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Administrative Justice Support Network

A project of Community Living Ontario, the Administrative Justice Support Network supports people who are making an appeal before an administrative board or tribunal whether or not they have legal representation. There is information on Special Education, School Expulsions, Landlord & Tenant, CCAC Appeals, and more.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

CBA Child Rights Toolkit

The CBA Child Rights Toolkit has been developed to improve children’s access to justice in Canada. It is for professionals working in legal and administrative decision-making who want to implement a child-rights based approach in practice and strengthen their advocacy for children. 

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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School disciplinary hearings: Know your rights

This is information Legal Aid Ontario has developed to help you understand what your school can suspend or expel you for and what you can do if it happens to you. Topics covered are:

  • What can I be suspended or expelled for?
  • What are my rights?
  • What is Legal Aid Ontario doing to help?

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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Expulsions

This resource is a students’ and parents’ guide to expulsions and expulsion appeals in Ontario. It explains what it means to be expelled, what conduct can lead to an expulsion, what happens when a student is expelled, and how to appeal an expulsion.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2016

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LGBTQ rights in schools: An information guide for students, allies and teachers

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association and Education Trust have created a guide to LGBTQ rights in schools. This resource will help students, allies, and teachers better understand students’ rights, and how to take positive action toward making schools a safer place for all.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2014

Facebook & the Law…

This blog post on the Justice for Children and Youth website outlines some of the possible consequences of posting too much of your information on social media.

Available in:

English

Produced/Updated In:

2013

Cyber-bullying

A post on the Justice for Children and Youth blog concerns the use of phones, the internet, and other technologies by bullies to mock, intimidate, or terrorize their victims. It looks at the social consequences for victims and the legal consequences for bullies.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2012

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School Expulsions: Students and Parents Guide to Expulsions and Appeals in Ontario

This guide looks at topics such as:

  • Why should you care whether you get expelled?
  • What does it mean to be expelled?
  • What is an expulsion from my school?
  • What is an expulsion from all schools in the board?
  • Conduct or acts that can lead to an expulsion
  • Can I be expelled for someting that happened away from the school property?

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2012

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School Fights: What can the consequences be?

This blog post deals with what happens when students fight on school property. It looks at suspensions and expulsions, mitigating circumstances, dealing fairly with students, appealing a suspension, and what happens at an appeal hearing.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2012

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School Suspensions: What are my rights? Students and Parents Guide to Suspensions and Appeals in Ontario

This publication includes these topics:

  • Why you should care whether you get suspended
  • What conduct or acts can lead to suspension
  • Possible suspensions and mandatory suspensions

and more.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2012

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