Including Everyday Canadians: It's Up to Us
Start date: 9 January, 2017
End date: 12 December, 2017
Inspiring youth in the greater Fredericton region to shape and promote an inclusive Canada in which all people are included and valued. This project will celebrate the history and progress of persons with intellectual disabilities in New Brunswick over the past 150 years, focus on next steps inspired by our youth to build vibrant, healthy and inclusive communities where everyone feels they belong.
Nature of the Project Reach
The greater community will have a deeper understanding on the power families have to influence 7 of 10 social change. Youth, students, future educators will benefit by gaining a greater understanding of a time in our history when exclusion and segregation were the norm, the story is not forgotten and the role of past generations played in effecting change at a local and broader level and how they can effect change future generations. Students will develop a deeper appreciation about the people that have shaped the inclusion of people with a disability over the past 150 years. Students will be inspired to contribute to the ongoing process of ensuring that our communities fully welcome and include all citizens.
1) Capture and document the history of people with an intellectual disability in NB.
2) Create tools and educational resources that will enhance inter-generational transfer of
3) Share knowledge including the inherent risk of forgetting the history of exclusion and
segregation and inspiring younger generations to be part of the blueprint for future inclusive