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Youth in and from care and the right to education: Current context and recommendations
Published on 31/05/2019
Youth in and from care in Ontario face systemic and multi-faceted barriers in getting a quality education. Educational attainment rates are extremely low. As education is a key social and economic right, public policies that help to uphold these rights for children and youth in care are needed. In their absence, it is possible to make the case that these children and youth are being denied the right to education.
This report examines the context in which youth in and from care in Ontario experience and access the right to education. Specifically, we draw attention to what has been done to realize this right, and what more can be done. We then suggest some ways that the Ontario government can support young people in and from care in their educational paths.