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Inclusive Education Award Nomination Form

What is inclusive education?

Inclusive education ensures all students are supported to learn with peers in regular classrooms, have fair access to opportunities, and are welcomed and valued for their unique contributions. Inclusive schools promote full participation, friendship and interaction in all aspects of school and community life (e.g. teams, clubs).

2018 Inclusive Education Awards

Our 2018 awards highlight different educator roles, teamwork and innovation that are key to supporting success for diverse learners. Leadership, school-wide culture, effective supports and collaboration are essential to advancing successful inclusion, from pre-school, through K-12 and post-secondary.

Do you know a great inclusive educator? We invite anyone to nominate candidates for the following awards:

  • Education Leadership: School, district, preschool and post-secondary leaders and administrators
  • Inclusive Teaching: Classroom and resource teachers, peer mentors, instructors, early childhood educators
  • Inclusion Support: Learning assistants, in-school support workers

The awards will be presented at our annual learning event in Kelowna, BC, May 24-26. Nomination deadline is April 10, 2018.

Nomination criteria

An individual who initiates or supports unique opportunities that enrich inclusive educational experiences of students with diverse learning needs.

Indicators of successful inclusion

Students are unconditionally accepted into all aspects of life at the preschool, public school or postsecondary program. 

  • Supports that allow the student to participate fully with peers in all school opportunities, in and out of the classroom.
  • All students are valued and encouraged to build on their abilities.
  • No label-based limitations.
  • School-wide culture and leadership that promotes diversity and inclusion as strengths.

Nomination form

About the nominee

Telephone number

About the nominator

Telephone number

(see above for descriptions of categories)

For more information on Inclusion BC’s social policy positions on inclusive
education visit our website:


For more information contact Karen De Long, Inclusion BC, at
kdelong@inclusionbc.org or phone 604-777-9100 ext. 530