ON human rights commission releases new policy, recommendations on accessible education

August 31, 2018

The Ontario Human Rights Commission has released its new Policy on accessible education for students with disabilities. OHRC has made a number of recommendations for the government, post-secondary institutions, and K-12 schools to undertake to make the education system inclusive and allow students with disabilities to thrive. “All students have the right to an education that allows them to meet their full potential and contribute to society, and yet students with disabilities continue to face obstacles accessing education services in Ontario,” said OHRC Chief Commissioner Renu Mandhane. “Our policy and recommendations call on key players in the sector to take proactive steps to remove barriers and put an end to discrimination in education, so that all students can gain the skills and knowledge they need to succeed.” Nation Talk | OHRC