Critical Race Theory

"IN-DEPTH: What Canadian schools are teaching about 'white privilege' and 'systemic racism", Tara MacIssac, Epoch Times, Nov. 27, 2023

Critical Race Training in Education,, resource page

"Systemic racism claims in Canada: a fact-based analysis," Matthew Lau, The Aristotle Foundation for Public Policy, October 3, 2023

"Stop Marxist Equity Indoctrination"PAFE webinar with Samuel Sey, YouTube video, 2022

"Woke Schooling: A Toolkit for Concerned Parents", Manhattan Institute, 2022

"How critical race theory sparked controversy in the U.S. and influenced Canadian education", Tom Blackwell, National Post, February 7, 2022

"Critical Race Theory in Canadian Schools", Samuel Sey, Slow to Write (blog), July 9, 2021

"Try this Critical Race Theory Checklist," The Heritage Society, June 21, 2021

"Push Back on the New Theories Breaching High School History Class," Patrick Luciani, The Hub, June 15, 2021

"Prof. Bruce Pardy explores critical theory, its roots, and how it has permeated Canadian universities,Tanya Granic Allen, Counterpoint, November 28, 2020

"Critical race theory comes to church and my children's Catholic schools," Mary Miller, Catholic World Report, November 18, 2020

"First Church of Intersectionality," Elizabeth Covey, First Things, August, 2017

Critical Race Theory alternative

"How a 28-year-old is fighting divisive antiracism training," Ricki Schlott, New York Post, January 22, 2022

LGBTQ issues

Addressing LGBTQ Issues in the Classroom P1, Jason Evert and Kim Zember, Sophia Institute, Catholic teacher resource, 2022

Addressing LGBTQ Issues in the Classroom P2, Manny Gonzalez, Sophia Institute, Catholic teacher resource, 2022

"Are Religious Californians Really Harming the Mental Health of People Who Identify as LGBTQ?", Laura Haynes, The Public Discourse, September 16, 2019


Gender identity theory

"A tutorial in trans: Wait, if gender identity is a social construct, why does my son need to cut off his dick?" Parents with Inconvenient Truth about Trans (PITT) Substack, October 23, 2023

No to Gender Theory in Schools, PAFE brochure, 2023 

Radical Gender Theory Toolkit, Idaho Freedom Foundation, 2023

Concise, 20-page document compiled by six experts from the fields of education, law, social policy and parental rights advocacy. It defines the threat of gender ideology, identifies its leading advocates, and puts this radical initiative in context as a crucial element that is part of a larger juggernaut of cultural Marxism bent on usurping all social power from the family unit

Webpage, Parents Defending Education, 2023

Provides a comprehensive collection of incident summaries involving the push of gender ideology in schools across America, along with a handy collection of articles that will equip concerned readers with the knowledge of both what gender ideology is, and practical measures you can take to effectively establish your opposition to it 

Parents with Inconvenient Truths about Trans (PITT)

Personal stories and essays by parents impacted by transgender ideology.

"'Trans-affirming toolkit' tells teachers to put ideology above biology", Jamie Sarkonak, National Post, Jan. 22, 2024

"In-depth: Gender ideology: What Canadian schools are teaching about LGBT topics," Tara McIsaac, Epoch Times, Sept. 7, 2023

Pastoral Approaches to Helping Students Understand Gender, Monica Ashour, Sophia Institute, Catholic teacher resource, 2021

genderreport.caPamela Buffone’s website, is a forum for Canadian voices opposing gender identity theory

Trans: When Ideology Meets Reality, Helen Joyce, One World Publications, 2021

Speaking the Truth in Love: Pastoral Guidelines for Educators Concerning Students Experiencing Gender IncongruenceOffice of the Liaison for Catholic Education, Archdiocese of Toronto – Updated 2020

Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters, Abigail Shrier, Regnery Publishing, 2020 

Inventing Transgender Children and Young People, Heather Brunskell-Evans and Michelle Moore, edds. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2019.

