New web site:  Éducation à la sexualité

New for 2019, a dedicated website that offers educational tools for school staff engaged in offering sexuality education.  Go to site   Browse English resources below. 

Related Learning Strategies on LEARN/RECIT  

Elementary 2 -  Sexual Growth and Body Image:  My body: I know it and I like it!
Learning Situation by CS Laval adapted into English by LEARN and partners.  Access this LS and others on the main provincial RECIT Sexuality Education site or directly here.   

Elementary 2 - Pregnancy and Birth:  Where Do Babies Come From?
Learning Situation by CS Laval adapted into English by LEARN and partners.  Access this LS and others on the main provincial RECIT Sexuality Education site or directly here.   

Secondary 1 - Comprehensive View of Sexuality:  Sexuality & its dimensions in adolescence
Learning Situation by CS Laval adapted into English by LEARN and partners.  Access this LS and others on the main provincial RECIT Sexuality Education site or directly here.   

Media and Sexuality
To help students to reflect on different ways of exercising freedom, the influence of media on personal freedom of choice and the resulting implications on individuals and groups. To help students become aware of the values that underlie media messages of sexuality, and the influence of media on social norms.    Teacher guide Download  Student booklet Download

Peer Pressure and Sexting
This LES will springboard from three Public Service Announcements highlighting the potential risks of posting images online. Students will discuss social networking groups that they subscribe to. A dialogue will focus on the pros and cons of belonging and then edge into their understanding of disclaimers and terms of an agreement. A brief look into the practice of sexting will follow. [...] The students will develop an Awareness Campaign for their peers endorsing their personal viewpoint of social networking, peer pressure and today’s youth.  Draft version available:  Download

Resources and Learning Activities by Level

Sections on the provincial Éducation à la sexualité web site

Elementary Secondary

Préscolaire / Preschool & K
1re année / Grade 1
2e année / Grade 2 *
3e année / Grade 3
4e année / Grade 4
5e année / Grade 5
6e année / Grade 6

1re secondaire / Secondary 1
2e secondaire / Secondary 2
3e secondaire / Secondary 3
4e secondaire / Secondary 4
5e secondaire / Secondary 5

* indicates that English resources available.  Please contact us if your school or school board would like to contribute resources to this bilingual provincial site.

Learning Activities and Kits available off-site

Media Smarts "Find a lesson" page:  Go to site 

Rights, Respect, Responsibility Lesson Plans overviews:  Go to site 

Teaching Sexual Health Lesson Plans:  Go to site

Teacher's Sex-Ed Toolkit Lesson PlansGo to site

Sexual Health Network of Quebec "Teachers-toolbox" Kits:  Go to site


Sext | ed site for Montreal, now including a hotline!  Go to site 
Sex Etc.
  Go to site 
Stay Teen
 Go to site
Scarleteen - Sex Ed for the Real World  Go to site
TeensHealth--For Teens  Go to site
Youth Health at Government of Canada  Go to site
Do Something  Go to site  (Various campaigns available:  examples here)
Teen Health Source (by PPT Ontario)  Go to site

Sexual Education Resources for Parents

Parents Guides: Transformations, Butterflies, Passions...
This guide offers parents tools to help their children think about adolescent sexuality and thus have more fruitful discussions with them.  Go to site

Featured videos

A few videos that have been suggested by consultants 
These videos were featured on the front page and are stored here as well:

See also MEES document section below, and contact your Complimentary services department for access to MEES lesson suggestions aligned with their Content Respecting students’ development 

MEES Documents

Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur (MEES) useful links:

Sexuality Education main site:  Go to site

See also specific sections:

Content Respecting students’ development 

Kindergarten for 5-year-olds

And most importantly, scan down to the bottom of the page and view the MEES documents like their:
Summary Table – Themes and Content in Sexuality Education

Detailed content in sexuality education - Kindergarten & Elementary (2.8 MB)
Detailed content in sexualilty education - Secondary (2.7 MB)
Summary table (3.2 MB)


Note: To access the documents required to prepare the learning content in sexuality education (pedagogical frameworks), members of the school team should consult the sexuality education support staff of their school board or private educational institution.




Other MEES publications, Etc.

Note, some of these publications may be out of date and not in line with the current program directions above.

Sex Education in the Context of Educational Reform 
Available from Complementary Services at MELS  
Version française:  Download   English version:  Download

Sex Education in Schools: Yes, But How?  (Mais comment!?) 
A guide and topics list for teachers. 
Version française:  Download   English version:  Download

Canadian Guidelines for Sexual Health Education 
Guidelines developed by professionals in various areas of sexual health: education, public health, women’s issues, health promotion, medicine, nursing, social work, and psychology 

Guidelines in English:  Download   Guidelines in French:  Download

Sexuality Education -- Contacts, Social Media and Updates

Sexuality Education --  Contacts, Social Media and Updates

Paul Rombough

My main dossiers at LEARN include:

Me... Paul Rombough

Social Sciences
Ethics and Religious Culture
Physical Education and Health
Education for Reconciliation
Sexuality Education


Some Twitter folks worth following

Paul Rombough @paulrombo
LEARN Pedagogical Services

Marie-Soleil Carroll @soleil__marie
Service national du RÉCIT - Éducation à la sexualité

Marie-Eve Claude @MEveClaude
Assistant Dir. Student Services @LBPSB

Planned Parenthood @PPofTO
Scarleteen @Scarleteen
Sex, Etc. @Sexetc
Stay Teen @StayTeen