The Current Should allergy protection in schools be a human right?

The Current Should allergy protection in schools be a human right?

Like many children across the country, Elodie has a life-threatening food allergy. Her mom Lynn Glover removed Elodie from her Hamilton, Ontario school last fall because she believed the school wasn't offering enough protection. She's since filed a complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario claiming her daughter faced discrimination. In 2006, Ontario created the first law in the world to protect children with food allergies. Sabrina's law was named after Sabrina Shannon who suffered a fatal reaction to dairy in her first year of high school in 2003. The law requires every school board in Ontario to establish and maintain an anaphylaxis policy. Guests include: Clinton Davis, the Chief Psychologist for the Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board — Elodie Glover's schoolboard; and Pamela Chapman, professor of Law at the University of Ottawa and a former member of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. This examination of food allergies from CBC Radio's The Current considers an important question: what exactly constitutes a failure to provide reasonable accommodation for a severe food allergy?

  • 2014
  • 00:22:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/07/2014
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Food allergy in children [LCSH] School children -- Food -- Safety measures [LCSH] Health education [LCSH] Diet [LCSH] Child health services [LCSH] Law -- Study and teaching [LCSH]
Anna Maria Tremonti (Host), Sarah Grant (Producer), Sujata Berry (Producer)
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