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Education

OVERVIEW

Education law covers the laws and regulations that governing the delivery of education in Canada, including the administration and operation of educational institutions in each province, instructional methods, program content (curricula and materials), and mode of delivery (e.g. in person or online). This area of law encompasses issues relating to school faculty, staff, and students, including school discipline and discrimination based on race, color, national original, sex, or disability in violation of the Human Rights legislation in each province. Education is within the jurisdiction of each province across Canada, as opposed to being federally regulated, although the growth of online or "distance" education has made the delivery of content much more "borderless". 

Fogler, Rubinoff LLP's Educational & Government Consultant

We are pleased to have as special consultant Alan Wolfish, who entered into the private practice of law after 25 years as a legal director in the Ontario Public Service where he served under three different governments. Prior to his retirement in 2003, Alan was the Director of the Legal Services Branch for both the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and the Ministry of Education. As director, Alan led a team of lawyers and educators that provided legal services and strategic advice with respect to policy development, legislative drafting, litigation and media relations. Alan’s legal practice focuses primarily on private career colleges. His law practice takes him to the Far East, including China and Mongolia as well as Kuwait. As well, he serves as Government Relations and Education Law Consultant to clients who need assistance in dealing with various government ministries and public agencies. Alan has also acted as Trustee of Investigations for the Ontario Human Rights Commission.

Alan can be contacted at 416.864.7625 or by email, alanwolfishqc@rogers.com

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