The Ford government has recently announced the repeal of the current Health and Physical Education curriculum (that was implemented in 2015) and will be replacing it with the 1998 curriculum. This change means that sexual orientation, gender identity, same-sex marriage, consent, invisible disabilities and safe social media use will not be taught to students in Ontario as part of the curriculum. In addition to putting students at risk of harm, this decision discriminates against some students and families on various grounds, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and disability.
Justice for Children and Youth (JFCY) and the HIV and AIDS Legal Clinic of Ontario (HALCO) are organizing to represent Applicants who wish to come forward and file Applications to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. If you are a student or parent who believes that the roll-back of the curriculum violates your human rights please contact Andrea Luey or Claire Millgate at Justice for Children and Youth (416.920.1633), who can provide further information, legal advice and possible legal representation.