Education law

Whether its you or your child, if you have an issue with education or post-secondary education accommodation, we know how important it is to resolve these issues quickly and properly.  

Bakerlaw is a leader in disability law and provides a wide range of legal services for students in Ontario’s public, separate, private and post-secondary schools. We assist students and families in mediations and negotiations with school officials regarding identification and placement of students (the “IPRC” process) and individual education plans (IEPs). We have extensive experience assisting clients in securing accommodations for disability-related needs.  

Whether your matter is at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Child and Family Services Review Board, or the Ontario Special Education Tribunal, bakerlaw can guide you through it! 

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Related Cases

  • NM v Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board

    NM v. Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, 2019 HRTO 1317: the Tribunal granted our client’s request for an interim remedy for accommodation in school. The school board removed our client’s previous accommodation without warning or an assessment of his needs. The Tribunal ordered the accommodation had to be restored while the case makes its way through the Tribunal process.

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  • R.B. v Keewatin-Patricia District School Board

    R.B. v. Keewatin-Patricia District School Board, 2013 HRTO 1436: the school board prevented our client from attending school. The Tribunal ordered the student had to be returned to school. We also managed to secure an interim remedy for the client so that he could attend school while the matter was being adjudicated at the HRTO (R.B. v Keewatin-Patricia District School Board, 2013 HRTO 130). 

    – This post is current as of the time of writing. Readers should not rely on this post as legal advice. –

  • Longueépée v University of Waterloo

    Longueépée v. University of Waterloo, 2019 ONSC 5465: This case challenged an admissions decision at the post-secondary institution. At the HRTO, in Longueépée v University of Waterloo, 2016 HRTO 686, the Tribunal ruled against our client but the Divisional Court agreed that the admissions procedure failed to accommodate our client’s disability in its consideration for grades earned while unaccommodated at a different school. 

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  • LB v Toronto District School Board

    L.B. v. Toronto District School Board, 2015 HRTO 1622: The school board failed to accommodate our client’s school refusal and anxiety; the Tribunal ruled that this was discriminatory. As a result of the school’s failure to accommodate, our client attended a private school. At Divisional Court, the client received compensation for some of his private school tuition  (L.B. v Toronto District School Board et al., 2017 ONSC 2301) 

    – This post is current as of the time of writing. Readers should not rely on this post as legal advice. –

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