The Ontario Human Rights Commission is conducting an in-depth public inquiry into reading instruction in Ontario public schools.
Reading is a fundamental skill that students must have to navigate their school experience and their later lives. Students with reading disabilities have the right to learn to read. Yet, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) is concerned that Ontario’s public education system may be failing to meet the needs of students with reading disabilities.
Get Involved! Your Opinion Matters!
There is an OHRC Right to Read Community Meeting near you:
Hamilton, ON – April 28th, 2020
Ancaster Rotary Centre
385 Jerseyville Road West, Ancaster, ON, L9G 3L5
Notify the OHRC about accommodation needs by April 14, 2020
Everyone is welcome to attend. Registration begins at 5:30PM and the meeting will take place from 6:00-9:00PM. There is no requirement to complete a survey or notify the OHRC in advance. However, you must pre-register at the registration table and sign a consent form when you arrive for the community meeting.
If you cannot attend the meeting, but would still like your voice to be heard, consider completing an online survey to share your experiences, challenges and concerns with learning to read as a student or caregiver in Ontario Public Schools.
For further details regarding this event and the Right to Read inquiry, please visit the following link: http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/right-read-public-inquiry-on-reading-disabilities.