Is SOGI age appropriate?
It’s essential that all students and their families feel safe and welcomed in school. In order to do that, it’s important that everyone has the opportunity to learn about each other and celebrate each other’s differences. We want to ensure students learn to value diversity and how to respond to discrimination when it happens – not just with SOGI, but with all kinds of diversity in our schools, including race, ethnicity, ability, religion, etc. The SOGI content and Ministry of Education and Child Care-approved resources are developed and formally evaluated by a team of experts in the field. Additionally, just as with other content at school, teachers understand and select age- and grade-appropriate materials for students to explore what it means to value diversity and respect differences, and how to respond to discrimination on the basis of all diverse identities, including sexual orientation and gender identity.