Making the Call: Police Involvement in Student Misconduct Matters

Event Details

May 3, 2022
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET

Zoom Webinar

Please note registration for this event is now closed.

Fee: $175.00 plus $22.75 (13% HST)
Total $197.75 per person


What are the legal obligations of school boards under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Education Act when considering police involvement in student misconduct and misbehaviour? Do police/school board protocols allow room for the exercise of discretion in making calls to the police? Can school boards mitigate the impact of calls to the police on Indigenous, Black and racialized students and students with disabilities?

This interactive webinar addresses these questions from a human rights and equity-informed perspective.


In this session we will address the following topics:

  • the role of discretion in determining police involvement in student misconduct/misbehaviour
  • the application of the Ontario Human Rights Code to local police/school board protocols
  • equity considerations: Indigenous students, racialized students and students with disabilities.


This online interactive session is designed for school board leaders involved in student misconduct and human rights and equity matters. It applies a human rights and equity lens to the topic of police involvement in schools.

The session will include an interactive Q&A feature. A panel discussion will be built into the last 30 minutes of the session to address audience questions.

Hicks Morley will endeavour to accommodate guests with a disability in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code guidelines and other applicable legislation.



This program has been approved for 2 hour(s) of Continuing Professional Development by the Human Resources Professional Association.
For members of the Law Society of Ontario, this program is eligible for up to 2 Substantive Hour(s).


Practice Areas: Human RightsIndustries: Education, School Boards