Parents As First Educators was founded in 2011 by Dr. Teresa Pierre in response to changes taking place in the Catholic school system in Ontario that were of concern to many parents and in contradiction to Catholic teaching. Since then PAFE has broadened its mandate, and now represents over 80,000 supporters from all school choices.
With a strong team of volunteers and funded by donations from people like you, PAFE has become a leader in the fight against the implementation of a radical sex-ed curriculum in Ontario, and is a leading voice for the defense of parental rights in Canada.
Teresa Pierre is the mother of four children who are or have been students in the Toronto Catholic District School Board. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto.
She served as President of Parents as First Educators from 2011 to February, 2016 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.
Tanya Granic Allen was President of PAFE from February, 2016 to September, 2019. She is a writer, commentator, and public speaker, primarily focusing on issues affecting women, youth and the family. Tanya has over 20 years’ experience in politics at the local, national, and international level. She has participated in numerous United Nations conferences advocating for children and the family.
Tanya has appeared in various media including CBC, CTV, Global, Sun News, CP24, CityTV, National Post,Toronto Star, EWTN, LifesiteNews, and The Interim. As a guest speaker, Tanya has addressed crowds from 20 to 20,000.
Tanya knows firsthand that parents are the first educators of their children and is a staunch defender of parental rights.
Tanya is a mother of four young children and resides in Toronto with her husband. In her spare time, she enjoys golf, hockey, baking, and exploring new places.
Queenie Yu earned a BES at the University of Waterloo and an MBA from the University of Ottawa before beginning a career in marketing and sales.
In August 2016, Queenie partnered with PAFE and ran as an independent candidate in the Scarborough-Rouge River byelection to put pressure on PC Leader Patrick Brown to take a firm stance against Wynne’s radical sex-ed agenda. PAFE’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 letter.
As a person who values integrity and principles, Queenie felt the responsibility to expose Patrick Brown’s duplicity to the public through the media. She 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.