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Relationships & Consent

Within this section of our website you will find a variety of resources to support teaching on relationships and consent.

There’s Nothing Better than a Good Friend (Grade 6 and up)

This lesson focuses on the issues young people face surrounding friendships during adolescence. This topic is important because while friendships are vital throughout life, peer groups and social relations among friends gain increasing importance during puberty and adolescence.

Responsible and Healthy Relationships (Grade 6 and up)

This lesson focuses on the issues young people face surrounding dating relationships. The topic is important because these relationships gain increasing importance during adolescence and provide teens with the groundwork for relationship building into adulthood.

Consent – TeachingSexualHealth.ca (Grades 5–8)

This website covers some important points to understand and discuss with your students about consent, sexual assault, consent and the law, and how to respond to a sexual assault disclosure.

Understanding Consent – Video (Grade 6–12)

This video from teachingsexualhealth.ca outlines what consent is, what it looks like, and how you get consent.

Healthy/Unhealthy Relationships (Grade 7)

This presentation and supporting activities, developed by Niagara Region Public Health, will identify and distinguish between qualities of healthy and unhealthy relationships and provide situational examples to apply critical reasoning in making decisions about relationships.

Healthy Relationships and Consent (Grade 8)

This presentation and supportive activities, developed by Niagara Region Public Health, will identify and distinguish qualities of healthy and unhealthy relationships, develop an understanding of what constitutes consent as well as how and when it can be given, and provide opportunities to apply critical reasoning in making decisions about relationships.

Healthy Relationships PowerPoint Presentation (Grade 9)

This presentation provides students with an understanding of factors that contribute to healthy relationships and the ability to apply health knowledge and living skills to make reasoned decisions.

Consent Part 1 (Grade 9)

This lesson plan contains numerous activities for students to achieve the following outcomes: determine “safer” sex practices (e.g., communicate with partner); develop strategies that address factors to prevent or reduce sexual risk; analyze, evaluate and refine personal communication patterns; describe and analyze factors that contribute to the development of unhealthy relationships; develop strategies to deal with unhealthy relationships.

Consent Part 2 (Grade 9)

This lesson plan contains numerous activities for students to achieve the following outcomes: evaluate implications and consequences of sexual assault on a victim and those associated with that victim; determine “safer” sex practices (e.g., communicate with partner); develop strategies that address factors to prevent or reduce sexual risk; analyze, evaluate and refine personal communication patterns; describe and analyze factors that contribute to the development of unhealthy relationships; develop strategies to deal with unhealthy relationships.