Welcome! We hope you will find some ideas and encouragement here to support your students with and without disabilities to learn to relate to one another. Some of these relationships may grow into friendships that last well beyond school years. This can be one of the most significant gifts you give your students.This section does not pretend to be a comprehensive resource on inclusion but, besides the content we provide, you will find some documents with links that may be helpful.

Throughout, you will find stories, comments and suggestions from educators from across Canada who responded to our survey. You will also find some good practices or creative initiatives that may inspire you and a selection of the many helpful resources available to teachers. If you care to share your own experience or can add ideas and suggest other good initiatives and resources, please contribute to the Forum on this website.

We have a kitchen project to prepare the snack offered to all the students. The young person who does this is seen as a star chef!


A Lesson Plan for Belonging
A Lesson Plan for Belonging (266.96KB, PDF)

In this document, Dr. Gary Bunch of York University discusses how inclusive education goes beyond helping with academic learning to help young people with disabilities develop a sense of belonging.

Good Practices in Action

This part of the website highlights just a few examples of the many effective programs across Canada. Some are national, some locally based. We offer these hoping they will inspire other good programming.

Find Out About These Programs

Getting Involved

This section is for people who might like to become friends with someone who has an intellectual disability. You will find suggestions and inspiring stories about the value of such friendships.

Getting Involved
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