Province-Wide Student Walkout Over Curriculum Changes

Local Students Joining over 100 Schools In Protesting Sex Ed, Indigenous Education Plans

Students in Orillia joined thousands of others in walking out of class today, protesting the Conservative Government’s curriculum changes.

Secondary school students in Orillia joined others across the province in walking out of class today, in protest of the Conservative government’s changes to sex education and indigenous curricula.


More than 40,000 students from 100 schools were expected to participate in today’s event, named March For Our Education.

The PC Government announced shortly after its election win that it would repeal a recent Liberal-created sexual education curriculum for elementary students. Shortly after, Queen’s Park halted the rewrite of an Indigenous Studies curriculum pushed for by the Truth and Reconciliation Report.