In 2018-2019, we will offer Our Whole Lives (OWL) Sexuality Education for children and youth in grades 4 to 12.
Unlike many other sexuality curricula currently available, this program is comprehensive and progressive. In an inclusive and developmentally appropriate manner, it addresses sensitive topics that are typically excluded. Although the curriculum was developed by the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ, this volume is completely secular and free of specific religious doctrine or reference. However, the underlying values of the program reflect the justice-oriented traditions of both denominations.
Our experienced OWL leaders look forward to helping your children and youth explore questions about sexuality, relationships and boundaries in this interactive program. It is built on four core values:
* Sexual Health
* Justice and Inclusivity.
Starting January 2019 we will offer the following OWL programs:
Parent and Guardian Information Session
December 2, at noon in the Farmhouse Common Room, First Unitarian Church of Victoria
Registration not required.
For more information, please email Arran Liddel, or phone 250-744-2695.
The Public Health Agency of Canada confirms that “sexual health is an often overlooked, yet vitally important aspect of an individual’s sense of health and personal wellness.” The Canadian Guidelines for Sexual Health Education (2008) promote a strong educational focus on healthy relationships. Our Whole Lives offers all of this and more. In keeping with the Canadian Guidelines, the OWL curriculum is sensitive to the diverse needs of individuals and maintains an open and non-discriminatory dialogue respecting individual beliefs. It is what experts, educators, parents and students want – click here for more information from the developers of the course or see what wikipedia has to say.