Protecting the Rights of Students to Use Preferred Pronouns At School

Last spring, New Brunswick became the first province to require teachers to have parental consent to use a child’s preferred name or pronoun in the classroom  if they are under the age of 16. It’s a complete change from the previous policy that made if mandatory for teachers to use preferred names and pronouns for all children.

Now Saskatchewan has implemented a similar policy, Ontario’s Education Minister believes parents should be making the decision although so far there has been no change in policy and Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative leader says she’ll bring in the same policy if elected in October.

Quest Community Health Centre in St. Catharines provides health care and counselling to the 2SLGBTQ+ community as well as specific transdgender health care through it’s Rainbow Niagara program. Manager Stephanie Vail and outreach worker Kai Kristoff are on the show today to talk about the Rainbow Niagara program..