Ontario College of Teachers to launch mandatory training on preventing sexual abuse


TORONTO — Ontario teachers will soon have to complete training on preventing sexual abuse.

The Ontario College of Teachers says the online course will launch on Jan. 1, 2022.

The profession’s regulatory body says the Canadian Centre for Child Protection developed the course.

It says the training will offer teachers “an updated understanding of professional boundaries, societal standards and warning signs.”

The College says the course will better equip teachers to identify situations where students may be at risk.

All new and existing teachers will have to complete the training by Aug. 31, 2022.