Oh, Canada: bridges and barriers to inclusion in Canadian schools

This document written by Laura Sokal and Jennifer Katz was one of the most interesting pieces I have read this semester. Below you will find some of the highlighted point I found to be important.


Canada was the first country in the world to include the rights of persons with physical and mental disables in its Charter of Rights and Freedoms. More specifically, section 15 of the Charter provides ‘equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination for women, visible minorities, persons with disabilities and gay/lesbian and transgendered groups’

Council of Canadians with Disabilities, 2012
Government of Canada, 1985

Inclusive education means that all students attend and are welcomed by their neighbourhood schools in age-appropriate, regular classes and are supported to learn, contribute and participate in all aspects of life in the school

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