Children and youth


August 29: Information Session on Sex Ed and Your Human Rights

Information from Justice for Children and Youth (JFCY): The Ford government recently announced they are going to repeal the current 2015 Sex Ed Curriculum and replace it with the 1998 Sex Ed Curriculum. This change means that sexual...


Ontario families launch human rights challenge against sex-ed curriculum rollback

A group of families is launching a human rights challenge to the Ontario government's decision to repeal and replace the province's modernized sex-education curriculum.

The Progressive Conservatives have said teachers will use a 1998 version of...


Help on the way for Black families navigating Ontario's child protection system

A mother is questioned by Ontario child protection workers for sending her child to school with Jamaican patties for lunch.

Children's aid workers refuse an African-Canadian father's plea to have his children...


What good data mean for black youth in foster care

Not enough snacks, not enough privacy, not enough allowance: Many of the complaints shared by the teenagers at the Power Up conference in Mississauga were common, even timeless.

But other concerns voiced by many of the 130 attendees, all black...


Almost half of TDSB students expelled over last 5 years are black, report says

The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is looking at ways to better serve suspended and expelled students after a new board report said 307 students were expelled from Toronto public schools between 2011-12 and 2015-16, and a disproportionate...


LGBT advocates, NDP target rollback of sex-ed curriculum at Toronto event

The battle over the Progressive Conservative's roll back of Ontario's modernized sexual education curriculum kicked off in Toronto on Friday. 

LGBT and progressive advocates, health-care professionals, as well as representatives from the...


Engaged at 14: 'I was worried about science class. And now I'm getting married?'

From the CBC's The Doc Project, a documentary called "Engaged at 14," about arranged marriage. This link includes an interview with SALCO’s Aruna Boodram about forced marriage.

Sunday May 14, 2000 was an ordinary day...


U of T approves policy that could place students with mental health issues on leave

The University of Toronto has decided to implement a policy that could place students with mental health issues on a mandatory leave of absence if the school deems it necessary.

The policy, which drew criticism from students groups and the...

Toronto school principal under investigation for compiling list of black students

The Toronto District School Board is investigating complaints that the principal at one of its high schools engaged in racial profiling by compiling a list of black students and sharing it with teachers to examine opportunity and achievement gaps....


Programs aimed at helping black students facing disciplinary issues can wipe slates clean

Ceyrina Craig didn't want to believe her son's school treated him differently because he was black, but the evidence was mounting. In Grade 1, his teacher complained about how he'd disrupt class by calling out answers. In Grade 4, after a white kid...

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