Family Life Programs

The RCCDSB offers Family Life Education Programs produced by the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario.  Grades One to Eight follow the Ontario Bishops’ Fully Alive program.   Parent Information on the Fully Alive program can be found on the ACBO’s Fully Alive Page and the ICE Resources for Parents Page.  Links to program-related resources can be found below:

Elementary Family Life Education

RCCDSB Family Life Education Pages:
RCCDSB Family Life Programs Page
RCCDSB Family Life Resources Page
RCCDSB Christian Marriage Page

Family Life Education Curriculum Policy Document (Elementary)

Elementary curriculum policy documents for Religious Education and Family Life Education are downloadable from ICE Publications Page.
Inservicing Resources (Curriculum Policy Document)
Narrated Powerpoint Presentation on YouTube
(Excellent overview of revised policy document by Katharine Stevenson, Halton CDSB.  Appropriate for staff inservice. Length, 26:48.)
Powerpoint Introduction to Elementary Curriculum Policy Document
(Hosted on Catholic Curriculum Corporation website, under “Catholic Resources”, from Central Curriculum Corporation Catholic Resources Web Page)
Fully Alive Learning Summaries
(Aligns FA learning summaries [pp. 122-23 policy doc] with:
Growing Success. Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting in Ontario Schools (2010)
Equity & Inclusivity Strategy
Health & Physical Education Policy Document [elem])

Textbooks and Teacher Resources

The Ontario Bishops, in collaboration with the Institute for Catholic Education have updated the Fully Alive program to address expectations in the new Health and Physical Education curriculum.
Publisher and Purchasing
Fully Alive texts are published by Pearson Publishers.
To order texts and teacher resources, click Shop button on the above page.
Inservicing Resources (Fully Alive Program)
CARFLEO (Catholic Association of Religious and Family Life Educators of Ontario) has the following inservice resources for the revised program on its website:
Grade 1 and 2 Powerpoint Inservice
Grade 3 Powerpoint Inservice
Grade 4-5-6 Powerpoint Inservice

Support Resources

CARFLEO Elementary Fully Alive Resources Page
ICE Resources for Parents Page
A Parents’ Guide to Understanding Family Life Education in Catholic Schools (And how it connects with Ontario’s revised Health & Physical Education Curriculum)
(Produced by ICE, 2016. Highly recommended for teachers and parents)
Family Life Education by Division and in Secondary Schools
(Produced by ICE, 2016. Highly recommended overview of Fully Alive program expectations from grades 1-12)
A Parent’s Guide to Understanding How Human Development and Sexual Health in the Health & Physical Education Curriculum Will be Taught in Catholic Schools series.  Teachers are encouraged to view the pamphlet resource for their division:
 
A Parent’s Guide – Primary Grades 1, 2 and 3
A Parent’s Guide – Junior Grades 4, 5 and 6
A Parent’s Guide – Intermediate Grades 7 and 8
A Parent’s Guide – Secondary Grades 9 and 10

Supplemental H&PE-Related Resources
Suppemental Resources for Fully alive to Support Catholic Teachers with the Ontario Curriculum, Health ad Physical Education

Combined Grades Resources
Toronto Catholic School Board Religious Education & Family Life guidelines for teaching Fully Alive in combined grades.
Accessible in one of 2 ways –
Through website:
Click on Family Life Combined Grades Outline on the left side of the page, it will take you to a list of combined grades.  Each one has specific instructions for covering the expectations for both grades:
TCDSB Religious Education & Family Life
Direct link by grade:
TCDSB Family Life Combined Grades Outlines 

CARFLEO Grade 7 & 8 Supplementary Resources
CARFLEO has also put together an online resource for use with Grades 7 and 8 Fully Alive programs covering the areas below. Although dated, it is worth consulting.
Grade 7:
Dating
Bullying Prevention
Family Structures
Pornography
Stress and Grief
Substance Abuse
Suicide Prevention
Grade 8:
Dating
Sexually Transmitted Infections
Pornography
Stress and Grief
Substance Abuse and Addictions
Suicide Prevention
Bullying Prevention
Family Structures
Same Sex Attractions

CARFLEO Family Life Links

Secondary School Family Life Education

A Parent’s Guide to Understanding How Human Development and Sexual Health in the Health & Physical Education Curriculum Will be Taught in Catholic Schools  – Secondary Grades 9 and 10
CARFLEO Secondary Fully Alive Resources Page
ICE Resources for Parents Page
Family Life Education by Division and in Secondary Schools
(Produced by ICE, 2016. Highly recommended overview of Fully Alive program expectations from grades 1-12)

Our Secondary School Family Life Programs, also from the Ontario Bishops, and published by Pearson Canada are as follows:
Grade 9 & 10: Turning Points: Readings in Family Life Education 
Grade 11& 12: Reaching Out: Readings in Family Life Education

Links to Family Life Education Resources

CARFLEO Secondary Fully Alive Resources Page

Report Card Comments

Eastern Ontario Catholic School Board
(With thanks to CDSBEO for sharing these resources)
Sample Fully Alive Comments for Primary Level
Sample Fully Alive Comments for Primary Level

These comments are available in PDF form – contact Tony Cosentino
(tcosentino@rccdsb.edu.on.ca) for a copy.

Toronto Catholic School Board Report Card Comments
(From Religious Education and Family Life Website, Toronto Catholic School Board)
The following links will take you directly to comments for the Religion/Family Life box on the Ministry of Education Report card.  They are based on expectations and demonstrations covered in the Religion/Family Life programs.  These comments indicate what a student has learned during a specific term.  Please ensure that one to two Religion and one Family Life comment is included in your reports.
Family Life Education:
Grade One
Grade Two
Grade Three
Grade Four
Grade Five
Grade Six
Grade Seven
Grade Eight
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