It’s not fair: Why are children and youth not protected from age-based discrimination in Ontario? And what can we do?

This blog post is a continuation from our post on September 21, 2012. Comic made by PLE Team volunteer Shawn Malik What can kids and teens do if they experience age-based discrimination in Ontario? Unfortunately, not much…unless they up for a Charter challenge to the Ontario Human Rights Code. As the law in Ontariocurrently stands,…

Special education and "exceptionality" explained

 Comic picture courtesy of JFCY volunteer Diana Rozo Blogpost by JFCY volunteer Adrianna P, law student Daniel Lo and JFCY lawyers Johnny is a 16 year-old grade 10 student. Since entering high school he has found that he is struggling with his course work and his grades are falling.  Johnny is having difficulty successfully completing…