Should the Covid-19 Vaccine be Required for Eligible Students Ontario?

Guest post by Eric M. Roher, BLG Law Firm, National Leader of the Education Law Group On September 27, 2021, the Toronto Board of Health asked the province to add COVID-19 vaccines to the list of mandatory vaccines for students under the Ontario Immunization of School Pupils Act. Dr. Eileen de Villa, Medical Officer of…

KB and TM v Toronto District School Board and Louie Papathanasakis (principal) Emery Collegiate Institute (Court file 55/06) [School transfers]

JFCY intervened as a “friend of the court” at a judicial review at the Ontario Divisional Court. Lawyers at JFCY would have argued that a principal and school board cannot use powers under ss. 265 (1)(m) and 305 of the Education Act to transfer students to another school once the student’s suspensions have been completed and they would otherwise return to their…

Moore v BC et al [Special Education, accomodation]

This was a case about a student (Jeffrey Moore) with dyslexia who was denied appropriate accommodation of his disability, thereby preventing him meaningful access to an education in the public school system.