‘Huge holes’ in how sex education is being taught across Canada, says advocate
By Tayo Bero · CBC News · Posted: Sep 02, 2019 3:03 PM ET | Last Updated: September 2
Students in Kitchener will be gathering in September to talk about the sex education they get in Ontario's schools.
Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights, the advocacy group that is running the event, says the roundtable discussion is a step toward ensuring all young people across the country have access to high quality sex education.
The group is visiting provinces across Canada and speaking to youth between the ages of 15 and 20, many of whom say the sex ed they are receiving in school is insufficient.
"Almost all of them talk about what they needed and what they weren't getting," Darrah Teitel, campaigns manager for Action Canada told CBC Kitchener-Waterloo. "They're talking about how sex ed did almost nothing to prepare them."
One reason for this, Teitel explained, is that curriculums are being inconsistently taught, depending on what school or province the student was in, or even who was teaching it.