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New Health and Physical Education Curriculum

As you are aware, the new Health and Physical Education Curriculum will be implemented in
all schools this year. We are confident that it will provide our students with a
comprehensive, current and relevant set of expectations for the students of Ontario. Much
of the media has focused on the Human Development and Sexual Health strand of this
document, although it is only one small section.
We, at WCDSB, are very fortunate because our current Family Life programs already
address many of the expectations in the new curriculum. Where there are gaps, the
Institute for Catholic Education, in collaboration with the Bishops of Ontario and Pearson
Publishing Company, have created resources for both elementary and secondary
educators. These resources will be available before the human sexuality units are addressed
in the program. Elementary and Secondary support packages will be published in the late
fall and will be delivered to teachers after that.
As a parent, you may also refer to the Institute for Catholic Education website
( ) for parent communications, support resources and other information to
directly address the new Health and Physical Education curriculum. We look forward to
continuing to provide your son or daughter with a quality education and worldview that is
delivered through the Catholic faith lens