Tell Ontario Minister of Education Stephen Lecce to End the Student Census
Right now, in every school board across Ontario, students are being asked to divulge their sexual interests and their gender identity.
On orders of the Ontario government, every school board in Ontario has to gather and report data on their students through a questionnaire called the Student Census.
Through the Student Census, children in elementary school are being asked to choose whether they are a boy, girl, “gender fluid”, “gender nonconforming”, “non-binary”, “questioning”, “trans boy or man”, “trans girl or woman”, or “two-spirit”.
Additionally, in grade 7 and above, school boards start asking students if they are straight, lesbian, gay, bisexual, two-spirit, queer, questioning, asexual, pansexual, or “other”.
School boards are doing these inappropriate censuses because schools in Ontario are required by Ontario’s Education Equity Action Plan and Anti-Racism Act, 2017 to gather and report this data.
These census results, though they're confidential, are not anonymous, meaning that adults can theoretically access information on the sexual interests of minors and tie them back to the student.
As well, by forcing Ontario’s publicly-funded Catholic schools to participate in this, Doug Ford’s government is making these schools contradict their own belief systems. By making these schools ask children if they were created “non-binary” or “two-spirit”, they are contradicting the Catholic belief that humans are made either male or female (see: section 2393 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church).
Doug Ford’s government is pushing harmful gender ideology down the throats of children in schools all across Ontario! We must demand that the Ontario government, especially the Ministry of Education Stephen Lecce, acknowledge the harm they’ve done to parents and students through the Student Census and cease collecting this data about students!
Call now to share your concerns with Stephen Lecce's office about the Student Census.
Will you call the office of Ontario's Minister of Education Stephen Lecce to share your complaint?
Call Minister of Education: 416-325-2600
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PETITION: Tell Ontario government to stop questioning kids about their sexuality and gender identity: https://citizengo.org/en-ca/209366-tell-ontario-government-stop-questioning-kids-about-their-sexuality-and-gender-identity
Canadian school board surveys students on sexual orientation (The Counter Signal): https://thecountersignal.com/canadian-school-board-surveys-students-on-s...
Durham Catholic District School Board’s page on the Student Census 2022: https://www.dcdsb.ca/en/students/student-census.aspx?_mid_=128935#
Student Census, Grade K-8 (taken from Halton Catholic District School Board website): https://www.hcdsb.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/K-8_English.pdf
Student Census, Grade 9-12 (taken from Halton Catholic District School Board website): https://www.hcdsb.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/9-12_English.pdf