Inclusive Education

Inclusive post-secondary education is defined as facilitating the inclusion of students with developmental disabilities in regular programs of study and campus life. Alberta has more inclusive post-secondary initiatives and more experience with inclusive post-secondary education than any other jurisdiction in the world.

In 1995, MacEwan became the first college to support students with developmental disabilities. With the support of Alberta Association for Community Living and the provincially funded Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) program, 18 post-secondary institutions across the province now offer inclusive educational opportunities to students with developmental disabilities.

In the past 20 years students have taken a variety of programs at colleges and universities across the province. Some examples include: golf operations management, personal trainer, digital arts and media, animal health technology and nursing.