Ontario Government Introduces Safe and Supportive Classrooms Act, 2018

On October 25, 2018, the Ontario government introduced Bill 48, the Safe and Supportive Classrooms Act, 2018. If passed, Bill 48 will amend the Early Childhood Educators Act, 2017, the Ontario College of Teachers Act, 1996, and the Teaching Profession Act to expand the definition of sexual abuse. Notably, the amendments include: clarification that sexual…

Education Law in Canada: A Guide for Teachers and Administrators Published

Lauri Reesor and Brenda Bowlby (Retd) recently published a chapter on Special Education Law in the text, Education Law in Canada: A Guide for Teachers and Administrators. “Education has long been recognized as a “service” that is protected by human rights legislation, and special education has been recognized as the means by which accommodations are determined and implemented for students…

An Educator’s Guide to Special Education Law, Second Edition

This book provides a complete and comprehensive account of the legal and administrative issues arising from the special education process. It details changes to the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Education Act and how the changes impact upon educators. It also updates case law generated by the courts, the Special Education Tribunal and the…