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Grade 9 (PPL10)

Curriculum Connection

H&PE C1.4 describe the relative effectiveness of various methods of preventing unintended pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV/AIDS (e.g., avoiding oral, vaginal, and anal intercourse; delaying first sexual intercourse; using protection, including barrier and hormonal methods, to prevent unintended pregnancy; using condoms and dental dams to protect against STIs), and identify sources of information and support (e.g., doctor, nurse practitioner, public health unit, parents, credible and accurate websites)

Additional resources and links:

ABC’s of Abstinence – Haldimand Norfolk HU-

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.

Common STIs

Birth Control overview

Safer Sex Lesson 1  Lesson Plan by Alberta Health.  Learner Outcome: Determine “safer” sex practices; e.g., communicate with partner, maintain abstinence, limit partners, access/use condoms/contraceptives properly.

Safer Sex Lesson 2  Lesson Plan from Alberta Health.  Learner Outcome:  Determine “safer” sex practices; e.g., communicate with partner, maintain abstinence, limit partners, access/use condoms/contraceptives properly.

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

H&PE C1.5 demonstrate an understanding of factors (e.g., acceptance, stigma, culture, religion, media, stereotypes, homophobia, self-image, self-awareness) that can influence a person’s understanding of their gender identity (e.g., male, female, two-spirited, transgender, transsexual, intersex) and sexual orientation (e.g., heterosexual, gay, lesbian, bisexual), and identify sources of support for all students [PS]

Additional Resource/links:

It’s Pronounced Metrosexual is an online resource where advocates of social justice can find helpful articles, fun graphics, and other resources designed to be shared in an effort to advance social equity.  It’s a site that helps people help people be better people.

First published in 1994 and revised in 2003and 2008, the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Canadian  Guidelines for Sexual Health Education (Guidelines) were developed to assist professionals working in the area of health promotion and sexual health education in programming which supports positive sexual health outcomes

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.

Rainbow Health Ontario (RHO) is a province-wide program working to improve access to services and promote the health of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) communities. We provide valuable resources for all stakeholders including: community groups, service providers, researchers, policy makers and educators.

Interligne is a first response centre that provides help and information to those concerned with sexual orientation and gender diversity.

H&PE C2.2 demonstrate an understanding of the skills and strategies needed to build healthy social relationships (e.g., peer, school, family, work) and intimate relationships [PS, IS]

Additional Resources/links:

This interactive PowerPoint presentation allows the class to choose different paths in a relationship. 


Follow this link;

Select a Topic:  “Relationships” and Select a Grade:  “Grade 9” from the drop down options.

Click “Filter Resources”

Click on “Consent, Which Path will you take?” then simply follow the links on the screen.

Red Cross Healthy Youth Relationships is an educational program for students in middle and high school grades which offers teens the knowledge and skills to develop healthy relationships and prevent relationship violence.

H&PE C2.3 apply their knowledge of sexual health and safety, including a strong understanding of the concept of consent and sexual limits, and their decision-making skills to think in advance about their sexual health and sexuality [PS, CT]

Additional Resources/links:

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

In this Sexual Health Issue Brief, we discuss a) how the Criminal Code of Canada defines consent to sexual activity, b) the provisions in the Criminal Code governing the ages at which young people can give legal consent to engage in sex with older people, c) how alcohol intoxication affects a person’s ability to consent to sex, d) how the Criminal Code addresses consent with respect to BDSM practices, e) adding “yes means yes” to “no means no” approaches to sexual assault prevention, and f) integrating consent issues into effective sexual health education.

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

Secondary Healthy Sexuality Educator Resource

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