EDUCATION & HUMAN RIGHTS
The Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) protects people from discrimination on the basis of disability and is designed to promote equal access to services such as education. For example, school boards must take proactive steps to ensure that they avoid discriminating against students with disabilities, and provide meaningful access to inclusive education and classroom accommodations. Parents are also responsible to meet certain obligations.
Human Rights Code. Click HERE to download.
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES LINK
Ontario Human Rights Commission – Accessible Education Guidelines Download HERE.
BIO ARCH lawyer Luke Reid obtained his J.D from Osgoode Hall Law School and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2015 after completing his articles at the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee. He also holds a B.Sc. from Guelph University and an M.S.W. from Wilfred Laurier University. Prior to attending law school, Luke was a social worker at the Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital providing counselling and discharge planning services to patients requiring ongoing physical rehabilitation. Luke first joined ARCH as a student researcher in the summer of 2012. He recently returned to ARCH as a staff lawyer practicing primarily in the areas of education law and human rights for people with disabilities requiring accommodation.