Parents As First Educators (P.A.F.E.) supports the authority of parents over the education of their children through grassroots activism.  P.A.F.E. was founded in 2011 by Dr. Teresa Pierre in response to government encroachment on the rights of Ontario's Catholic schools. Since then it has broadened its mandate, and now represents over 75,000 supporters from all school choices throughout Canada.

With a strong team of volunteers and funded by donations from people like you, P.A.F.E. supports family values and parental rights in education. P.A.F.E. activism includes:

  • acting as a leader in the fight against the implementation of a radical sex-ed curriculum in Ontario;
  • opposing the promotion of harmful ideologies such as gender ideology and critical race theory in schools;
  • advocating for legislation that will eliminate these despicable ideologies and promote family values;
  • informing parents about current educational issues;
  • keeping elected politicians accountable for their actions at all levels of government; and
  • helping parents defend their rights within the school system.

We are a leading voice for the defence of parental rights in Canada.

Our Team

Teresa Pierre received her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. She is the mother of four children who graduated from public Catholic schools in Toronto.

She served as President of Parents as First Educators from 2011 to February, 2016, when the role was taken up by former president, Tanya Granic Allen, and again from September, 2019 to the present. 

Teresa has been a guest on talk radio, such as Newstalk 1010 and CFRA, and television and appeared in print media including the Toronto Star, National Post, Globe and Mail, and CityNews.

She is passionate about parental rights and freedom of expression. She has appeared before the Social Policy committee at the Ontario Legislature.

Her favourite pastimes are gardening, sewing, and reading.


Queenie Yu earned a BES at the University of Waterloo and an MBA from theUniversity of Ottawa before beginning a career in marketing and sales.        

In August 2016, Queenie partnered with P.A.F.E. and ran as an independent candidate  in the Scarborough-Rouge River by-election to put pressure on PC Leader Patrick Brown to take a firm stance against ON Premier Kathleen Wynne’s radical sex-ed agenda.

P.A.F.E.’s successful strategy led to Patrick Brown issuing a public letter to “scrap Wynne’s sex-ed curriculum. Infamously, three days later, Patrick Brown flip-flopped on the letterShe has since spoken at a Queen’s Park sex-ed rally, appeared before the legislative committee reviewing Bills 28 and 89, and has formed the protest party, Stop the New Sex-Ed Agenda.

Queenie enjoys doing magic, balloon twisting and face painting for children. Her preferred means of transportation is the bike even in the winter. She practices martial arts and will unceasingly defend parental rights and family values.



PAFE supports the authority of parents over the education of their children through grassroots activism.