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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

People for Education report – A call to action

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The People for Education report on special education in Ontario is timely. It is a call to action long overdue. A message Gordon L. Porter, Director of Inclusive Education Canada: Children in Canada have the right to go to public schools. It is a simple fact for most kids – but not all of them. We … 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