Inclusive Education




Every person hopes to enjoy all that life has to offer - basic necessities such as food, water, air, shelter, & sleep, coupled with a sense of belonging (love, family, friendship). We all strive to build and sustain these relationships with other people in a variety of settings – home, school, work, & community.  Aside from the family home, the most influential setting that can help shape, guide, and prepare us early in life, for both the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead, is the school environment.

It is for this reason and our moral obligation, that we ensure every student from JK to grade 12 and at the post-secondary level, both “BE INCLUDED AND FEEL INCLUDED”. 

Inclusive Education Canada (2020) describes Inclusive Education as follows:

  • All students attend and are welcomed by their neighbourhood schools in age-appropriate, regular classes and supported to learn, contribute and participate in all aspects of school life.
  • How we develop and design our schools, classrooms, programs and activities, so that all students learn and participate together.
  • Ensuring access to quality education for all students by effectively meeting their diverse needs in a way that is responsive, accepting, respectful and supportive. Students participate in the education program in a common learning environment with support to diminish and remove barriers and obstacles that may lead to exclusion.

Equity & Inclusive Education in Ontario Schools…(2014) defines an Equitable, Inclusive Education System as:

 “one in which all students, parents, and other members of the school community are welcomed and respected, and every student is supported and inspired to succeed in a culture of high expectations for learning.”

Research and organizations have demonstrated that Inclusive Education, both in the short and long-term is beneficial and creates a better life for each individual student, and influences those who support the pupil at school, home, and within the community in so many positive ways.

We are all connected together, directly or indirectly, one person to one person to one person; what affects one, affects all.

“Pull a thread here and you’ll find it’s attached to the rest of the world.” (Nadeem Aslam)

For further information or assistance, please contact:

Sergio Iacoe, Manager of Inclusion
705-253-1700   Ext. 3005                                                                                   


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