Sexual education coalition seeks more government funding

By Michael Boriero - Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Sexual education coalition seeks more  government funding

Teachers in Quebec are left to their own devices, often involuntarily, when it comes to sexual health education (sex ed), but the Coalition ÉduSex plans to change the current model.
The coalition, which is made up of over 100 local and provincial community and labour groups, launched a petition on Jan. 21 calling for the government to meet two simple demands: increase funding to sex ed and implement support systems for educators.
According to ÉduSex spokesperson Jess Legault, within the first few hours, the petition garnered over 1,000 signatures. They want the government to fix their attitude towards sex ed and make it more appropriate in today’s context.
“The demand is higher than ever in the community groups because the teachers are having a really hard time right now, as everyone is, but they can’t be asked to do this work without any training, without any funding to support them,” Legault said.

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