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Sexual Health

Talking about sexual health

Are you an educator looking for resources to help you teach components of the Ontario Curriculum? A parent looking for information to talk to your kids? Maybe you are a teen looking for general information, resources and supports.

We have put together some reliable resources that might help.

The current Ontario Curriculum for Health Physical Education for Grades 1-8 was released in September 2019. Below you will find grade specific resources that have been created by our Sexual Health team to complement the expectations outlined in this document specifically addressing Strand A. Social-Emotional Learning Skills and Strand D. Healthy Living.

This resource provides several links to external resources and supports for educators to provide background information related to the topic, as well as student resources and/or lesson plan(s) for educators to consider in meeting the specific curriculum expectation.

This is a living document that will be updated as new resources become available, please check back for updates regularly. If you have any questions or can provide additional resources please feel free to contact the Sexual Health Program at the Simcoe Muskoka District Health unit at 705.721.7520 or toll free 1.877.721.7520.

Strand A. Social-Emotional Learning Skills - Grade by Grade Resources (Elementary Educator Resources)

Strand D. Healthy Living - Grade by Grade Resources (Secondary Educator Resources)

General Teaching Resources (Coming Soon!)


Talking about sex with your child can be stressful. Planned Parenthood  has some good advice and there are some good tips here as well.

About Kids Health is trusted information from the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto available in multiple languages.

Gay/Trans Parents or if your child is gay The Sherbourne Health Centre can provide information and support.

 What is sexting? Sexting is sending and receiving sexual messages through technology such as a phone, app, email or webcam.

The more you know about your body, the more you can  look after your health, and sometimes, the health of others.

SexandU.ca is the website of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada, and it’s a great place for information on sexual and reproductive health.

Teen Health Source is a sexual health information service run for and by youth. If you need information about birth control, sexually transmitted infections, healthy relationships, or puberty, it’s all here in a non-judgmental, sex-positive, pro-choice, and inclusive manner. And they have trained teen volunteers who can answer your questions five days a week.

This site has a safer sex: A How-to Guide as well as a plan for your sexual health.

Youth Haven Simcoe County’s only youth shelter.  They support youth experiencing homelessness by providing safe shelter, programs and services, in an atmosphere of respect and dignity.

Youth Line & Kids Help Phone offer confidential and non-judgmental peer support through our telephone, text and chat services


Want to order a Demo Kit? Click here to download an order form. Simply follow the instructions on the form to obtain your demo kit!

Not sure what to order? See below for kit contents and customize your kit for your teaching needs!

Demo Kit Contents

Birth ControlBirth Control Kit

The Pill

The Patch

The Ring

The Shot

Intrauterine Contraception

Full Birth Control Kit (all of the above)

BarriersBarrier Kit

Condom Demonstrator

External (Male) condoms

Internal (Female) condoms

Lubricant

Dental dams

Full Barrier Kit (all of the above)

Specimen Collection for STBBIsLab Kit

Speculum

Specimen Collection Swabs

Pap Test

Urine Bottle

Blood Tube

Full Specimen Collection Kit (all of the above)

Miscellaneous Items

Female Anatomy Poster

Male Anatomy Poster

Condoms (Box)

Risky, Non Risky Game

Gestational Wheel

Be Safer Board Game

STI Booklet

Sex and HPV: It’s Time to Talk Booklet


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