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New Brunswick Adopts Policy on Inclusive Education

Provincial government launches Inclusive Education policy
(L-R) Minister Carr with John McLaughlin, Deputy Minister (Anglophone), Angela AuCoin and Gordon Porter, co-authors of the report “Strengthening Inclusion. Strengthening Schools”, and Gerald Richard, Deputy Minister (Francophone).

After 27 years of inclusive education, the Ministry of Education in New Brunswick issues the first official policy on the subject.

On September 17, 2013, Education Minister Hon. Jody Carr completed three years of work on strengthening the inclusive education program in the province by signing the first province wide policy on inclusive education. Policy 322 was signed in Fredericton, NB.

The policy established clear direction on many of the principles and practices that have been present in NB schools for some time. It also sets out some new objectives for schools, teachers, parents and education officials.

The policy is based on the report on inclusive education completed by Gordon Porter and Angela AuCoin in June 2012: Strengthening Inclusion, Strengthening Schools.

View the official news release here.