WHEREAS sex education is mandatory in both primary and secondary schools in certain provinces;

AND WHEREAS the content transmitted through sex education programs may be contrary to students’ and parents’ values and/or religious beliefs;

BE IT RESOLVED that REAL Women of Canada supports the parents’ right to be primary educators of their children, in particular in the area of sex education in both primary and secondary schools;

BE IT RESOLVED that REAL Women of Canada object to sex education programs being mandatory, and affirms the parents’ right to withdraw their child(ren) from a sex education program or any other program that is contrary to the parents’ values or beliefs.