Sex education will be mandatory for Quebec elementary and high school students as of next year.
Education Minister Sébastien Proulx made the announcement on Thursday morning.
— Sébastien Proulx (@SebastienProulx) December 14, 2017
@SebastienProulx confirme : cours d’éducation sexuelle obligatoires dans les écoles primaires et secondaires dès septembre 2018. Y aura formation pour enseignants et professionnels. #forum #assnat #polqc
— Mathieu Boivin (@Bwevin) December 14, 2017
According to CBC, the program is based on a 2015 pilot project, which encouraged teachers to incorporate sex education into their curriculum.
Next year, nearly one million students in the province will learn about age-appropriate sexual health topics, including anatomy, appropriate touching, safe sex, healthy relationships, and sexual assault.