Are there COVID cases at your child’s school? Use our tool to search Ontario schools by name and track cases in the province
Searching through the latest website of the Ontario government’s former ombudsman, we found an interesting digital tool. Enter your school’s name into the search field and, after a few clicks, you can find out which schools in your area are currently looking into student sexual misconduct – and do a quick perusal of the statistics about these investigations from last year.
Then, in the comment thread below, find out what schools you are missing from the tool, and sign up to be notified in case of an investigation. (Should be a good one to check in on!)
Inquiries about student conduct cases are monitored on a now defunct website for a time (last updated August 2015). The website was tasked with reporting and investigating all of the province’s complaints of sexual harassment, sexual violence, religious discrimination, or bullying. Just three years ago, the website introduced a series of allegations of systemic failures by the ministry. Last year, it only kept up reports of students charged with offences such as sexual assault, but did not track the incidents covered by other categories such as harassment, bullying, racial discrimination and sexual violence. For now, the board of education must notify the ombudsman’s office when a child in its school is being investigated for one of these issues.