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Family court orders child of divorced parents to attend school

  • September 2, 2020
  • Amanda Dimilta
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When parents cannot agree on whether their child will attend school in-person or via remote learning, a court may decide for them.

Such was the case in a family law matter reported in Law Times on August 31, 2020, in which Justice Andrea Himel ordered the child to attend school after finding there was no “unacceptable risk” and after considering the home and work circumstances of both parents. » Read the rest

Charter challenge filed in Quebec regarding the province’s back to school plan

  • September 1, 2020
  • Amanda Dimilta
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Parents in Quebec are anxious about their province’s back to school plan, which does not require any students to wear masks in class and which only offers a remote learning option to student’s who provide supportive medical documentation. If students do not attend in person and do not provide a doctor’s note, they will not receive an education. » Read the rest

Back to School Update for Private and Independent Schools

  • August 27, 2020
  • Amanda Dimilta
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On August 25, 2020, education law expert Eric Roher of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP led a discussion regarding school re-opening plans for private and independent schools during the Covid-19 pandemic. The webinar provided a helpful summary of the recent regulations, guidelines and announcements which impact re-opening plans for schools. » Read the rest

OAP extended as government bridges programs currently in place

  • January 24, 2020
  • Amanda Dimilta
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Today the provincial government expanded the OAP program such that children currently accessing services may have their programs extended until the new needs-based plan comes into effect in 2021:

“If you have an existing behaviour plan, it can be extended with no gap in service up to its current level of intensity, or less where clinically appropriate, until you transition into core services in the new needs-based autism program.” » Read the rest

Cuts to provincial funding result in backlogs, delays for administrative tribunals

  • December 13, 2019
  • Amanda Dimilta
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Administrative tribunals were created to offer expertise in specialized areas of law, and to be an accessible alternative to civil court proceedings for the residents of Ontario. These tribunals manage disputes related to landlord and tenant issues, employment discrimination, access to public education, and availability of social benefits, among many others. » Read the rest

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