OWL Sexuality Program

Art by Jenn Blosser, Color This Faith

Honest, accurate information about sexuality changes lives. It dismantles stereotypes and assumptions, builds self-acceptance and self-esteem, fosters healthy relationships, improves decision making, and has the potential to save lives. For these reasons and more, we are proud to offer Our Whole Lives (OWL), a comprehensive, lifespan sexuality education curricula.

Interactive workshops and activities engage participants, while step-by-step instructions for program planners and facilitators help ensure success. The curricula we have offered at FUCV speak to participants’ needs, by age group.

Our Whole Lives helps participants make informed and responsible decisions about their relationships, sexual health and behaviour. With a holistic approach, Our Whole Lives provides accurate, developmentally appropriate information about a range of topics, including relationships, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, sexual health, and cultural influences on sexuality.

Kindergarten & Grade One

  • Learning about our bodies
  • How to keep our bodies healthy and safe
  • Different family configurations
  • Changes in families
  • How babies come to families
  • Conception
  • Celebrating life stages

Grades Four to Six

  • Sexuality and Values
  • Images in Popular Culture
  • Body Image
  • Changes of Puberty
  • Gender
  • Feelings and Attractions
  • Reproduction and Staying Healthy
  • Decisions and Actions
  • Consent and Peer Pressure
  • Healthy Relationship and Celebration

Grades Seven to Nine

  • What Is Sexuality? The Language of Sexuality
  • Examining Values
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Personal Concerns about Puberty
  • Body Image
  • Gender Identity, Gender Expression, Roles, and Stereotypes
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Sexuality and Disability
  • Optional weekend retreats

Grades 10 to 12

  • What is Sexuality?
  • Sexual Body
  • Rethinking Body Image
  • Gender
  • Attraction
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Communication (online & in person)
  • Consent
  • Sexual expression & Pleasure
  • Caring for Our Sexual Selves and more

Our Whole Lives Offers

  • Accurate information presented in developmentally appropriate ways
  • Affective and emotional learning
  • Guiding values and principles
  • Activities that help participants clarify values and improve decision-making skills
  • A safe and supportive peer group
  • Acceptance of diversity
  • A social justice approach to inclusive sexuality education

For more information or to find out more about upcoming sessions of OWL, contact Director of Spiritual Exploration and Learning for Children and Youth, Anna Isaacsanna@victoriaunitarian.ca

Art by Jenn Blosser, Color This Faith

Sunday Services

Join us at 10:30 a.m. for the Sunday worship service. You can connect by phone or online, or attend in person.