplinary issues can wipe slates clean

The Plug has given families free legal advice, provided them with lawyers at hearings ,and played an advocacy role in meetings and mediation sessions.

Posted:
June 25, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail