Education: Links & Resources

Pooranlaw has gathered a wealth of resources and links for clients seeking information regarding information about Education Law in Ontario, all in a single location for ease of reference.  Check back here often for updates on recent legislative developments and the latest in free reference material.


Human Rights Code:

Education Act:

Special Education Programs and Service Regulation:

Special Education Advisory Committees:

Identification and Placement of Exceptional Pupils:

Bill 48, Safe and Supportive Classrooms Act (2019):

Key Policies and Papers

Government of Ontario Policies:

Policy/Program Memorandum No. 145: Progressive Discipline and Promoting Positive Student Behaviour:

Policy/Program Memorandum No. 140: Incorporating Methods of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) into Programs for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD):

Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC):

Policy on Accessible Education for Students with Disabilities:

Paper: The Opportunity to Succeed Achieving Barrier-Free Education for Students with Disabilities:

Paper: Human Rights Issues in Education for Persons with Disabilities:

Paper: Under Suspicion: Concerns about Racial Profiling in Education

Community Living Ontario:

Paper: “If Inclusion Means everyone, Why Not Me”


Recent Developments

Human Rights Commission Right to Read Public Inquiry (ongoing):

Inclusive Education – Community Living Ontario:

Cannabis in schools: (note that edible cannabis is legal as of October 2019)

2017: OHRC Recommendations on First Nations Special Education:


Additional Resources

Guide – Human Rights and Education in Ontario: A general guide for students:

OHRC Launches Online Videos on its Policy on Accessible Education for students with disabilities: