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Human Rights Settlement Reached with Toronto District School Board

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November 16, 2005

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For immediate publication

Toronto - The Ontario Human Rights Commission and the Toronto District School Board have reached an important settlement following a Commission-initiated complaint against the Board in July 2005.  The settlement deals with the application of safe school provisions of the province’s Education Act as well as its regulations and related TDSB policy and the disproportional impact on racialized students and students with disabilities. The complaint was not referred to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, but rather, was successfully resolved through cooperation and good will.

A similar complaint initiated by the Commission in July 2005 against the Ministry of Education remains under discussion.

For a copy of the terms of settlement, as well as related reports and complaints, please visit the Commission’s Web site.

See Also:

Backgrounder: Terms of Settlement

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Jeff Poirier
Senior Policy Analyst
Policy Education, Monitoring and Outreach Branch (PEMO)
Ontario Human Rights Commission