Changes to Your Legal Rights

CLEO is making changes to Your Legal Rights as part of an overall strategy to simplify our websites and services. We will no longer be posting news to Your Legal Rights website but will continue to post this information on CLEO’s Twitter feed and Facebook page.  We encourage you to follow us there for information on CLEO’s work and news & events about the law and access to justice in Ontario.

Posted:
January 24, 2019
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

'Changing lives through law' goal of new outreach program for Indigenous youth in Thunder Bay

The education and mentorship program aims to help children between the ages of 11 and 14 learn more about the justice system and maybe even consider a career in law.

Posted:
January 23, 2019
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Human rights tribunal hears challenge to Ontario's repeal of sex-ed curriculum

Schools are currently using a curriculum based on a version from 1998 while the government develops and tests a new document.

Posted:
January 22, 2019
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Ontario government's lawyer says teachers can use own judgment in sex-ed lessons

Teachers must teach in a way that's inclusive of all students, an Ontario-government lawyer argued in a hearing that challenges the rollback of the province's sex-ed curriculum.

Posted:
January 11, 2019
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Activists urge shutdown of Ontario sex-ed curriculum in legal challenge

Under Canada's 1982 Charter of Rights and Freedoms, courts can review government policy, but rarely do they venture into policy matters such as what an appropriate sex-education program is.

Posted:
January 10, 2019
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Advocates for students with disabilities call on Ontario to stop school exclusions

Autism advocates are saying a principal's power to exclude students from school is being misused as a disciplinary measure that disproportionately targets children with special needs.

Posted:
January 08, 2019
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

December 8: Just The Facts: Ontario's Sex Ed Curriculum

This is an expert panel, moderated discussion, and Q&A on just the facts: what are the differences between the old and new Ontario Sex Ed curricula?

Posted:
December 05, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Science Policy Network (TSPN)

Ontario government needs to spell out what's new in sex-ed curriculum: TDSB chair

The government has warned teachers who use the scrapped 2015 version will face consequences and invited parents to anonymously report potential breaches to the province.

Posted:
August 23, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Ontario families launch human rights challenge against sex-ed curriculum rollback

A group of families is launching a human rights challenge to the Ontario government's decision to repeal and replace the province's modernized sex-education curriculum.

Posted:
August 09, 2018
Article source:
CTV News

Almost half of TDSB students expelled over last 5 years are black, report says

The majority of the TDSB's more than 300 expelled students were males in secondary schools. Of those, 48 per cent self-identified as black, compared to 10 per cent who are white.

Posted:
July 17, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)