As part of the “ Our Community Our Lives: Strengthening Communities Through Active Living and Social Inclusion”, a project of People First of Ontario, we set out to hear from and engage youth who have a disability in a conversation about Community and Belonging. A Day in My Shoes, a workshop for youth, explored what community is all about and ways to get involved.
It was an awesome day of sharing and learning as we saw how connected youth were to the life of their community. The day was not without some emotional moments during which youth identified some of the barriers that kept them from being more involved.
We wanted to keep the conversation going so we jumped at the chance to “talk” with other students in support of Inclusive Education month. So what does inclusion really mean when you are a student? Here is what they had to say.
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This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program – Disability component. The opinions and interpretations in this publication are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the Government of Canada.