Education

Miller Thomson’s Education Law Group appreciates that putting students’ needs first must be the cornerstone of your legal strategies.  Legal issues in education arise in the context of ongoing relationships, so even when providing advice to facilitate a short term resolution, we consider the need to develop the foundations for long term problem-solving.  Our Education lawyers will get to know your specific needs, staff and culture, in order to support your organization with timely, effective advice, drawing on our extensive experience working with publicly funded English public and Catholic school boards, private schools, private career colleges, colleges and universities as well as education associations.  We will help you understand how the legislation, case law, policy and best practices impact you, in an approachable, pragmatic and collaborative manner.

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Education lawyers author publication on internet and social media issues

Nadya Tymochenko and Gillian Tuck Kutarna, partners in our Education law industry group, have written An Educator’s Guide to Internet and Social Media Law in the Classroom, a new reference publication that reviews the legal issues and considers solutions for school boards,...

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New edition of Essential Law for Social Work Practice in Canada

Miller Thomson’s National Health Industry Group is pleased to announce the third edition of Essential Law for Social Work Practice in Canada. Individuals who need social work services have problems that are complex and multifaceted. To best serve their clients,...

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Miller Thomson’s Education Law group announces Morning Recess, a complimentary webinar series

Miller Thomson’s Education Law group is pleased to announce the launch of Morning Recess, a complimentary monthly webinar series.  Created to support board and school-based personnel with their self-directed learning goals, the webinars, each about 45-minutes, will address some of...

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James Klotz speaks at IE Law School on the topic of “The Future of the Legal Profession”

James Klotz speaks on “The Future of the Legal Profession” July 25th at the Law Schools Global League’s conference discussing the future of legal education. The conference will be hosted by IE Law School in Madrid, Spain.

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Nadya Tymochenko speaks to OBA’s Education Law section

Nadya Tymochenko present “Exploring the School Board Perspective” at the 2017 OBA Institute.

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Nadya Tymochenko will be speaking to Administrators from Simcoe County District School Board regarding Social Media and Other Legal Issues on March 23, 2015 in Barrie.

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Gillian Tuck Kutarna presents “Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation – What Does This Mean for School Boards” to Superintendents of Business and School Board Privacy and RIM Officers at the Waterloo District School Board

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Gillian Tuck Kutarna and Nadya Tymochenko participate in a panel discussion on “Managing Cyber-Bullying and Social Media in our Education System”

PROGRAM CHAIR Gillian Tuck Kutarna, Associate, Miller Thomson LLP SPEAKERS Nadya Tymochenko, Partner, Miller Thomson LLP Suzette Clark, Director, Educational Services Department, Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation Scott Moreash, Associate Director, Instructional Support Services, Peel District School Board Areas of...

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Social Media in Our Schools

Nadya Tymochenko will speak at the OBA’s program “Social Media in Our Schools” in Toronto. Gillian Tuck Kutarna be chairing.

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Nadya Tymochenko will be speaking at the Ontario Principals’ Council and Thames Valley District School Board’s Principal’s Conference on “Current Legal Issues in Education”.

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Nadya Tymochenko and Gillian Tuck Kutarna are presenting on the topic of Internet and Social Media in Classrooms at the Canadian Association for the Practical Study of Law in Education’s Annual Conference.

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Aiyaz Alibhai presents “Copyright and Intellectual Property”

Aiyaz Alibhai speaks on “Copyright and Intellectual Property” at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Ready or Not: Managing Risks in the Education Sector Conference.

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Gerald Chipeur presents at the Economic Club of Canada on David & Goliath: How Canada can Win more US Trade

Gerald Chipeur presents at the Economic Club of Canada in Toronto on Wednesday, June 13, 2012.

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Morning Recess: An Education Industry Seminar Series

Miller Thomson invites you to join us for our next complimentary Morning Recess webinar series Principals’ 201 – School Closures: Lessons from the Past and the Impact of the Moratorium on the Future. Join us for this informative 45-minute webinar for a discussion...

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Morning Recess: An Education Industry Seminar Series

Miller Thomson invites you to join our second webinar in our complimentary Morning Recess series Principals’ 101: Special Education – Human Rights. This informative 45-minute webinar will explain the Human Rights Application process and review the legal duty to provide...

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Morning Recess: An Education Industry Seminar Series

Miller Thomson invites you to join our next webinar in our complimentary Morning Recess series Principals’ 101: Special Education – IEPs & IPRCs. This informative 45-minute webinar will address the legal issues that every principal faces with respect to meeting the...

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Morning Recess: An Education Industry Seminar Series

Miller Thomson invites you to join our third webinar in our complimentary Morning Recess series Principals’ 101: Student Discipline – Suspensions & Expulsions. This informative 45-minute webinar will address the legal issues that every principal faces with respect to suspension...

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Morning Recess: An Education Industry Seminar Series

Miller Thomson hosts our second webinar in our complimentary Morning Recess series Principals’ 101: Student Discipline – Investigations. This informative 45-minute webinar addresses the legal issues that every principal faces with respect to conducting simple and complex investigations that might...

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Morning Recess: An Education Industry Seminar Series

Miller Thomson introduces the first webinar in our complimentary Morning Recess series Principals’ 101: Custody and Access. This informative 45-minute webinar addresses the legal issues that every principal faces with respect to custody, access and guardianship. We explain various legal...

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Morning Recess: An Education Industry Seminar Series

Miller Thomson presents two complimentary presentations of Morning Recess, “Environmental Health and Safety Risks: Acquiring and Disposing of Property” & “Managing School Board Facilities” on June 16, 2016 and June 23, 2016. These two informative 45-minute webinars, address important environmental issues that can impact...

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Morning Recess: An Education Industry Seminar Series

Miller Thomson offers a complimentary presentation of Morning Recess, entitled “Year End School Board Labour & Employment Update”, an informative 45-minute webinar, addressing the labour and employment matters of significance this school year. We review the significant labour and employment...

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Morning Recess: An Education Industry Seminar Series

Miller Thomson hosts a complimentary presentation of Morning Recess, called “Year End School Board Labour & Employment Update”, an informative 45-minute webinar, addressing the labour and employment matters of significance this school year. We review the significant labour, employment and human rights...

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Morning Recess: An Education Industry Seminar Series

Miller Thomson hosts a complimentary presentation of Morning Recess, entitled “Official Mark Protection for School Boards – The Better Way to Trademark”, an informative 45-minute webinar, addressing the benefits of seeking to register school board trademarks as Official Marks. We review...

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School Boards Can Transfer a Student for Safety Reasons

Recently, in K.W. v Toronto Catholic District School Board, 2018 ONSC 2794, the Divisional Court confirmed that school boards have the authority to impose an administrative transfer on a student to preserve the safety and well-being of other students. By...

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Student Safety During Excursions

In July 2017, a 15-year-old boy named Jeremiah Perry drowned in Algonquin Park while on a canoe trip with his high school. Shortly after the incident, the Toronto District School Board acknowledged that Jeremiah had failed his swim test.  Fourteen...

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What’s Happening

Gillian Tuck Kutarna and Nadya Tymochenko will be presenting at this year’s Canadian Association of School System Administrators in Ottawa July 4 to 6. The Morning Recess fall webinar schedule will be available in August. Have a great summer!

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Labour and Privacy Update

Teacher’s work refusal due to violence of five-year-old student upheld by Labour Board In Toronto Elementary Catholic Teachers / Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association v. Toronto Catholic District School Board, 2017 CanLII 37597 (ON LRB), the Ontario Labour Relations Board...

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What’s Happening

Nadya Tymochenko and Gillian Tuck Kutarna will be speakers at the Canadian Association of School System Administrator’s Conference in Ottawa July 4-6. Morning Recess Webinars will be back in September.  Look for our new 2018-2019 schedule.

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New Cannabis Act

On January 18, 2018 the Education Law Group broadcast a Morning Recess webinar on the issue of cannabis in schools.  A copy of the podcast can be requested at educationlaw@millerthomson.com. The Cannabis Act, 2017 was passed on December 12, 2017...

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Court of Appeal Upholds Finding that School Board Did Not Infringe Parent’s Freedom of Religion When Denying Accommodation Request

Late last year, the Ontario Court of Appeal upheld a lower court’s finding that a decision by the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (the “Board”) to deny a parent’s accommodation request to shelter his children from “false teachings” was reasonable. An...

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The Impact of New Trade Agreements on Public Procurement

All designated broader public sector organizations, as provided for under section 12 of the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, 2010 (“BPSAA”), including school boards, colleges, and universities (collectively “Education Sector”), are subject to the procurement rules set out in the...

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Service Dogs Not an Automatic Right in Schools

In a recent decision, J.F. v. Waterloo Catholic District School Board, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (Tribunal) denied an application of discrimination based on a decision by the Waterloo Catholic District School Board (Board) denying the applicant’s request to...

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Education Law Industry Group Update

Another school year is upon us, and Miller Thomson LLP’s Education Law Industry Group is pleased to announce Morning Recess, Principals’ 201. For the 2017-2018 school year we are continuing our series of complimentary 45 minute webinars covering a variety...

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Wisdom Education completes HK$796 million IPO

Canadian counsel to Wisdom Education International Holdings Company Limited

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An Educator's Guide to Internet and Social Media Law in the Classroom

This newly published book by Nadya Tymochenko and Gillian Tuck Kutarna addresses a wide range of issues that educators face in today’s online world.

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Morning Recess Education Law Newsletter

Read the latest issue of Miller Thomson’s Education Law publication

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Morning Recess Webinar Series

Learn about upcoming and complimentary Morning Recess webinars for new school administrators

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