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Child and Youth Rights in Ontario

Children and youth have enough to deal with at school without worrying about disagreements between their parents and teachers, or whether they are going to receive the appropriate services at school.

However, children and youth need to know about decisions that have been made about their education, and should be given the opportunity to participate and provide input into these decisions whenever possible.

Justice for Children and Youth (JFCY) is a specialty legal clinic in Toronto that advocates for the rights of children and youth in Ontario.  The following link to the JFCY web site provides information on the legal rights of children and youth of different ages.  These include the right of students to see their school records, and the responsibility of students between 6 and 16 years of age to attend school.

Age-based Rights and Responsibilities of Children and Youth in Ontario

Justice for Children and Youth also encourages parents and educators to ensure that children and youth, whether or not they have disabilities, have a voice in decisions made about their education and other aspects of their lives.

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