Education Law

In Ontario, there are laws that establish a child’s right to attend school. These laws also deal with attendance, suspensions, and expulsion, as well as the rights of children who have special needs.

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Helping parents without immigration status get their children into school

In Ontario, it is against the law for a school to refuse to admit a child who is under 18 years of age only because the child or the child's parent or guardian is in Canada without immigration status. This online resource is for community workers and is meant to help them help parents who do not have immigration status register their children for school. 

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2011

Suspensions and Expulsions

This section of the School Advocacy Hamilton web site looks at reasons a student might be suspended or expelled, how the decisions to suspend or expel are made, and what recourse students and parents have.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2008

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