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)

Program that put armed officers in schools suspended by TDSB trustees

Trustees with the Toronto District School Board voted late Wednesday to suspend the program that put armed officers in three-dozen schools pending a board review.

Posted:
August 31, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Register for CLEO's Forum: Include, Inform, Inspire: Community Legal Information in 2017: Oct 26, 2017 (Toronto)

When: Thursday, October 26, 2017 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where: Chestnut Conference Centre (Dundas St. W. and Chestnut St.) Toronto, Ontario

Registration link 

CLEO invites you to join us for a forum for community workers and others interested in public legal education and information (PLE or PLEI) that will take place in Toronto on Thursday, October 26, 2017. We will gather at the Chestnut Conference Centre (Dundas St. W. and Chestnut St.) from 10:00 – 4:00 to hone our PLEI skills, connect with new resources, and share strategies for helping our clients and communities. Ontario’s PLE Learning Exchange, a partnership of CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario) and OJEN (Ontario Justice Education Network), is hosting this event as part of Ontario’s Access to Justice week, supported by The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG).

Posted:
August 30, 2017
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

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