The Commission on Inclusive Education







On March 24, 2017, the Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development created the Commission on Inclusive Education as an arms-length body under the provisions of the Teachers’ Professional Agreement and Classroom Improvements (2017) Act to examine the model of inclusive education in Nova Scotia.

The Commission is tasked to

  • complete a literature review of national and international research
  • identify best practices from across Canada
  • consult broadly with the many partners in inclusive education
  • reform inclusive education in Nova Scotia
  • develop a strategic plan that includes recommended changes to:
    • policy
    • funding
    • resources
    • teacher training (initial preparation and ongoing professional development)
    • coordination and alignment of programs and services
    • monitoring of inclusive education
    • accountability
  • Submit a final report by March 20, 2018



Consulting extensively with front-line teachers, parents, students, associations and seeking feedback from Nova Scotians is a priority for the Commission.


The main site for the Commission on Inclusive Education may be accessed at


Information on the public consultations may be accessed at


Information on the survey (and to complete the online survey) may be accessed at