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Pastoral Guidelines to Assist Students of Same-Sex Orientation (ACBO)

At the request of the Education Commission of the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario, a team of Catholic educators developed this pastoral guideline for assisting students with a same-sex attraction. It is written to support school personnel in making Catholic school communities safe and nurturing for all students in their care.

Respecting Difference (OCSTA)
The Catholic Trustees, in consultation with the Bishops and other Catholic partners, produced an alternative to the Ministry of Education’s application of their Equity and Inclusivity strategy with respect to Gay-Straight Alliances.

Web Resources

Engaging the Conversation (CARFLEO)

Short video clips created to help Catholic school staff engage the conversation related to their experience of gay and lesbian students. Features students, Dr. Derek Puddester and Professor Moira McQueen speaking on the challenges teens face.

Leprosy in the World Today: Answering the Call to Care (CCC)
This resource was developed by the CCC in partnership with The Leprosy Mission Canada. Answering the Call to Care provides teachers with practical lessons for elementary and secondary students. The lessons, grounded in Catholic Social Teachings, make the link from the Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations and the expectations of the Religious Education and Family Life and cross-curricular connections, to the work of The Leprosy Mission Canada. The lessons provide faith-filled activities for learning about Leprosy in the world today and answering the call to assist those who are affected by the disease.
LGBTQ Stories

This video produced for the Ontario College of Teachers presents a rich variety of perspectives on LGBTQ students and their issues. Videos will be particularly helpful to staffs that wish to extend this conversation

Web Resources – Elementary Specific

Family Life and Physical Education Curriculum Links (1-8) (2011)
Provides Curriculum Links between the Ontario Curriculums, Grades 1-8: Health and Physical Education, Interim Edition, 2010 (Revised), the Fully Alive Program, and Other Catholic Education Resources. It was written to support teachers in their quest to infuse the Catholic perspective into the Ontario curriculum. From the Institute for Catholic Education.
Supplementary Resources to Support Family Life Education: Grade 7

Navigation Page | Bullying and Prevention | Dating and Relationships | Family Structures | Pornography | Sexually Transmitted Infections | Stress and Grief | Substance Abuse | Suicide Prevention (CARFLEO)

Supplemental resources to support Grade 7 Family Life education. The documents include strategies for exploring bullying prevention, dating and relationships, family structures, pornography, sexually transmitted infections and the risks of contraception, stress and grief, substance abuse, and suicide prevention.

Supplementary Resources to Support Family Life Education: Grade 8

Navigation Page | Addictions | Dating | Family Structures | Pornography | Same Sex Attraction | STI's and The Risks of Contraception | Stress and Grief | Suicide Prevention (CARFLEO)

Supplemental resources to support Grade 8 amily Life education. The document includes strategies for exploring bullying prevention, dating and relationships, family structures, pornography, sexually transmitted infections and the Rrsks of contraception, stress and grief, substance abuse, addictions, suicide prevention, and same Sex Attraction.

Web Resources – Secondary Specific

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