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ARCH and IAO Commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Eaton Decision

ARCH and IAO Commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Eaton Decision March 29, 2022 ARCH Disability Law Centre and Inclusion Action in Ontario (IAO) hosted an event commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Eaton v. Brant County Board of Education.

The two panels discussed the Eaton case, the current state of the law regarding inclusive education, and perspectives on the practice of inclusive education for students with disabilities. Speakers and panelists included Emily and Clayton Eaton, retired Supreme Court of Canada Justice Louise Arbour who wrote the Court of Appeal’s decision in this case, and ARCH’s legal team on the Eaton case, Justice Anne Molloy, Superior Court of Justice, Janet Budgell, Vice President, Legal Aid Ontario, and retired Ontario Court of Appeal Justice Stephen Goudge. In addition, the panelists included David Lepofsky, AODA Alliance, Sonia Spreafico, parent and Board Member, Inclusion Action Ontario, Dr. Jacqueline Specht, Director of the Canadian Research Centre on Inclusive Education, Western University,Karen Congram, Head, Special Education, Stratford District Secondary School, and Karen Sheydwasser, Education Assistant, Dr. Margaret-Ann Armour School in Edmonton.

For the complete recording of the event, go here:

April 29, 2022