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Development of Mandatory Sexual Abuse Prevention Program for Ontario Certified Teachers

September 01 2021

The Ontario College of Teachers, Ontario’s teaching regulator, has launched a new partnership with the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (C3P) to develop a new sexual abuse prevention program for Ontario Certified Teachers.

“The College protects the interests and well-being of students, so C3P is a natural partner for us,” said Paul Boniferro, Transition Supervisory Officer, Ontario College of Teachers. “While incidents of student abuse are rare, this program reflects our ongoing commitment to student safety by providing professional development opportunities to College licensees.”

The mandatory online program, legislated by the Government of Ontario, will launch on January 1, 2022. It will leverage C3P's expertise to strengthen the College’s ability to fulfill its student safety mandate through ongoing teacher education. By providing educators with an updated understanding of professional boundaries, societal standards, and potential warning signs, as well as College resources and advisories, they will be better equipped to identify and report situations where a student may be at risk of harm.

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