22. Children’s Rights in Ontario Schools

Children’s Rights in Ontario Schools

This is a special children’s rights edition of the Ontario Family Law Podcast.  Rather than focusing on family law issues, this edition looks at the rights that children, especially children have in Ontario’s schools – both public and private.  It explains the school’s duty to accommodate a child’s disabilities, and explains the limits on those accommodations.  It also goes over various court and tribunal decisions that explain how those Humans Rights Law works would put into practice in education matters. 

Parents of children with special needs often struggle to get those students the help they need in school.  However, knowing the child’s rights in the education system can be of great assistance to parents.  Schools are often more willing to provide assistance to a child when the child or the parents know what duties the school has to that child.  This podcast will be of great help to children with special needs and their parents, in getting assistance at school.

The “enhanced” version of the podcast, which is available in the iTunes Store, contains all the slides from the presentation.   They appear in iTunes or on your iPhone, iPad or iPod as you listen.  If you are downloading the MP3 from, or listening on, this page, several of the slides are on the left on desktop computers or below on mobile devices.  You can download them by “right-clicking” on the image. 

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