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

Charline Grant Settles Human Rights Case with York Region District School Board

After a long struggle, Charline Grant has received a full apology from the school board and assurances of concrete steps to stamp out racism at the Board.

Posted:
May 18, 2017
Article source:
Human Rights Legal Support Centre (HRLSC)

May 24: You Can't Say That! – Teachers' Rights To Free Expression

When: Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where: Room 103, Rogers Communication Centre, Ryerson University, 80 Gould Street, Toronto

While free expression is a Charter right, teachers face limitations on what they can do and say in and out of school. This symposium examines teachers' rights in and out of school and on social media.

Posted:
May 10, 2017
Article source:
Ryerson University

Black students hindered by academic streaming, suspensions: Report

A York University report found that while academic streaming was supposed to have ended in 1999, black students are twice as likely to be enrolled in applied courses, limiting future choices.

Posted:
April 25, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

CCRC's 2017 Federal Budget Analysis

An analysis by the Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children shows how the 2017 federal budget will affect children and their families.

Posted:
March 28, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children (CCRC)

First Nations students learn how to file complaints against police in Thunder Bay, Ont.

The Ontario Justice Education Network, with funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, sponsored the 8-week project that resulted in a student-produced radio program about their legal rights.

Posted:
March 08, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)