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Schools & Child Care

General Resources - English

For Teachers:

  • For more than 50 years, Search Institute® has been a leader and partner for organizations around the world in discovering what kids need to succeed. Our research, resources, and expertise help our partners in organizations, schools, and community coalitions solve critical challenges in the lives of young people.
  • Visual depiction that explains gender identity and expression, sexual orientation and biological sex.The Genderbread Person by its pronounced Metrosexual
  • Alberta Health resource for teachers and/or parents provides teaching strategies and lesson plans.Parent information about how to talk to children about sex by age or topic.
  • Planned Parenthood provides up-to-date, clear, medically accurate information that helps you better understand your sexual health. Glossary of Sexual Health Terms
  • STI Transmission Game Classroom activity that shows STI transmission and prevention strategies.
  • Leeds Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit provides grade by grade resources for teachers to assist with teaching the sexual health curriculum.
  • In every classroom in Canada, students are grappling with mental health issues. And at the front of these classes are teachers contending with the stress of helping students who are struggling. PHE Canada has developed Teach Resiliency - an online portal and community of practice offering teachers simple-to-use strategies and tools to assess resilience needs and resources to promote and enhance teacher and student mental health.
  • The Resource Center for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (ReCAPP) provides practical tools and information to effectively reduce sexual risk-taking behaviors. Teachers and health educators will find up-to-date, evaluated program materials to help with their work with teens. (US)
  • Interior Health, British Columbia Resource page for Teachers and Public Health Nurses teaching sexual health.
  • Public Health Agency of Canada booklet; Sexual Orientation in Schools Q& A
  • Public Health Agency of Canada booklet; Gender Identity in Schools
  • Canadian Women’s Health Network Q & A: Body Image and the Media
  • The Sex Information and Education Council of Canada (SIECCAN) is a not for profit charitable organization established in 1964 that works with health professionals, educators, community organizations, governments, and corporate partners to promote sexual and reproductive health.
  • Kids Help Phone
  • Sex and U resources/publications that can be ordered directly from the Society of Obstetricians & Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC) 
  • The Fourth R is a consortium of researchers and professionals dedicated to promoting healthy adolescent relationships and reducing risk behaviours. We develop and evaluate programs, resources, and training materials for educators and other front-line professionals who work with youth. In particular, we work with schools, parents, and community organizations to promote the neglected “R” (for Relationships) and help build this Fourth R in school climates.
  • For Catholic schools to consider

    • Fully alive 
    • Pearson Canada provides innovative learning solutions across print, digital and professional services, created in collaboration with Canadian educators and with an emphasis on pedagogy, efficacy and best-in-class content. Teacher resources are available to assist with teaching the H&PE Curriculum in Ontario’s catholic schools.
    • The Ontario Institute for Catholic Education brings together, works with, and assists organizations that share responsibility for English Catholic education in their efforts to promote and maintain publicly-funded Catholic schools animated by the Gospel and reflecting the tenets of the Catholic faith.Resources for teachers that link to the curriculum and Fully Alive Program for grades 1-8.

For Students:

  • Need Help Now **online resource for students re: online photos they don’t want online
  • Healthy Families BC is the Province's health promotion plan to encourage British Columbians to make healthier choices.
  • Sex and HPV: It’s Time to Talk booklet provides comprehensive information from Society of Obstetricians & Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC) a reliable source for health information.

For Parents:


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