Tuesday, September 28, 2010

CALLING ALL YOUTH! Join our Public Legal Education Committee.

The Public Legal Education (PLE) Committee brings together youth and adults from various backgrounds to create communications (YouYube videos, pamphlets, newsletters, facebook, blogs, etc…) for young people to inform them of their legal rights. This Committee formed in June 2010 and meets 1 - 2 times per month on a weekday evening at the JFCY office. Food and subway tokens are provided.
For info call JFCY at 416.920.1633 and ask for Dre Luey.

Friday, September 3, 2010


JFCY wishes all Ontario students a happy first day of school.

Here are some quick legal facts about school in Ontario:

1) You are eligible to attend public school starting at age 4
2) You MUST attend school from ages 6-18, or until you graduate high school (unless you have a valid legal excuse)
3) If you skips school regularly, you could be charged with truancy
4) You have the right to attend school even if you are not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. However, in some situations your parents may have to pay a fee.
5) You have a right to see your Ontario Student Record at any age
6) If you are legally required to attend school and you are working at a job (other than co-op) during school hours, your employer could be fined.

For more information, or to talk about your specific situation, please call JFCY at 416.920.1633 or 1.866.999.5329.