Toronto school principal under investigation for compiling list of black students

The principal of the Etobicoke School of the Arts admitted to sharing the list and apologized, stating that it was an "inappropriate approach to identifying gaps in supports."

Posted:
June 26, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

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

The Plug has given families free legal advice, provided them with lawyers at hearings ,and played an advocacy role in meetings and mediation sessions.

Posted:
June 25, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Racial Justice Report Card Shows Where Political Parties Stand on Racial Equity and Racial Justice

COP-COC released its 2018 Racial Justice Report Card for Ontario, showing where the three main Ontario political parties stand on issues affecting racialized communities.

Posted:
May 30, 2018
Article source:
Colour of Poverty - Colour of Change

May 4: New research: Many Ontario schools failing students who have an intellectual disability

Details of the research will be released by the report's authors, and a panel discussion between the authors and students from Ryerson University's Disability Studies program will follow.

Posted:
May 01, 2018
Article source:
ARCH Disability Law Centre

A breakdown of anti-poverty measures in budget 2018

The Dignity for All campaign applauds indexing the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) and strengthening the Working Income Tax Benefit (WITB), now called the Canada Workers Benefit (CWB).

Posted:
April 04, 2018
Article source:
Canada Without Poverty

Standardized tests could soon be more fair to northwestern Ontario students

Currently, literacy tests sometimes ask students to respond to situations that are common to large cities, scenarios some students can't relate to.

Posted:
March 27, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

How suspended students are denied due process: Opinion

Given the effects a suspension or expulsion could have on their life, students should have the right to challenge a school's decision. The problem is they can't - on their own.

Posted:
February 16, 2018
Article source:
TVO.org

Ontario government vows to crack down on sexually abusive teachers

The Ontario government plans to amend its definition of sexual abuse by teachers "as soon as possible," to make licence revocation mandatory for more offences.

Posted:
January 25, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

New federal ministry aims to improve quality of life for Indigenous people in Canada

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced in August he was splitting the Indigenous Affairs department in two, with Minister Jane Philpott taking the Indigenous Services portfolio. 

Posted:
January 23, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Province to cover daycare fee hikes due to wage bump

A special provincial fund will ensure child-care workers get their wage hike without impacting parent fees.

Posted:
November 24, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star