Sex Ed is Our Right! is a BC province-wide call-to-action campaign for youth, educators, parents, and policymakers—produced by YouthCO HIV and Hep C Society in partnership with CBRC. Sex Ed is Our Right! is about centring youth voices in today’s conversations about sexual health education curriculum in British Columbia.
Only recently has BC’s school curriculum and culture evolved to include a greater awareness of marginalized groups such as LGBTQ+/2S youth. But, that awareness hasn’t translated into inclusion of marginalized groups in BC’s sexual health education.
BC’s sexual health education curriculum is vague in its wording and flexible in its scope. Coupled with a lack of funding, resources, and sex education training for teachers, we’ve created a “hit or miss” culture when it comes to marginalized groups & sexual health education in BC.