Ontarioâ€™s largest association of Catholic parents has opposed the homosexual â€œanti-bullyingâ€ clubs being developed for Ontarioâ€™s Catholic high schools.Â The group also called on the Toronto Catholic District School Board to pass amendments to its equity policy designed to protect Catholic teaching in the schools.
â€œWe feel that the amendments enhance, strengthen and clarify the document making it more relevant to the diverse student population enjoyed by the TCDSB as well as more faithful to the teachings of the Catholic Church,â€ wrote Darlene Canton on behalf of the Toronto Association of Parents in Catholic Education (TAPCE) in June.
TAPCE is the Toronto affiliate of the Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic Education (OAPCE), which is recognized by the Ontario government as the voice for parents with children in Ontarioâ€™s publicly-funded Catholic schools.Â Canton is an officer with TAPCE and a member of OAPCEâ€™s board of directors.
The Toronto Catholic District School Boardâ€™s equity policy, passed earlier this year as part of the Ontario governmentâ€™s sweeping equity and inclusive education strategy, has sparked an unprecedented mobilization of parents who fear that it will give homosexual activists a foothold in order to further subvert already weak Catholic sexual teaching in the schools. [more]