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National Inclusive Education Month: February 2014 – Recognition Award

What is inclusive education?

Inclusive education means ensuring that all students are educated with their peers, have equitable access to learning and achievement, and are welcomed, valued and supported in the education system. Inclusive education promotes participation, friendship and interaction.

How do we see the future in NL?

We see an inclusive education culture that celebrates and embraces uniqueness, has appropriate supports and resources, and provides equitable access to lifelong learning. Every child has the right to belong.

Why do we have a recognition award?

We highlight national inclusive education month to bring attention to the positive examples of inclusive classrooms, activities and schools in Newfoundland and Labrador. The Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) has created a national certificate of recognition to be bestowed upon recipients who have made positive contributions to inclusive education in each province and territory throughout Canada.

Who can be nominated?

The Community Inclusion initiative of the Newfoundland and Labrador Association for Community Living will award one recognition certificate in 2014. An individual (ex: teacher, student, principal), a school or post-secondary institution that are deemed worthy of the award for making a positive contribution to inclusive education are eligible to be nominated.

How do I nominate an individual and or school?

Required Information

Inclusive education will be successful if the following practices are followed. Describe concrete examples of how these practices, promoting inclusive education are done.

Please submit a typed response. We are seeking applications that understand and practice true inclusion. One letter of reference is required to be considered for this award. NLACL can present the award at the recipient’s school and you will be presented with a Community Inclusion flag to display in your school. The 2014 winner will be announced by April 1.