In this article, Éducaloi explains the rules on the age of consent to sexual activities. In Canada, the minimum age for consenting to a sexual activity is 16.
If a person took part in a sexual activity with someone under the age of 16 and a complaint is filed with the police, the law doesn't recognize the young person's consent.
However, it is not an offence if the person honestly believed that you were 16 or if there was less than a two-year age difference between you. For example, if a person is 17 and has sex with someone who is 15, it is not a crime.
But if the person was 18, it is a crime unless the person believed the person was 16.
When teenagers become sexually active, it brings to their lives a whole host of new complications and confusions.
The age of consent for same-sex relationships is the same as it is for heterosexual relationships.A person who is caring for you or supervising you, like a teacher, youth worker or foster carer, can't have sex with you or sexually touch you or perform a sexual act in front of you, even if you agree, unless they are married to you.However, it is not an offence if the person honestly believed you were 18 or older.This article is not a legal opinion or legal advice.To find out the specific rules for your situation, consult a lawyer or notary.