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Quebec Premier Couillard decides to teach sex ed to babies…

July 21st, 2018 | by Richard Paul
Quebec Premier Couillard decides to teach sex ed to babies…
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The-Canadian-Press

Quebec pilot project to introduce sexual education to daycare, kindergarten children

The course, which has been designed for children up to five years old, touches on notions of sexuality and equality in relationships

MONTREAL — Some 1,200 Quebec daycare and kindergarten students will begin receiving age-appropriate sexual education this fall as part of a pilot project.

The project will be run by the Marie-Vincent Foundation, which fights sexual abuse of children and teenagers.

The course, which has been designed for children up to five years old, touches on notions of sexuality and equality in relationships.

Annie Fournier of the Marie-Vincent Foundation says talking about relationships at a young age could help prevent sexual violence.

She says the goal of the pilot is to take away the taboo that surrounds talking about sexuality, so that children will feel more comfortable having those conversations when they get older.

Some 300 educators will be trained by the foundation to implement the program, which could eventually be extended to more daycares and community centres if the pilot is successful.

Pope Francis gestures at the end of the weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican May 18, 2016. REUTERS/Max Rossi     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTSETG8

Pope Francis gestures at the end of the weekly audience in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican May 18, 2016. REUTERS/Max Rossi TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY – RTSETG8

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