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Director of IEC gives lecture at Gimnasio Moderno in Bogota, Colombia

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Gordon Porter, Director of IEC, gave a lecture on September 2, 2015 at Gimnasio Moderno, a school in Bogota, Colombia with a reputation as one of the elite schools in that country. Two-hundred and fifty teachers, parents and school officials attended the afternoon session. The school Rector, Victor Alberto Gomez, welcomed Dr. Porter to the school … Continued

Dr. Gordon Porter delivers Dr. Abdul Q. Lodhi Memorial Lecture in Human Rights

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Experiencing Human Rights: How Inclusion in the Schools Educates a New Generation to a Human Rights Perspective Delivered by: Dr. Gordon Porter, Director of Inclusive Education Canada Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 7 pm Ted Daigle Auditorium, Edmund Casey Hall St. Thomas University There will be a reception, following the lecture, in Sir James Dunn Hall Cafeteria … Continued

Laurie Meston Receives National Inclusive Education Award

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Inclusion BC recognizes Laurie Meston, Senior Administrator, with the National Inclusive Education Award. Mrs. Laurie Meston who is currently the Acting Superintendent of the Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows School District was recognized by Inclusion BC and the Canadian Association for Community Living with a National Award in 2014. Mrs. Meston began her career with … Continued

Meeting the Diversity Challenge Symposium

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Inclusive Education Canada has partnered with Community Living Ontario along with Brock University and Western University to hold an Inclusive Education Symposium in Kingston, Ontario on March 30th & 31st, 2015. The two-day symposium will address making schools effective and inclusive from an educational and school improvement perspective while also considering Canadian legal and human … Continued

Gordon Porter Receives UNESCO Award

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On May 25, 2014, Inclusive Education Canada Director Dr. Gordon Porter and Gérald Richard, the Deputy Minister of Education and Early Childhood Education, New Brunswick received the UNESCO/Emir Jaber al-Ahmed al-Jaber al-Sabah Prize to Promote Quality Education for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities. Gordon and Gérald received the 2013 prize after being nominated by Inclusion International … Continued

Gordon Porter Interview Featured in Barcelona Newspaper

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Inclusive Education Canada Director, Gordon L. Porter was in Barcelona, Spain to give a key note address at a conference organized by APASIM, a city agency celebrating 75 years of service to children and families. The head of the agency Efren Carbonell met Gordon in Salamanca in 2009 and heard him speak at a conference … Continued

Director of Inclusive Education Canada Speaks at UN HRC

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Gordon L. Porter, Director of Inclusive Education Canada, was one of 4 panelists offering expert commentary to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva at a session focused on inclusive education on March 19, 2014. Maurizio Enrico Serra, Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) and Vice-President of the Human … Continued

Stop Hurting Kids: Restraint and Seclusion in BC Schools

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Restraint and seclusion are being used repeatedly and systemically on students in British Columbia’s public schools, Inclusion BC and the Family Support Institute report. These practices, along with other disturbing incidents and patterns of conduct, are detailed in a report issued on November 21, 2013. “Stop Hurting Kids: Restraint and Seclusion in BC Schools” includes … Continued

New Brunswick Adopts Policy on Inclusive Education

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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 … Continued

Minister Carr’s Mandate: Improvement and Inclusion

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Hon. Jody Carr, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, has emphasized the need for New Brunswick schools to improve student learning and do so in an inclusive context. “We need to increase student success in learning in our province,” Carr said, “and we need to build on the 25 year effort to make our … Continued