The Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur is offering schools the opportunity to provide students with Sexuality Education. Students will receive 5 to 10 hours of sexuality education over the course of the 2018-2019 academic year. The learning content in Elementary school is designed for students from Kindergarten through to grade 6.
The learning content defined by the Minister of Education is tailored to the students’ ages and levels of development, and is in line with the recommendations of experts from the World Health Organization and UNESCO. The content will be taught by trained school personnel in collaboration with partners chosen by the school (e.g. health network or community organizations). The learning content takes into account contemporary issues, for example, easy access to images and messages about sexuality in the community and the use of social media.