Ontario Human Rights Commission event in Toronto "Accessible Education For Students With Disabilities"


Monday, October 29, 2018
Thursday, November 1, 2018
10am - 12 noon
180 Dundas Street East, 8th Floor Boardroom
Toronto, Ontario M7A 2G5

The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) recognizes that people with disabilities continue to face obstacles in their attempts to access educational services in Ontario - this is happening despite a highly regulated and complex education framework designed to address the “special needs” of students. These obstacles are present at all levels of the education system and include:

inaccessible built environments
inadequate resources and supports in the classroom
long waiting lists for professional assessments
inappropriate requests by educational institutions for medical information
denial of disability-related accommodations
persistent negative attitudes and stereotypes towards people with disabilities
ineffective dispute resolution processes.

Join us to learn more about protections for students with disabilities under Ontario’s Human Rights Code, and about the role of decision-makers, educators and parents in making sure every student gets the education they need to succeed.

Register online by Monday, October 22, 2018 at
Events registration form:

If you need an accommodation based on a Human Rights Code ground to take part, let us know by Monday, October 15, 2018.

Space is limited, so register early!

This session will be delivered in English. Printed materials are available in French on request.

“The Ontario Human Rights Commission promotes and enforces human rights to create a culture of human rights accountability.”