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Philosophy of Inclusion

The Public Schools Acts supports Manitoba 's philosophy of inclusion, which states:

Inclusion is a way of thinking and acting that allows every individual to feel accepted, valued, and safe. An inclusive community consciously evolves to meet the changing needs of its members. Through recognition and support, an inclusive community provides meaningful involvement and equal access to the benefits of citizenship.

In Manitoba , we embrace inclusion as a means of enhancing the well-being of every member of the community. By working together, we strengthen our capacity to provide the foundation for a richer future for all of us.


What is Manitoba’s philosophy of Inclusion?

  • Inclusion is a way of thinking and acting that allows every individual to feel accepted, valued, and safe. An inclusive community consciously evolves to meet the changing needs of its members.
  • Through recognition and support, an inclusive community provides meaningful involvement and equal access to the benefits of citizenship.
  • In Manitoba, we embrace inclusion as a means of enhancing the well-being of every member of the community. By working together, we strengthen our capacity to provide the foundation for a richer future for all of us.
  • The philosophy of inclusion goes beyond the idea of physical location and incorporates basic values and a belief system that promotes the participation, belonging and interaction.

What does inclusion mean to a student with special learning needs?

  • Students with special needs should experience school as much as possible like their peers without special needs.
  • To make inclusion applicable in Manitoba schools, educators will:
    • Foster school and classroom communities where all students, including those with diverse needs and abilities, have a sense of personal belonging and achievement.
    • Engage in practices that allow students with a wide range of learning needs to be taught together effectively.
    • Enhance students’ abilities to deal with diversity

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