Schools and education – More legal information
Justice for Children & Youth (JFCY) has a variety of information, including:
- COVID-19 update page with infographics and links
- Legal Rights Wiki, including education rights
- Enhancing Access to Special Education (EASE) – a project by JFCY to develop resources to support students & families navigate the special education system. JFCY has developed a new comprehensive guide for students and families as well as 5 flowcharts.
- Bullying Zine
- Links to LGBTQ resources
Resources for parents
Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) has a page for advocates helping parents without immigration status get their children into school.
Ontario Ministry of Education has a page on preventing bullying and harassment.
People for Education is a charitable organization that supports public dialogue about public education. They offer:
- resources for parents (available in other languages)
- links to research, news and resources on many topics
School Advocacy Hamilton is a page for parents and advocates in Hamilton, but can be used for local advocacy as well. Learn about basic advocacy skills, suspensions and expulsions, and special education. See their extensive list of links to other resources.
Video – Tips for members of accessibility advisory committees
Are you a member of an Ontario municipality’s Accessibility Advisory Committee or an Ontario school board’s Special Education Advisory Committee or some other public or private organization’s advisory body on disability issues? Here is a video that can be very helpful for you!
The AODA Alliance has a 55-minute captioned video. AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky provides practical tips for members of a municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee or a school board’s Special Education Advisory Committee. These tips are equally helpful for members of other organizations’ disability advisory bodies. You can find this video below or view it on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdBCrEtZJAk