Reflection from a student: Education during a Pandemic

When the lockdown started in March of 2020, there was a lot of uncertainty in the air. That uncertainty was very difficult for me to deal with because I like to plan and think ahead. During that time, I often thought of that expression “the light at the end of the tunnel.” The lockdown felt …

Federal election 2021: Child care & early learning as a rights issue

For far too long, child care has been seen as a private issue for families, rather than a public one in which government leadership is needed. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed this to the extent that employers and public policy makers are taking note of the importance of high quality accessible child care for women’s …

July 2021 Right to Education commentary: Analyzing the effects of the pandemic on R2E for children in Ontario

This winter, the CCRC was pleased to have Joie Chow, a third year law student at the University of Toronto, join us to write a paper on right to education and the pandemic. Joie states that the changes in learning methods caused by COVID-19 have had a detrimental effect on the right to education for …

CCRC Commentary on the Right to Education

Education is not a one-size fits all. It was not pre-pandemic and will not be post-pandemic. Children have diverse needs and abilities that vary based on their individual contexts. Unfortunately, their diverse abilities and needs have not been fully considered nor have their voices been heard since the beginning of the pandemic. Check out the …

Not enough in-person school hours for Vancouver School Board secondary students: A violation of the right to education

Read our new piece by Mary Kestler, Jen Grant, Laavanya Srichandramohan and Kate Butler about education as a right. As of September 2020, elementary students of The Vancouver School Board (VSB) have been in full-time instruction alongside neighbouring school districts in BC. However within this same timeframe, VSB secondary students have been largely forgotten – …