A report on the June 14, 2017 Inclusive Education Summit.
On June 14, 2017, some 80 BC educators, parents and other education professionals gathered in
Richmond, BC for our Inclusive Education Summit, a full-day dialogue on how to restore quality inclusive education in British Columbia’s public schools.
The June Summit featured leading Canadian voices on inclusive education, who built on a discussion
launched at our March 2017 Inclusive Education Forum. It also honoured four exemplary BC teachers
for their contribution to advancing inclusion in BC’s public schools (Read more here and here).
These activities are part of an ongoing initiative led by Inclusion BC in response to the landmark 2016
Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) ruling restoring contract ratios for BC’s public school teachers. The June Summit also followed a provincial election that demonstrated a new political consensus on the need to invest in restoring supports for K-12 education, following the bruising 16-year legal battle between the BC government and its teachers.