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Grade 11 (PPL30 and PPZ3C)


Curriculum Connection

H&PE C2.3 describe how their understanding of factors that affect reproductive and sexual health (e.g., environmental factors, genetics, injuries, disabilities, hormonal levels, nutrition, substance use, sexually transmitted infections) and their knowledge of proactive health measures and supports (e.g., measures such as breast and testicular examinations, Pap tests, regular medical check-ups, stress management techniques, genetic testing; supports such as trusted adults, local clinics, a local public health unit, a nurse practitioner/doctor) can be applied to avoid or minimize illness [PS, CT]

Additional Resources/links:

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit

Cancer Care Ontario: Video related to HPV testing and prevention

H&PE C3.4 describe how to use personal and interpersonal skills to deal with personally stressful situations or to help others deal with stressful situations (e.g., mental and physical illness, death of a family member, abusive relationships, understanding and accepting sexual orientation, separation/divorce, suicide, unemployment/underemployment, substance abuse) [PS, IS]

Additional Resources/links:

OPHEA & CAMH Mental Health – Positive Mental Health & Stress (older resource 2001)


  • Self-survey on well being
  • Mental defined
  • Positive/Negative effects of stress
  • Stress/Stressors and coping mechanisms
  • Case Studies
  • Adaptive/Maladaptive coping strategies
  • Strategies to cope with stress
  • Phobia’s

*statistics and resources maybe out dated


Curriculum Connection

H&PE A2.3 explain how sex, gender identity, and social and cultural background can influence health (e.g., social and cultural influences on dietary practices, methods of treating illnesses, gender expectations; gender- and sex-based influences on medical treatment, access to jobs, education, and physical activity)

Additional Resources/links:

The Youth Project is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to providing support and services to youth, 25 and under, around issues of sexual orientation and gender identity. We have a provincial mandate so although we are located in HRM, we travel around the province to meet with youth in other communities. We provide a variety of programs and services including support groups, referrals, supportive counselling, a resource library, educational workshops, social activities.

The Gilbert Centre is a community-based, not-for-profit, charitable organization that has been providing programs and services as the AIDS Committee of Simcoe County for over 25 years. In 2015, in part to recognize the reality of people with HIV not developing AIDS, but living health lives with HIV, the organization changed its name from the AIDS Committee to the Gilbert Centre for Social and Support Services. The Gilbert Centre, named after a founder Ed Gilbert, not only reflects the change in HIV, but also embraces the expansion of programming to serve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender individuals and families in the Simcoe Muskoka area.

The Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line exists to provide service for youth, by youth that affirms the experiences and aspirations of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, 2-spirit, queer and questioning youth in Ontario. Working within an anti-oppression and anti-racist framework, we provide leadership opportunities, outreach, confidential peer support and referrals by telephone, texting and online.

H&PE B1.2 describe the factors that contribute to personal wellness and support healthy living (e.g., sense of responsibility; ability to make decisions related to physical activity, fitness, and healthy eating; healthy relationships; coping skills; creative and critical thinking skills; a positive sense of self)

Additional Resources/links:

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit Relationship Quiz: Assists in assessing the state of personal relationships and identifying when and where to seek help.

H&PE C3.1 describe actions that individuals can take that contribute to the health of others(e.g., consenting to be an organ donor; donating blood; updating immunizations; using methods such as handwashing to prevent the transmission of communicable diseases; following safer sex guidelines to prevent STIs; advising younger students on health action plans, healthy relationships, and anti-bullying strategies; getting involved in charitable fundraising events and campaigns in support of health-related causes such as smoking prevention, healthy eating, concussion prevention, and breastfeeding awareness)

Additional Resources/links: brought to you by Ontario Public Health, provides information related to relationships, general sexual health as well as Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), and Birth Control as well as a function to assist with finding a clinic near you and on-line live chat.

The Canadian Guidelines on Sexually Transmitted Infections (CGSTI) were created by the Public Health Agency of Canada as a resource for primary care and public health professionals – especially nurses and physicians – for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

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