R v Le [Arbitrary Detention in Backyard]

Court: Supreme Court of Canada, 2019

JFCY intervened in an appeal where a 19 year old was charged after the police entered the backyard of his 17 year old friend where a group of people were gathering. This case challenged the constitutionality of the detention and search of young people. JFCY made submissions about the way the Charter rights of young…

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Ontario Children’s Lawyer v Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner [Privacy of OCL Records]

Court: Ontario Court of Appeal, 2018

JFCY intervened in this case. The background to this case is that a child was represented in a custody and access dispute before the family court by the Children’s Lawyer for Ontario (Children’s Lawyer). Following the family court process, the father made an application to the Ministry of Attorney General (MAG) under the Freedom of…

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Her Majesty the Queen v TB-J [Sentence of Reprimand]

Court: Ontario Court of Appeal, 2017

JFCY intervened in this case where the Court was considering whether the sentence of a reprimand was appropriate when the young people were found guilty of a serious offence (unlawfully in a dwelling place). JFCY submitted that the Court should decline to articulate a legal test for the imposition of a judicial reprimand for a…

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Curtis Lewis v The Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness [Deportation of Parent, Aboriginal Child]

Court: Federal Court of Appeal, 2017

This is an appeal of an Enforcement Officer’s decision to deport the Appellant, the father of an Aboriginal Canadian child. The Appellant argued that deporting him would violate his child’s rights under section 7 of the Charter and overlooked the Best Interests of his child. The child would accompany the father if he were to be deported. JFCY’s…

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Boyer v John Doe et al [YCJA records disclosure sought for civil proceeding]

Court: Ontario Court of Justice, 2017

A civil proceeding was commenced by the Applicant, seeking damages in relation to a fire to the Applicant’s home against the “John Doe Respondents” (and others). The John Doe Respondents are young people who’s privacy rights are protected by the Youth Criminal Justice Act. In these proceedings, the Applicant asked a Youth Court for access…

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RG v KG [Withdrawal from Parental Control]

Court: Ontario Court of Appeal, 2017

JFCY represented OG, the young person in this case. Brief details: OG withdrew from parental control and made an application for a Declaration from the Superior Court to that effect. The Declaration was granted. Her parent, RG, sought to be added as a party to the proceedings and for enforcement of the prior custody order…

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NL v RRM [Custody and Withdrawal from Parental Control]

Court: Ontario Court of Appeal, 2016

This is a case where an Arbritator awarded RRM (the father) sole custody over DM and MM (the children) and, among other things, ordered that they all attend a parental alienation program together. MM was 17 years old at that time and was given the choice to go with his father and attend the program,…

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Landlord Tenant Board requires Youth Court Order for YCJA records to be used for Eviction Application

Court: Landlord Tenant Board, 2016

In this case, a landlord sought to evict the parent of a child on various grounds including allegations of illegal acts being committed by the child. JFCY represented the child and the Advocacy Center for Tenants Ontario represented the parent in successfully arguing that the Board cannot hear evidence that identifies a young person as…

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