A Toronto mother’s human rights claim has resulted in a settlement with the Toronto Catholic School Board to change accessibility policies and procedures across the entire board. The enhanced policy and procedures will be communicated to all elementary and secondary schools. The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario issued an order on consent of the parties.

The Human Rights Legal Support Centre represented the mother, who was taken aback when she discovered her daughter’s brand new school had accessible washrooms – but just for adults. The Centre’s lawyer, Marisa Scotto di Luzio, spoke for the mother (who was not named to protect her child’s identity). “We hope that school boards across the province will follow The Toronto Board’s lead. We also hope the provincial government will comb the Ontario Building Code to identify other accessibility gaps.”

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