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Based on the current provincial education priorities, as defined in “Achieving Excellence: A Renewed Vision for Education in Ontario”, the following four goals are all fundamental to special education programs:

  • achieving excellence
  • ensuring equity
  • promoting well-being
  • enhancing public confidence

Of particular importance, however, is the goal of ensuring equity, with its focus on providing the best possible learning opportunities and supports for students who may be at risk of not succeeding. All students, regardless of background or personal circumstance, must feel engaged and included.

If you have concerns with your child’s education and/or needs, we encourage you to address those concerns directly with their teacher. They may provide additional resources and/or referrals.

More information about the Province’s priorities can be found in this guide.