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Sexual Health Support and Resources for Educators

York Region Public Health collaborates with school boards and educators to support human development and sexual health education through consultation, workshops, curriculum and school support.


Sexual health clinics Information and appointment booking line

A Public Health nurse is available Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. by calling the sexual health line at 1-800-361-5653, option 1. Educators and school personnel are encouraged to refer students to clinics when needed. Educators can call or email shc@york.ca to access support and consultations, book clinic tours for students and request curriculum support resources including posters and clinic promotion tear offs.


Sexual health kits

York Region Public Health has provided most secondary schools with sexual health kits. Update your kit now. Find up-to-date Sexual Health Fact Sheets on various sexual health topics including menstruation, abstinence, birth control methods and STIs.

Replenish your kit sample supplies by emailing shc@york.ca or calling 1-800-361-5653 and selecting ‘1’ for the sexual health line.

York Region District School Board teachers may borrow  grade 7, grade 8 and secondary school specific Sexual Health Kits from their professional library. To order these kits, teachers can use the online booking system or email Media.Library.Resources@yrdsb.ca.


Sexual health lesson plans and classroom activities

York Region Public Health and York Region District School Board Health and Physical Education specialists have created grade-specific, curriculum matched activities for classes related to the human development and sexual health curriculum:

* ADOA copies are available to educators on request from YRDSB

Sexual Health Resources is a collection of specific resources and fact sheets related to sexual health


Comprehensive Sexual Health

We encourage schools to use our comprehensive school framework for promoting healthy relationships and healthy sexuality, including safe online behaviours in the school and in the classroom.


External Curriculum Support Resources for Schools

Sexual Health Resources


The following resources are designed to help teach students about sexuality. They include lesson plans, handouts, visual aids, student-centred activities and other resources.

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Resources for Elementary Teachers


Physical and Health Education (PHE) Canada provides educators with health and physical resources and teaching strategies.

  • Always Changing (grades five and six) is designed to help students understand their changing bodies, the stages of puberty, and the role of personal appearance in a positive self-image
  • Always Changing (grades seven and up) promotes physically active and healthy lifestyles for adolescent males and females. This resource helps students develop fun, active, confident and energetic self-images.
  • The Always Changing and Growing Up - Co-Ed (Girls and Boys) video focuses on female and male development, helping answer the questions many kids have about what to expect during puberty.
    Disclaimer: The Regional Municipality of York is not affiliated with P&G or P&G School Programs and does not endorse or recommend the use of commercial products.
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