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H&PE C1.3 explain the importance of having a shared understanding with a partner about the following: delaying sexual activity until they are older (e.g., choosing to abstain from any genital contact; choosing to abstain from having vaginal or anal intercourse; choosing to abstain from having oral-genital contact); the reasons for not engaging in sexual activity; the concept of consent and how consent is communicated; and, in general, the need to communicate clearly with each other when making decisions about sexual activity in the relationship

OPHEA

Ophea is a not-for-profit organization and is led by the vision that all children and youth value and enjoy the lifelong benefits of healthy, active living. Since 1921, Ophea has been working to support the health and learning of children and youth in schools and communities through quality programs and services, partnerships, and advocacy.

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  • 2 MAKING INFORMED CHOICES ABOUT SEXUAL HEALTH,
  • 3 COMMUNICATING CLEARLY
  • 6 SEXUAL HEALTH TIC-TAC-TOE

H&PE C1.4 identify common sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and describe their symptoms.

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  • 4 IDENTIFYTING SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS,
  • 5 UNDERSTANDING HIV
  • 6 SEXUAL HEALTH TIC-TAC-TOE

H&PE C1.5 identify ways of preventing STIs, including HIV, and/or unintended pregnancy, such as delaying first intercourse and other sexual activities until a person is older and using con­doms consistently if and when a person becomes sexually active.

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  • 4 IDENTIFYING SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS,
  • 5 UNDERSTANDING HIV
  • 6 SEXUAL HEALTH TIC-TAC-TOE 

H&PE C2.4 demonstrate an understanding of physical, emotional, social, and psychological factors that need to be considered when making decisions related to sexual health (e.g., sexually transmitted infections [STIs], possible contraceptive side effects, pregnancy, protective value of vaccinations, social labelling, gender identity, sexual orientation, self-concept issues, relationships, desire, pleasure, cultural teachings) [PS]

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  • 2 MAKING INFORMED CHOICES ABOUT SEXUAL HEALTH
  • 3 COMMUNICATING CLEARLY
H&PE C3.3 explain how relationships with others (e.g., family, peers)and sexual health may be affected by the physical and emotional changes associated with puberty (e.g., effect of physical maturation and emotional changes on family relationships, interest in intimate relationships and effect on peer relationships, risk of STIs and/or pregnancy with sexual contact) [IS, CT]

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  • 1 PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL CHANGES AT PUBERTY

Fully Alive

Family Life Education, as it is represented in Fully Alive, is intended to pass on a distinctively Catholic view of human life, sexuality, marriage, and family. Its goal is to complement the efforts of families and to support what parents are doing at home. The entire program, from Grades 1 through Grade 8 is designed to encourage children to become the people God wants them to be -- to be fully alive. 

Additional Resources:

Alberta Health grade 7

Haldimand Norfolk Health Unit - ABC’s of Abstinence

Wait for Sex; Why Should I? pamphlet

Information on abstinence from SexandU.ca, a credible website produced by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC)

Common STIs

Birth Control overview

An overview of puberty and body changes in both males and females  from SexandU.ca 

HIV BASIC FACTS PAMPHLET , a PDF of CATIE (Canadian AIDS Treatment and Information Exchange) pamphlet related to HIV, what it is, treatment and prevention.

Public Health Agency of Canada produces the STI Booklet that provides an overview of all Sexually Transmitted Infections, symptoms, how to get tested and treatment. Order of download a PDF version at;   CATIE Ordering page

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit grade 7 specific resources

Physical and Health Education Canada Always Changing resource for Grades 7 & Up is designed to help your students develop fun, active, confident, energetic self-images. 

Produced by Middlesex-London Health Unit the STI Transmission Game is an interactive activity to demonstrate to your group how Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) spread and how to avoid getting infected with an STI.

Adventures in Sex City; a fun and interactive game that tests knowledge and provides facts about Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) produced by Middlesex-London Health Unit.

Understanding Consent; “Tea Consent” this short YouTube video explains consent in a light-hearted way that makes the concept quite clear

Age of Consent for Sexual Activity in Canada/Ontario, get the facts from the Justice Department of the Government of Canada.

Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick  has produced  No Means No; Understanding Consent to Sexual Activity Booklet that is a comprehensive Question and Answer style information booklet to assist with understanding the law around consent to sexual activity.

Age of Consent for Health Care in Ontario.  Health Care Consent Act, 1996 (e-laws)

STI Flip Chart Produced by SexualityandU (now SexandU.ca) in 2011, this PDF is a flip chart that provides a comprehensive overview of Sexually Transmitted Infections and prevention strategies.

It’s Time to Talk booklet (Society of Obstetrician and Gynecologists of Canada publication) provides an overview of male and female anatomy,  Birth Control and Sexually Transmitted infections (STIs), reviews myths and truth related to STIs, and unplanned pregnancy as well as worksheets for students to test their knowledge.

This booklet is for teens. It will help them think about how the decisions they make today can help them live a healthy and happy life now and in the future.  This booklet will guide them through six topics that will help them build their life plan.

Best Start - My life my plan

Elementary Healthy Sexuality Educator Resource

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