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

Ontario Indigenous education agreement hailed as step towards self-governance

The historic deal gives full educational authority to Indigenous communities. Twenty-three member nations of the Anishinabek Nation have signed the agreement.

Posted:
August 16, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Legal Aid Ontario to hold consultations on challenges faced by racialized groups

The "school to prison pipeline" starts with suspensions and expulsions of racialized students and can lead to involvement with the criminal justice system later on.

Posted:
August 08, 2017
Article source:
The Lawyer's Daily

Legal Aid Ontario lends support to black youth facing suspension from school

Legal Aid Ontario is providing a major financial boost to a program designed to help black students who are in conflict with the education system.

Posted:
June 30, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Ontario school closings will be put on hold as province reviews process

The government has put a temporary halt on any future school closings, saying it plans to overhaul the entire process after hearing concerns from hard-hit rural and northern communities.

Posted:
June 29, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

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