Educating and Equipping Parents on the Transgender Trend, Minnesota Family Council, 2019 (free download)

"The Ranks of Gender Detransitioners Are Growing. We Need to Understand Why", Lisa Marchiano, Quillette, January 2, 2020 

"The Cracks in the Edifice of Transgender Totalitarianism"Jane Robbins, The Public Discourse, July 13, 2019

"Science Shows Sex is Binary, Not a Spectrum," Dr. Debra Soh, Real Clear Politics, October 31, 2018

"Transgender Ideology Is Riddled With Contradictions. Here Are the Big Ones," Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D., The Heritage Foundation, Feb. 9, 2018

"Gender Dysphoria is Not One Thing", J. Michael Bailey, Ph.D and Ray Blanchard, Ph.D, 4thWaveNow, December 7, 2017

"Suicide or Transition:  The Only Options for Gender Dysphoric Kids?", J. Michael Bailey, Ph.D and Ray Blanchard, Ph.D, 4thWaveNow, September 8, 2017

"Closing the Floodgates: Setting the Record Straight about Gender and Sexuality", Dr. Ann Gillies, 2017


Gender neutral washrooms

"Against gender neutral washrooms," Madeleine Kearns, National Review,November 6, 2019.



"How an Ontario Bill Becomes Law: A Guide for Legislators and the Public", Legislative Assembly of Ontario, August, 2011



Addiction and Mental Health Resources for Parents NFA Behavioral Health

Addiction and Mental Health Resources for Parents First City Recovery Center

Opting out of union dues

"Can Canadians stop paying union dues over ideological differences?" Tara MacIsaac, Epoch Times, October 18, 2023

Parental Rights

"Progressives abandon long tradition of supporting parental rights," Julia Malott, National Post, October 17, 2023

"The State has no right keeping children's gender identity secret from parents," Michael Higgins, National Post, June 2, 2023

"Some parents object as Canadian schools quietly aid students' gender transition," Tom Blackwell, National Post, Jan 5, 2023

"Parental Rights, A Foundational Account," Michelle Moschella, The Heritage Foundation, December 9, 2020

Convention on the Rights of the Child, United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner, November 20, 1989  see especially Article 29.1.c; Article 30

United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child (1959), Principle 7, November 20, 1959

Universal Declaration on Human Rights, United Nations General Assembly, December 10, 1948 see especially Article 26.3 



Dr. Meg Meeker, podcast, Parenting Great Kids.

Special mention: podcasts on parenting children with gender dysphoria, “Kids and Transgender:  What the Medical Data Show, parts 1 & 2” and “Navigating Children’s Gender Dysphoria: The Hidden Dangers of Transgender Treatments.”

Dr. Leonard Sax, Dr. Sax is a primary care physician who has been speaking to parents on issues of child and teen development since 2001.  His books include Why Gender Matters, Boys Adrift, Girls on the Edge, The Collapse of Parenting.

Gordon Neufeld and Dr. Gabor Maté, Hold on to Your Kids, 2013.


Pornography, app for quitting porn addition, can be used by parents to monitor their children's online activity



Ontario's sex-ed primary curriculum

Ontario's sex-ed secondary curriculum

Repeal Wynne and Ford's Sex-Ed, PAFE Brochure

"Parents need to discuss sex ‘head on", Wendy-Ann Clark, Catholic Register, Feb. 18, 2022

"Opt-Out of Sex Ed? Sorry, but This is Another Doug Ford Lie", Tanya Granic Allen, Post Millennial, September, 2019

"Ford government's sex-ed changes blasted from all sides," Rob Ferguson, Toronto Star, August 21, 2019

Ford buckles to union in 2019 and says teachers can use any resource to teach sex-ed, including 2015 curriculum

"The Wynne sex-ed has not been repealed: the evidence," PAFE newsletter, January 12, 2019

links to government documents and media reports

"Why the critics of the Ontario sex-ed curriculum are right", Scott Masson, National Post, March 31, 2015

"Making sex education work: Tips for Ontario and other provinces revising their curricula – and tips for parents", Peter Jon Mitchell, Institute of Marriage and Family Canada, November, 2014

"A brief History of Sex Ed: How We Reached Today's Madness", Miriam Grossman, The Witherspoon Institute, July 16, 2013

"Parents are the primary sex educators", Peter Jon Mitchell, eReview, Institute of Marriage and Family Canada, May 5, 2010


Sex-Education Teaching Resources

"Sexuality Explained: A Guide for Parents and Children", Louise Kirk, 2013

Theology of the Body curriculum for K-12, Ruah Woods Institute.