Education Law

Our Education Law team at Harrison Pensa advises school boards, colleges, universities and their foundations across Ontario on all matters relating to their governance and operations.

Educational institutions turn to us for our practical advice and extensive experience with the unique and often complex challenges facing educational institutions, including procurement, human rights, special education, employment, real estate and construction, third party agreements, policy and procedure development, First Nations relationships, as well as the day to day application of legislative and policy directives.

We don’t just practice education law in Ontario; we helped create it. In 1973, our co-founder Claude Pensa provided guidance and counsel to the Ontario government as it drafted legislation to create today’s divisional school boards.  Our decades of experience in the law of education is valued by our clients, as is our sensitivity to and deep knowledge of the governance and taxpayer accountability strictures educational institutions operate within.