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Advocacy and Conflict Resolution for Students with Disabilities in BC Education – A Rights Based Primer

February 13, 2020

“The importance of the role of human rights education in the global context of the realization of human rights cannot be ignored. Universal and effective human rights protection can only be achieved through an informed and continued demand for human rights protection by the people; only through knowing the rights of all and the means to ensure their respect can we defend and ultimately realize them.”
Mary Robinson
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, 1997-2002

At BCEdAccess we believe that providing accurate, rights-based advocacy information is one of the important ways that we can support one another as parents and guardians of students with disabilities and complex learners on our journey to seeking equitable access to education for children and youth.

That’s why we are proud to share this valuable resource for parents and guardians in the K-12 education system.  

Please print and share the documents below, and share electronically of course! We have versions so far in




and we’re working on more languages. We welcome your feedback, and please come back to this page for updates!


  1. […] Review your child’s rights. Every child has the right to equitable access to education. In Canada, the Moore case, and Hewko set certain precedents around the supports being the ramp to access, and instructional control. Human rights law and the School Act enshrine the right to equitable access to education, and further prescribe non-discrimination. These rights have not been suspended during a pandemic, and are applicable no matter what type of schooling your child will attend this year. See this post for details: Advocacy and Conflict Resolution […]

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