Articles 2021

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Child and Youth Privacy in the Education System

  • 14 février 2022
  • Melanie McNaught

This article summarizes a recent OBA Webinar regarding child and youth privacy, with a particular focus on privacy issues for school boards and educators.

Droit des enfants et des jeunes, Droit relatif à l’éducation, Student Forum

Program Recap: COVID and the Family Court

  • 14 février 2022
  • Jean-Frédéric (J-F) Hübsch

This article reviews a recent Webinar regarding Family Court decisions related to the pandemic, including vaccination and remote learning, that will interest members of the Education Law, Family Law and Child and Youth Law sections.

Droit des enfants et des jeunes, Droit relatif à l’éducation, Droit de la famille et 1 en plus, Student Forum

Reviewing the Rights of First Nations Children: Commenting on the Caring Society Litigation

  • 16 juillet 2021
  • Szymon Rodomar and Wei Yang

A review of the submissions made during an application for judicial review in Federal Court concerning a 2019 compensation order made by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (“CHRT”) for Indigenous victims of the discriminatory underfunding of child and family services (the “Compensation Decision”) and the CHRT’s 2020 decision regarding the definition of “First Nations child” (the “First Nations child Decision”).

Droit des enfants et des jeunes, Student Forum

Adoption and Openness - Let's Compare

  • 24 mai 2021
  • Imran Kamal, barrister and solicitor, LSO Certified Specialist – Indigenous Legal Issues

Recent developments in openness in adoption proceedings in Ontario are reviewed, including three decision from the Ontario Court of Appeal.

Droit des enfants et des jeunes, Student Forum

Human Rights Protections Apply - Even in a Pandemic

  • 23 mai 2021
  • Amanda Dimilta, human rights and education law lawyer at bakerlaw.ca

This article reviews the first merits decision of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (“HRTO”) on the role of human rights during the Covid-19 pandemic: JL v. Empower Simcoe, 2021 HRTO 222.

Droit des enfants et des jeunes, Student Forum

The Impact of Part X of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act (CYFSA)

  • 23 avril 2021
  • Farhana Hossein (PBSC student volunteer at Justice for Children and Youth)

A review of Part X of the CYFSA, which has sought to establish new rules for the collection, use, disclosure of, and access to, personal information held by ministry-funded and licensed service providers.

Droit des enfants et des jeunes, Student Forum

Youth Criminal Justice Records and Child Protection Proceedings

  • 12 avril 2021
  • Brock Jones

For young persons who become involved in both the youth criminal and family court systems, the lawful sharing or exchanging of information between them is often legally complex and fraught with the potential for errors. A case comment on Children’s Aid Society of the Districts of Sudbury and Manitoulin v. A.A., 2021 ONCJ 188.

Droit des enfants et des jeunes, Student Forum

Criminal Code s. 278 Applications And Youth Records

  • 23 mars 2021
  • Brock Jones

A review of recent court decisions addressing Criminal Code s. 278 applications in sexual-offence based cases where the records sought are youth records.

Droit des enfants et des jeunes, Student Forum

The Overhaul of Indigenous Child Welfare Considerations Through Federal Legislation

  • 16 mars 2021
  • Imran Kamal, LSO Certified Specialist - Indigenous Legal Issues

This article reviews the significance of changes to the Child, Youth and Family Services Act (Ontario, 2018) and the federal legislation An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis Children, Youth and Families (2020) on child protection proceedings and Indigenous youth.

Droit des enfants et des jeunes, Student Forum