Articles, tips and guidance surrounding Ottawa education system for all parents.

Isn’t public education supposed to be free?

It's that time of year again when every mom-and-pop-store to big box franchise puts out everything possibly related to school and supplies for returning students. The shopping frenzy to be well equipped is an underlying theme of consumerism matched only by Christmas...

read more

Free Seminar for Parents of Children with Autism

How to Navigate the School System,  September 22, 2016, 7-8 pm location: Thinking in Pictures Education Services (TIPES)               31 Nadolny Sachs Private, 2nd floor, Ottawa, Ontario Communicating  with school personnel Your child’s rights to support for learning...

read more

Access to Special Education in Ontario in a Social Justice Context

Our research identified the following barriers and obstacles to access Special Education:

• Inability to access adequate programming to accommodate for learning disabilities, psychological and mental health factors and other special needs;
• Inability to build and sustain open, responsive, and reciprocal communication between parents and schools;
• Teachers working with special needs children lacked training, understanding and empathy;
• Schools lacked transparency by not presenting parents with the full spectrum of placements and services available to their children;
• Lack of implementation of Individual Education Plans (IEPs); and
• Schools being unable or unwilling to offer the full spectrum of programs and services provided for in their Special Education policies, either due to lack of openness or lack of resources.

read more

No apologies for Special Education

As Canadians we are known for our unwavering outreach to others, our progressive initiatives, and our instinctive apologies when we perceive that we may have been remiss. Why is it then, that when parents seek services for special education there are no apologies-...

read more

Teachers Call for Wi-Fi Ban

Interesting to note that while teachers are calling for a WI-FI Ban in schools they probably have not removed the microwaves from the staff room or the student cafeteria. It is very simplistic to want to ban what is not working out, because WI-FI causes student...

read more

What every parent should know about the Ontario education system

Now that municipal elections are over, new and returning trustees are heading up new school board administrative councils as of December 1st, 2014 for the next four years. School board trustees are one of four major players in the education sector, with teacher unions, the Ministry of Education and the Ontario College of Teachers making […]

read more

Ready to get started?

Make informed decisions when it comes to your children's education.

Horizon Education Consulting Inc. is an Ontario-based service, but assists parents across Canada.

Contact me today