Ontario Justice Partners Launch New Steps to Justice Website: A First of its Kind in the Province

Steps to Justice provides comprehensive and reliable information on everyday legal problems related to family, housing, employment and other areas of law.

Posted:
January 18, 2017
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Federal spending falls short for students on reserves, budget watchdog says

The federal government does not adequately account for the cost of teaching in remote northern regions with small populations.

Posted:
December 06, 2016
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Ontario teachers college raises concerns over bill to protect students

The college says the bill could lead to teachers found guilty of serious misconduct remaining on the job, and the deletion of hundreds of disciplinary decisions.

Posted:
November 08, 2016
Article source:
Toronto Star

November 24: Youth Justice Forum hosted by Northumberland Community Legal Centre & JFCY

When: Thursday, November 24, 2016, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Where: Cobourg Community Centre, 750 D'Arcy Street, Cobourg K9A 0G1

RSVP: by Friday November 18 to: 905-373-4464 or nasird@lao.on.ca

JFCY is partnering with the Northumberland Community Legal Centre to present their 14th Annual Justice Forum, with a focus on youth justice.

Posted:
October 28, 2016
Article source:
Northumberland Community Legal Centre

LAO funding to help Black students in conflict with education system

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is offering two grants of $100,000 each to help address suspensions and expulsions of Black youth in Ontario.

Posted:
October 24, 2016
Article source:
Legal Aid Ontario - Aide juridique Ontario

Peel board to include all-gender washrooms in every high school

Peel District School Board must make sure all students feel safe, director Tony Pontes has told staff, in announcing gender-neutral washrooms.

Posted:
August 31, 2016
Article source:
Toronto Star

Ontario government says it won't close schools for students with learning disabilities

Parents still fear the schools will be closed over time to save money, despite what the government says.

Posted:
August 09, 2016
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

There's a Huge Problem In Ontario Schools That We Aren't Talking About

Many public schools persist in using suspensions to deal with students' problem behaviours even though they're largely ineffective in deterring inappropriate behaviours.

Posted:
August 08, 2016
Article source:
Hamilton Community Legal Clinic / Clinique juridique communautaire de Hamilton

Consulting with Canadians on planned accessibility legislation

The Government of Canada is seeking your ideas to inform the development of planned new accessibility legislation. The public consultation will be open until February 2017 and information on viewpoints received will be made available after the consultation is closed.

Posted:
August 02, 2016
Article source:
Government of Canada - Gouvernement du Canada

Integration of special-needs pupil at the heart of Toronto school lawsuit

The case highlights the tensions in the education system between integrating children with special needs and ensuring a reasonably safe environment for everyone.

Posted:
June 17, 2016
Article source:
The Globe and Mail