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Current Trends and Emerging Issues in Student Discipline: A Ten-Year Review of Part XIII of the Education Act

  • December 14, 2018
  • Andrea Luey

The Education Law Section invites you to join us at Institute 2019, where you will hear from panelists offering different perspectives on the law of student discipline. This includes school administrators, school board counsel, children’s counsel, the Child and Family Services Review Board, as well as voices that examine the action and effect of the legislation through an equity lens.

Education Law, Student Forum

Welcome from the Chair of the Education Law Section

  • October 04, 2018
  • Mandy Wojcik

The Chair of the OBA's Education Law Section welcomes you to a new membership year and previews the exciting programming that the Section Executive is working on.

Education Law, Student Forum

Application of School Board's Fresh Start Policy Upheld by Court

  • October 04, 2018
  • Bethan Dinning

In K.W. v. Toronto Catholic District School Board, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice dismissed an application for judicial review of a decision of the Toronto Catholic District School Board to transfer a Grade 12 student to a new school at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year.

Education Law, Student Forum

Considering Key Charter and Human Rights Developments in Education Law

  • June 01, 2018
  • Jean-Frédéric (J-F) Hübsch

On April 4, 2018, the OBA Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights Section with the OBA Education Law Section hosted a panel to discuss key Charter and human rights developments in education law.

Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights Law, Education Law, Student Forum

Approaches to Inclusive Education in Ontario at OBA Institute

  • May 18, 2018
  • Jean-Frédéric (J-F) Hübsch

On February 7, 2018, the OBA Education Law Section held a panel discussion entitled "Education for All Students: Diversity and Inclusion in Education” as part of OBA Institute 2018. The panel brought together government, education and legal professionals to discuss how education professionals can help ensure schools are inclusive places for all students.

Education Law, Student Forum

Human Rights Tribunal Considers Whether Special Needs Child Can Bring his Service Dog to School

  • October 06, 2017
  • Dianne E. Jozefacki

The HRTO recently released a decision that it did not amount to discrimination under the Human Rights Code for a School Board to deny a student's request to have his autism assistance guide dog accompany him to school. This decision contains important guidance for practitioners about discrimination in the context of providing educational services, its relation to service animals, and the importance of the evidentiary foundation of your case.

Education Law