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The student leaders in our school conducted an audit about the inclusiveness and accessibility of our school. They made a plan to improve our school with two priorities: more inclusive school activities, including dances and the prom, and respectful language zones. The students were very successful in their efforts.
Teacher | Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board
This year, I reviewed the communications materials in our department to ensure that they reflect respectful and people-first language.
Communications Consultant | LIVE30 Leadership Program
This year we hosted a “Making A Difference” day for the teacher candidates at our Faculty of Education. The topic of inclusive education was front and centre.
Professor | University of Ontario Institute of Technology
At our health and safety meeting at my place of work, we discussed the importance of having both auditory and visual fire alarms to ensure that all our customers and employees are safe.
Health and Safety Representative | LIVE30 Leadership Program
Today, I will initiate a dialogue with the members of my service club to move our meetings to a more accessible location so that we are more welcoming of all the citizens in our community.
Community Volunteer | LIVE30 Leadership Program
The student council at our high school is exploring ways to ensure that school extracurricular activities are inclusive of everyone.
Student School Trustee | LIVE30 Leadership Program
My students were asked to write about their feelings when they are not included in a group. Together, we talked about how they felt. Then we talked about ways we could make everyone feel they belong in our classroom. It was such a positive experience.
Teacher | York Catholic District School Board
In my class, I included various modes of communication (e.g., sign language, Braille, foreign languages) in several activities, allowing my students to learn about a variety of ways that people communicate.
Teacher | Durham District School Board
The students in our primary grades designed a school mural that colourfully depicted their perceptions of what an inclusive community looks like.
Principal | Sir Albert Love Catholic School
The school leaders at our high school created a fabulous video called #Our Chapter. Check it out on YouTube.
Choosin’ Inclusion Team | St. Marys District Collegiate and Vocational Institute
As a representative of an insurance company, I am working with my colleagues to ensure that our publications are available in a variety of accessible formats.
Participant | LIVE30 Leadership Program
In our book club, I recommended that our members read Finding My Voice by Sharon Draper. The discussion that followed was eye-opening. Everyone left the meeting with a better understanding of the importance of inclusive communities.
Community Member | LIVE30 Leadership Program
The Parent Council and school hosted a special evening with a guest speaker on creating accessible and inclusive schools. it was a great turnout and a positive learning opportunity.
Teacher | Eagle Ridge Public School
Standing up for others. If someone is being bullied, I will not be a bystander, and when I grow up I’ll make a lot of accessible stores. You have my word.
Grade 4/5 Student | Clinton Public School
Accepting people no matter how different they may seem. I promise not to judge people by their looks. I will be kind, accepting and welcoming, and I will treat other people the way I want to be treated.
Grade 5 Student | Clinton Public School
Providing universal design and necessary accommodations to allow all students to achieve success. Providing differentiated instruction. Having high expectations of all students.
Teacher | Clinton Public School
Teaching and structuring my classroom using the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) model. I know the value of the phrase “What is needed by some is good for all.” I will continue to pass this message along to all my students to come.
Laura Bross, Grade 8 Teacher | Elma Township Public School