TORONTO, May 31, 2013 /CNW/ - Ophea will release three reports that provide striking evidence of the urgent need to update the 15-year-old Health and Physical Education (H&PE) curriculum in Ontario. The reports demonstrate there is significant support for the government to take action to finalize, release and implement the entire H&PE curriculum that was shelved in 2010. Results suggest up-to-date sexual health education is desired by Ontario parents and vital to the well-rounded education and healthy development of Ontario students.
When: Monday, June 3rd, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.
Where: Queen's Park media studio, Toronto
What: Media briefing on three new reports from Ophea showing the urgent need for an updated H&PE curriculum in Ontario.
Who: A panel of leading health and education experts, including:
- Chris Markham, Executive Director & CEO, Ophea
- Annie Kidder, Executive Director, People for Education
- Kourosh Houshmand, Vice-President, Ontario Student Trustees' Association Public Board,Student Trustee, Toronto District School Board
- Lori Lukinuk, 1st Vice-President, Ontario Public School Boards' Association, Trustee, Lakehead Public School Board
Why: Ontario students have the right to an up-to-date, research-based curriculum that meets the needs of students in the 21st century.
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