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The recent event of a gay youth in Ottawa taking their life because of intolerable levels of discrimination has crystallized the need for urgency and fortitude in our actions.

“It’s just too hard” wrote Jamie “I don’t want to wait 3 more years, this hurts too much. How do you even know it will get better? It’s not.”

This was one of the last documented statements by Jamie Hubley, a local gay youth who tragically took his life on Friday, October 14.

We need to come together as community leaders, educators and concerned citizens and stand up against this injustice.

We cannot continue to take small steps to end these ongoing tragedies. Discrimination and bullying must stop and we must all speak up!

--->> What we are calling for:

We call upon the Ontario Ministry of Education to enforce the safer schools act which protects GLBTTQ youth from discrimination, to pursue more inclusive and equitable curriculum and to enforce that curriculum in all publicly funded Ontario schools.

--->> How you can help:

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--->> What else?

Be a part of the petition calling for the Ottawa-Carelton District School Board to take action as well:

http://www.change.org/petitions/ottawa-carleton-district-school-board-end-bullying-and-discrimination-in-our-schools

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Letter to
Ministry of Education Hon. Laurel Broten, Minister of Education
We call upon the Ontario Ministry of Education to enforce the safer schools act which protects GLBTTQ youth from discrimination, to pursue more inclusive and equitable curriculum and to enforce that curriculum in all publicly funded Ontario schools.

On behalf of the undersigned individuals, please accept this letter as a plea for the Ontario Ministry of Education to take immediate action to address the problem of rampant bullying and discrimination in our schools.

The recent event of a gay youth in Ottawa taking their life because of intolerable levels of discrimination has crystallized the need for urgency and fortitude in our actions.

“It’s just too hard” wrote Jamie “I don’t want to wait 3 more years, this hurts too much. How do you even know it will get better? It’s not.” [sic]

This was one of the last documented statements by Jamie Hubley, a local gay youth who tragically took his life on Friday, October 14.

We need to come together as community leaders, educators and concerned citizens and stand up against this injustice.

We cannot continue to take small steps to end these ongoing tragedies. Discrimination and bullying must stop and we must all speak up!

In solidarity,