Single parent will be allowed to finish college education and attend post-grad studies.
TORONTO: An unvaccinated single mother and college student will be allowed to finish her field placement in early childhood education and attend post-graduate studies thanks to The Democracy Fund’s legal advocacy and the support of our donors. The client was unable to be vaccinated for religious reasons and had previously received a human rights exemption. For unclear reasons, the college declined to extend the exemption to further placements until TDF lawyer Mark Joseph became involved and negotiated an accommodation.
"While COVID-19 measures have impacted us all, unvaccinated students have often had to choose between their religious beliefs and their future careers," said Mark Joseph.
While Ontario’s Human Rights Code is supposed to prevent discrimination based on protected grounds, it has been applied unevenly in relation to COVID-19 matters.
TDF has consulted with hundreds of students who faced vaccine coercion; it has negotiated on behalf of many of these students with over a dozen universities and colleges across Canada. The negotiations usually take place behind closed doors and often result in confidential settlements.
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About The Democracy Fund:
Founded in 2021, The Democracy Fund (TDF) is a Canadian charity dedicated to constitutional rights, advancing education and relieving poverty. TDF promotes constitutional rights through litigation and public education. TDF supports an access to justice initiative for Canadians whose civil liberties have been infringed by government lockdowns and other public policy responses to the pandemic.