What is the Commission’s role?

The work of the Commission is to thoroughly assess the current state of inclusive education, to research best practices, and to provide credible recommendations. Ultimately, the level of meaningful change that is achieved for Nova Scotia students will determine our success.


What is the timeline for consultations?

We look forward to beginning consultations with Nova Scotians in Fall 2017.


Who will be consulted and how?

All interested parties will have opportunities to give input electronically or during site consultations. We welcome the opportunity to engage with Nova Scotians in frank and student-centered dialogue regarding the future of inclusive education in our province. The Commission is committed to conducting public consultations that are:

  1. Inclusive and accessible;
  2. Collaborative and mutually respectful;
  3. Student-centered and progressive; and
  4. Action-oriented and evidence-based.


How can I submit feedback?

There will be various options to submit feedback when consultations begin in the Fall 2017, including an enhanced and interactive web portal. This website will be updated as further details on the consultation process are confirmed.


How were the Commissioners appointed/chosen?

The Commission is comprised of one representative appointed by the Nova Scotia Teachers Union (NSTU), one representative appointed by the Minister of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (EECD), and an independent chair jointly appointed by the Minister and the NSTU. The NSTU representative is Adela NJie, the EECD representative is Monica Williams, and the independent Chair is Dr. Sarah Shea.


What are you recommending in your interim report?

A full copy of the Interim Report can be viewed or downloaded in English or French.