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Rally for a Modern Health Curriculum

ETFO members, local leaders and provincial leaders march up University Avenue towards Queen's Park

​ETFO members, local leaders and provincial leaders march up University Avenue towards Queen's Park

On August 14, 2018 members of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and other concerned groups joined together at Queen's Park to protest the Ontario government's repeal of the 2015 sexual health curriculum.

Speakers Rayne Fisher-Quann, actor Debra McGrath and her daughter Kinley Mochrie, Canadian Civil Liberties Association Executive Director Michael Bryant, lawyer and member of  Muslims for Ontario Health and Physical Education Curriculum Saba Ahmad and ETFO President Sam Hammond spoke passionately in support of ensuring Ontario students get the contemporary health curriculum that they need to keep them safe.

Standing with the speakers were representatives of The 519, Women’s Legal Education Action Fund (LEAF), Ontario Nurses' Association and the Ontario Principals' Council. Upwards of 1,000 ETFO members marched up University Avenue to Queen's Park from their Annual Meeting at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.

NOTE: A portion of the rally was live streamed on Twitter. View the stream archive video:

Provincial Executive members marching up University Avenue towards Queen's Park Provincial Executive members marching up University Avenue towards Queen's Park ETFO members marching up University Avenue towards Queen's Park ETFO members marching up University Avenue towards Queen's Park ETFO members marching up University Avenue towards Queen's Park ETFO members marching up University Avenue towards Queen's Park ETFO members marching up University Avenue towards Queen's Park ETFO members marching up University Avenue towards Queen's Park ETFO members marching up University Avenue towards Queen's Park ETFO members marching up University Avenue towards Queen's Park ETFO members marching up University Avenue towards Queen's Park ETFO members marching up University Avenue towards Queen's Park ETFO members marching up University Avenue towards Queen's Park ETFO members marching up University Avenue towards Queen's Park ETFO members marching up University Avenue towards Queen's Park ETFO members marching up University Avenue towards Queen's Park Samba Squad leads the way ETFO members marching up University Avenue towards Queen's Park Rally host Jennifer Mitchell, ETFO staff, introduces speakers and guests ETFO President Sam Hammond Actor Debra McGrath Debra McGrath's daughter, Kinley Mochrie Debra McGrath's daughter, Kinley Mochrie High school student and activist Rayne Fisher-Quann Canadian Civil Liberties Association Executive Director Michael Bryant Lawyer and member of  Muslims for Ontario Health and Physical Education Curriculum, Saba Ahmad Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and members of her caucus Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and members of her caucus ETFO members at the rally ETFO members at the rally ETFO member holding a sign: "Save Sex Ed" High school student and activist Rayne Fisher-Quann Concerned citizen holding a sign: "Sex-Ed Saves Lives" ETFO members at the rally