Inclusion Excellence Awards

Empower Simcoe believes that “Kids Belong Together”. The Inclusion Excellence awards are presented annually to both educators and students who promote and exemplify an inclusive school environment, including virtual learning.

1. Empower Simcoe is looking for an exceptional professional who is employed by the:

a) Simcoe County District School Board; and/or
Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board. This individual (teacher, educational assistant, principal etc.):

This Individual (teacher, educational assistant, principal, etc.):

✓ Shows compassion and respect for students with intellectual disabilities;
✓ Displays innovation and is a creative thinker;
✓ Sees possibilities and opportunities for those with intellectual disabilities:
✓ Sets an example;
✓ Fosters an atmosphere of inclusion within their school environment;
✓ Promotes understanding of exceptionalities;
✓ Shows a genuine desire to see all students explore their strengths and interests so that they might become contributing members of the school community and the community as a whole.

2. Empower Simcoe is also looking for a student within the:

a) Simcoe County District School Board; and/or
Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board.

This Student:

✓ Breaks down barriers for students with exceptionalities;
✓ Increases understanding;
✓ Betters the school environment;
✓ Helps students with intellectual disabilities be a part of school life;

Nominations Now Open for 2023 Awards
To submit a nomination please fill out the form below.

Nomination Submitted By:

Nomination Details

Please provide all relevant details and attach additional information if necessary. For educator nomination, please indicate which District School Board, which school and in what capacity the nominee is employed. For students, similarly indicate which school and which grade the student is attending. The information you provide in this section will assist the Selection Committee with its task.
All information received by Empower Simcoe shall be subject to the Municipal Freedom of Informationand Protection and Privacy Act and shall be used for the purposes of the Inclusion Excellence Awards only.
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