Childhood Cancer

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Your legal rights (Canada)

Each Canadian province and territory has its own ministry or department of education and establishes its own laws, policies, procedures, and budgets pertaining to educational requirements and services. The Council of Ministers of Education operates on a voluntary basis to advocate for educational services, establish common goals, and improve the quality of education across the country. One of the shared goals of this group in recent years has been to improve the delivery of special education services to children across Canada.

Most provinces and territories have an evaluation process similar to the one used in the United States. Canada also employs a similar IEP process, although the specific rules vary by province. For a list of province-specific special education legislation, contacts, and resources, visit