Canadian teachers lack confidence to discuss Indigenous cultures in class, study says

A study suggests that while teachers may want to instruct about residential schools and include Indigenous culture in their classrooms, they are nervous about saying the wrong thing.

Posted:
August 21, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Ontario Indigenous education agreement hailed as step towards self-governance

The historic deal gives full educational authority to Indigenous communities. Twenty-three member nations of the Anishinabek Nation have signed the agreement.

Posted:
August 16, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Legal Aid Ontario to hold consultations on challenges faced by racialized groups

The "school to prison pipeline" starts with suspensions and expulsions of racialized students and can lead to involvement with the criminal justice system later on.

Posted:
August 08, 2017
Article source:
The Lawyer's Daily

Legal Aid Ontario lends support to black youth facing suspension from school

Legal Aid Ontario is providing a major financial boost to a program designed to help black students who are in conflict with the education system.

Posted:
June 30, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Ontario school closings will be put on hold as province reviews process

The government has put a temporary halt on any future school closings, saying it plans to overhaul the entire process after hearing concerns from hard-hit rural and northern communities.

Posted:
June 29, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Adult literacy gets $185 million funding boost from province

Some 80,000 more adult learners will be able to hit the books — upgrading their literacy, math and computer skills — with a $185 million boost from the Ontario government.

Posted:
June 19, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Students Should Be Free From Religious Coercion

Some students will have the right to opt of out of religious prayers and programming, based on their right to be free from discrimination on the ground of creed.

Posted:
June 13, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA)

Ontario to roll out details of $533M autism program

The long-awaited plan has no age cap, promises kids the intensity and duration of the treatment they need when they need it, the Star has learned.

Posted:
June 08, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Ottawa spent $707,000 in legal fees fighting decision that protects Indigenous children

Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruled the government was discriminating against First Nations children by not giving them equitable health and social services payments.

Posted:
June 02, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Human Rights Tribunal charges Ottawa still failing Indigenous children

The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has had to issue a third compliance order after finding Canada is still failing to provide adequate services to Indigenous children as outlined by "Jordan’s Principle."

Posted:
May 30, 2017
Article source:
The Lawyer's Daily