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Call for nominations for the Inclusive Education Awards

Young female teacher working with a Down syndrome schoolboy sitting at desk using a tablet computer

The Provincial Government, through Inclusion Canada Newfoundland and Labrador is inviting nominations for the 2022 Inclusive Education Award. The deadline for submissions is April 14, 2022.

Each year, the award is presented to a K-12 school in Newfoundland and Labrador that has shown exceptional spirit in creating a school that is welcoming and inclusive for students with an intellectual disability. The recipient in 2021 was East Point Elementary in St. John’s which was recognized for initiatives such as encouraging students to share their cultures, giving them the opportunity to speak their own language during important occasions and for promoting ASL within the classroom.

Inclusion Canada Newfoundland and Labrador is a non-profit organization that works with and on behalf of persons with intellectual disabilities. There are more than 15,000 individuals with intellectual disabilities as well as their families and communities in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Provincial Government supports a welcoming school culture where all members of the school community feel they belong, realize their potential, and contribute to the life of the school.

“Our school communities build, share and work together to provide an inclusive experience for all of children. Schools embrace the diversity of our communities and employ collaborative approaches to teaching and learning. I encourage educators and students to reflect on this past year and share their stories and experience and apply for the Inclusive Education Award.” said Tom Osborne, Minister of Education

“Inclusion Canada Newfoundland and Labrador is pleased to partner with the Department of Education. This school year has been another tough year responding to challenges during Covid-19.  The need for society, especially learning institutions that build the character and resilience of the next generation, to be inclusive stills remains a priority.  We are very proud of the gains in Inclusive Education and applaud our teachers and administrators for continuing to chart the course where no student is left behind. Let’s continue to work together to build a strengthened society that is responsive, respectful, and ready to truly embrace inclusivity for all children and youth.” said Dennis Gill, President of the Inclusion Canada Newfoundland and Labrador

 

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