Curriculum Forward

Consultation @ TDSB - HPE Exemption Procedure

On August 21, 2019, the Ministry of Education issued a memo (PPM 162) requiring school boards to develop procedures for "Exemption from instruction related to the Human Development and Sexual Health Expectations in the Ontario Curriculum: Health and Physical Education, Grades 1-8, 2019". The TDSB wants to hear from its school communities if they have any comments or suggestions that should be considered by the TDSB. Fill in the survey using the link below:

Protecting Ontario's Students

Within a few short weeks of taking office this spring the new Provincial Government canceled much needed updates to the Indigenous Curriculum and rolled back the Health Curriculum without forward planning, analysis, or consultation. These hasty decisions deprive our students of a modern and comprehensive education and puts vulnerable youth at further risk.

We are urging parents, student, community organizations, and advocacy groups to share one voice in supporting our local school boards and teachers, and in telling the Province what we want for the safety and wellbeing of Ontario's children.

How Can You Help?

  • Learn more about the issues (RESOURCES)
  • Talk to your friends, family, and neighbours and share your concerns
  • Engage your school community through your School Council
  • Fill out the Ministry of Education's Education Survey and highlight the need for modern curricula!
  • Write to the Minister of Education, the Premier, and your local MPP to let them know what you expect for your students [Current Ontario MPPs] [sample letter]
  • Write a letter of support to your school board and your school principal [sample letter 1] [sample letter 2].
  • Make a donation to support one of the legal challenges to the curriculum (HERE)
  • Sign a petition (HERE)
  • Start your own petition