Teachers’ union to back members who defy province’s sex-ed decree

Any elementary teacher who teaches students the updated 2015 sex-ed curriculum will have the full and legal support of their union, says its leader.

The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario says it strongly denounces the Ontario government’s decision to repeal the updated sexual health curriculum which leaves teachers to provide lessons based on 1998 material. The old teachings don’t include topics such as gender identity, online safety or consent.