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

TDSB votes down police presence in high schools

The program was launched after the shooting death of a student, but critics said the program was flawed because the police were at schools in only the most racialized and marginalized areas. 

Posted:
November 23, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Unsafe harbour: Parents weigh school versus safety in Thunder Bay

In remote communities throughout northern Ontario, Indigenous families are increasingly afraid for the safety of their children who must go south to get a high school education.

Posted:
November 14, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

End program that puts police officers in some Toronto schools, TDSB report recommends

The report from staff at the TDSB follows a six-week period during which students, staff, and parents at the affected schools were surveyed to assess the School Resource Officer program.

Posted:
November 14, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Health Canada knew of massive gaps in First Nations child health care, documents show

Health Canada officials were sent scrambling after a human rights ruling last year found the federal government discriminated against First Nation children by underfunding services for them.

Posted:
October 24, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

School can refuse admission of child of same-sex couple

Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has ruled in favour of an evangelical Christian school that would not admit the son of a same-sex couple over the school's stance on same-sex marriage.

Posted:
September 11, 2017
Article source:
Law Times

First Nations students face continued funding shortfalls, advocate says

In 2016, the Parliamentary Budget Officer reported the gap between funding for on-reserve schools and funding for provincially run public schools was as much as $665M.

Posted:
September 01, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)