Important NoticeOctober 8, 2021
All tribunals and Tribunals Ontario offices were closed on September 30, 2021, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, to commemorate the history and legacy of Residential Schools in Canada. Applicable timelines that are calculated by business day are extended by one day.
Legislation and Regulations
The Education Act and its regulations address the identification or placement of students with exceptional learning needs:
Regulation 181/98: Identification and Placement of Exceptional Pupils
Governs the identification and placement of exceptional pupils, IPRC reviews, appeal procedures, and the role of parent(s)/guardian(s) in these processes.
See also: Highlights of Regulation 181/98
Regulation 306: Special Education Programs and Services
Defines the requirement for each school board to maintain a special education plan for the delivery of special education programs and services, and sets out the authority for the Minister of Education to require a school board to amend its plan if necessary.
- Regulation 464/97: Special Education Advisory Committees
Sets out requirements for school board Special Education Advisory Committees (SEACs), such as their role, membership, and scope of activities.
The Statutory Powers Procedures Act provides a general framework for the conduct of hearings before all Ontario’s administrative tribunals.