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On January 10, 2012, we lost an extraordinary advocate for students with special needs. OACRS and its members are shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of Mr. Lindsay Moir, Education Advocate.

Many families will remember Lindsay for helping them understand the Special Education system in Ontario and how best to advocate on behalf of their children.

Providing useful information and resources for parents and families has always been a priority for OACRS. For several years, Lindsay has been instrumental in helping OACRS achieve this priority. Through his weekly ‘Ask Lindsay’ column he has been assisting parents and families with navigating the education system in Ontario.

When it comes to advocating for special needs students in Ontario, perhaps no one was as well informed and experienced as Lindsay Moir.

The impact of Lindsay's passion for special education and advocacy for students and their families across Ontario is immeasurable. He will be missed.

Since January 10, many families have been in contact with OACRS to express their appreciation of Lindsay’s dedication to students with special needs, here are just a couple of the comments we have received:

  • ...he was a tireless advocate, imparting his knowledge and insight for families to achieve the best quality of life for children with special needs.
  • His life work and passion for advocating for students with differences had an immeasurable impact on countless families across the province.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Moir family at this sad time.

In keeping with our priority of providing information and resources to families, OACRS will be developing a strategy to continue providing this service to families. At this time we have chosen to disable ‘’ e-mail address. However, all of the archived ‘Ask Lindsay’ Columns will continue to be available on the Web site. Click Here to view the Archives.

Should you have any urgent issues please feel free to contact the OACRS office at and we will do our best to provide some assistance.

Please check back periodically to see when a new program will be launched.

Recent "Ask Lindsay" Questions and Answers :

Friday, January 6, 2012
Read the question and answer for : Child Advocacy Project
In November, I received information directly from two families who have received legal support from the Child Advocacy Project which is a “pro-bonoR...
Friday, December 30, 2011
Read the question and answer for : New Year... New Hope
2011 was a "stand-pat" year--- typical of an election year. The big story in education for 2011 was "Full Day Learning"--- an "old story" working through the implementation process, with th...


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