Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) And Inclusion B.C. Announcement February is Inclusive Education Month
As Canadians, we value our diverse communities and the strength we draw from being an inclusive society. Research has shown us that inclusive education supports better outcomes for all students. Children who learn together in welcoming, inclusive schools grow up to help build strong and diverse communities where we all belong. Each February, we raise awareness of inclusive education: what it means, why it matters and how we can do better. This year we’re focusing on the importance of collaborative partnerships and the many people who help to make our schools more inclusive.
Learn more about inclusive Education
- What is Inclusive Education?
- Inclusive Education Canada
- School-wide inclusive education best practice indicators
- Implementing Inclusion in BC’s Public Schools
- Inclusion BC’s Parent Handbook on Inclusive Education
2018 National Inclusive Education Awards
This year Inclusion BC is excited to partner with the Family Support Institute of BC and the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) to honour leadership, innovation and excellence in educational practice.
Our 2018 awards highlight different educator roles, teamwork and innovation that are key to supporting success for diverse learners. Leadership, school-wide culture, effective supports and collaboration are essential to advancing successful inclusion, from pre-school, through K-12 and post-secondary.
Do you know a great inclusive educator? We invite anyone to nominate candidates for the following awards:
- Education Leadership: School, district, preschool and post-secondary leaders and administrators
- Inclusive Teaching: Classroom and resource teachers, peer mentors, instructors, early childhood educators
- Inclusion Support: Learning assistants, in-school support workers
Join us in celebrating the wonderful educators across Canada who are helping to make our schools more welcoming, supportive and inclusive so that all students can grow and thrive, knowing they truly belong and are valued.
Nomination deadline: April 10, 2018.
The 2018 awards will be presented at our annual event in Kelowna, BC, May 24-26.
Meet the four BC teachers honoured as our 2017 Inclusive Education Award winners:
- Richmond teachers demonstrate excellence in inclusive education
- Vancouver’s Simon Fraser Elementary nurtures inclusive education and teaching excellence
Photo: 2017 Inclusive Education Award Winners: (From left: Ray Yoo, Eve Minuk, Joyita Rubin, Monika Martinkova)
Read more about our 2016 winners:
Richmond News: Inclusivity always on the minds of these Richmond teachers
Powell River Peak: Teacher wins national inclusion award
West Coast Families: BC Teachers winning Education Award
Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows News: Educator honoured for inclusive education
Merritt Herald: Two NVIT staff awarded for inclusion