- December 21, 2018
- Laura Lepine
- Comments Off on Ministry of Education Gaining Power to Establish Service Animal Guidelines
The Ontario Ministry of Education has recently introduced Bill 48, the “Safe and Supportive Classrooms Act, 2018”, which mandates revocation of a teacher’s teaching certificate if he or she is guilty of professional misconduct involving sexual abuse of a child.
One provision of Bill 48, however, seems unrelated: Schedule 2 of the Bill would amend subsection 8(1) of the Education Act, giving the Minister of Education the power to establish policies and guidelines respecting service animals in schools. » Read the rest “Ministry of Education Gaining Power to Establish Service Animal Guidelines”
- July 16, 2018
- David Baker
- Comments Off on Sexual Harassment and Assault at Work or School
The public attention being paid to high profile persons subjected to sexual violence and harassment has encouraged persons in lower waged positions with comparable experiences to speak up, seek support from co-workers and unions and exercise their rights to justice so they are not doubly violated.
A new book called In a Day’s Work: The Fight to End Sexual Violence Against America’s Most Vulnerable Workers, by Bernice Yeung is reviewed in the July 2018 New York Review of Books by Alissa Quart and Barbara Erenreich http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2018/07/19/workplace-violence-sisters-in-arms/ (link) The reviewers state:
#MeToo has too often ignored the most frequent victims of abuse, however, such as waitresses or hotel housekeepers. » Read the rest “Sexual Harassment and Assault at Work or School”
- August 21, 2017
- Kimberly Srivastava
- Comments Off on Update: Fighting to Support Children with Autism in Ontario Schools
Since 2016, Bakerlaw has been fighting to have Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) provided in Ontario schools on behalf of our young client, Jack.
Jack is a five year old boy with Autism. Like many other students with Autism, Jack needs ABA teaching methods in order to meaningfully access his education. Jack’s parents have filed a human rights application against Jack’s school board, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board (DPCDSB), to try and ensure Jack can benefit from Ontario education like any other student by having access to ABA at the level of intensity he requires. » Read the rest “Update: Fighting to Support Children with Autism in Ontario Schools”