S’s Story

I’m writing to share the story of my 14-year-old daughter’s experience. My daughter is a transplant recipient. The medication she must take as a result makes her immunocompromised. When the mask mandate was dropped, we worried. Masks were the only remaining protection in her classroom. We know that she would still mask, but we also…

JD’s Story

Our teen with autism has been away from in-person school since 2020. Prior to Covid, the autism support in the schools was already lacking and spread too thin. My child’s autism makes them high risk for certain behaviours that could cause them harm if they are not addressed but the supports they had at school…

AN’s Story

My nine-year-old daughter is currently in her third year of virtual school. Her Grannie, with whom she shares a very special bond, is immunocompromised. If my daughter were to attend in-person school, she would not be able to see her beloved Grannie indoors, which is particularly difficult in the winter when outdoor visits are not…

KJ’s Story

My almost 10-year-old son has acquired Covid 3 times at school in the past 9 months. We are a family that is fully vaccinated and mask-wearing. After our kids brought Covid home in February 2022, I developed long Covid. Why does that matter? My son’s father died in October 2019, and I’m his only parent,…

CC’s Story

My disabled child was given not choice but to stay home in order to protect her health. We live in a small northern Ontario town with my 2 children, husband and mother-in-law. Both my children are disabled and require various support services that we have been getting primarily through the schools. My mother-in-law is a…

JQ’s Story

I am so appalled at the state the government & public health has left us in. We were told, for so many months, that we had to asses our own risk. Then they removed all of the data we could use to assess our own risk. They also removed masking requirements and did not allow…

MM’s Story

My daughter has pulmonary valve stenosis and the Ford government has forced her into isolation in order to protect her health. Our daughter is 7. Having been born with pulmonary valve stenosis, she is considered ‘chronically ill’ and regularly missed school due to having chronic Pneumonia – even before Covid. In the best of times,…

K’s Story

Our child has spent only 3 months inside a classroom since the start of the pandemic. We have a young child. We have mixed feelings about denying our child a traditional in-person education, but we also are in positions where our jobs do not have an unlimited supply of sick days, thus frequently missing work…