Before I begin this post on trans issues, it might be good to read the following as well as yesterday’s post on Mandatory Sex-Ed from Wynne/BenLevin.
Genderbread People have now moved from Toronto TDSB to Ottawa OCDSB. (Hopewell School in Old Ottawa South)
The letter written by the mother references a lot of things that the OCSB subscribes to: OPHEA, Equity and Inclusive Education. In fact, an almost identical letter could be written by St George’s GSA Activist Mom, Ann Maloney:
The EIE (Equity and Inclusive Education) policies of the OCSB and OCDSB boards are VERY similar. Both are big fans of the OHRC (Ontario Human Rights Commission)
The OHRC are big into Gender bending topics:
The OCSB has a bit of a history of supporting trans issues. See the trans sign up at All Saints:
As well, the OCSB bullying app transfers children to the Kids Help Line:
“The app will correspond with specific schools, Atkinson said. A phone or text message goes to a service centre, where an operator reviews the information and replies with “a limited set of agreed upon responses,” he said, such as asking questions to get more details, telling someone who’s thinking about harmful behaviour to call 911, and offering to patch the complainant through to the Kids Help Phone”
Of course the Kids Help Phone uses the Genderbread Model to “help” kids!
The OECTA-funded EGALE Canada is also into the GenderBread
Also, Ontario Teachers Federation (OECTA is a member)
The BIG Questions:
So, will OCSB teachers be using the Genderbread Person as part of the new MANDATORY sex-ed curriculum this fall?
Will GSAs in High Schools and Elementary schools be using it?
Are some “progressive” teachers already using it?
Has the Board’s “Who am I to judge” and “Gay rights are human rights” (from the OHRC) given cover to all sorts of more things like Gender-bread models for OCSB elementary children?