British Columbia – https://news.gov.bc.ca/ministries/health
British Columbia – Caring for Children with Covid-19
Manitoba – https://www.covid19manitoba.ca/
Quebec English School Boards Association – News Release – School reopening
National School Boards Association – https://bit.ly/3cGy51U
Canadian Association of School System Administrators – https://www.cassa-acgcs.ca/site/Default.aspx?PageID=88
Canadian Parents for French – https://on.cpf.ca/blog/whats-new/resourcesforparentsandstudents/
Federal Guidance for School Bus Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic – https://bit.ly/3cyK3Kz
Edcan – Moving Forward in the COVID-19 Era – https://www.edcan.ca/articles/moving-forward-in-the-covid-19-era/
Education Law Reporter – Commentary: Continuing Education in Uncertain Times
Canadian Teachers’ Federation – COVID-19: The struggle for social justice, and the future of education
Teachers & Copyright – Online learning during COVID-19 Pandemic: http://www.fairdealingdecisiontool.ca/Resources/covid19/
UNICEF – Framework for reopening schools
National School Boards Association – Return to School Roadmap
- Copyright law is not suspended when a state of emergency arises.
- With the cancellation of schools in some of your provinces and territories the question has arisen whether copyright rules should continue to be followed. In looking at alternate means of providing materials to students, the same copyright rules — and copying limits under fair dealing — continue to apply.
- For example, a teacher can post a few photos of a textbook on Facebook under fair dealing guidelines; however, a teacher cannot post a full textbook on Facebook, or a chapter per week for several weeks because at the end of these weeks the textbook may have been posted entirely.
- Teachers should continue to reference www.FairDealingDecisionTool.ca
for their copyright questions. The Fair Dealing Decision Tool allows teachers to determine whether copying requires copyright permission or is permitted without permission because it falls within the Fair Dealing Guidelines.
- If a teacher has further questions respecting the use of copyrighted-protected materials, the teacher should contact her/his ministry of education and/or school board.