Inclusive education has been a foundational part of the Northwest Territories’ education system for many decades. Through it, we recognize that all children can learn, and ensure that all students can do so in a welcoming and safe learning environment with their age-appropriate peers.
Inclusive education requires educators to work in collaboration with families and communities to meet the diverse needs and strengths of all NWT students in a responsive, accepting, respectful and supportive way. The best interests of each student is at the heart of an inclusive education system, regardless of race, nationality, creed, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family status, political belief or social condition.
The Student Support and Wellness Division both monitors compliance to the Ministerial Directive on Inclusive Schooling, as well as provides support to education bodies to help them comply with the directive.
An inclusive education system is about creating learning environments and opportunities where each child feels they are valued, they belong and that they are provided with the support necessary to become their most capable selves.