The Betty Grigg Inclusive Education Award is presented to spotlight a southern Alberta school that displays outstanding inclusive practices in dealing with staff, students, families and the community. It recognizes a culture of inclusion created through both leadership and action. It honours schools that find ways to make sure that all students have the support and opportunity to achieve their academic potential while enjoying full participation in all school activities with friends and class mates.
More than 60 years ago families of children with a developmental disability had a vision of a community that welcomed and included all people, today that vision lives at the heart of Inclusion Lethbridge. A big part of realizing that dream was knowing that all children should go to school with their siblings and kids from their own neighborhood. Children needed the chance to learn, play and grow with kids with disabilities. These students would become our communities and would better understand and value their fellow citizens for their ability and potential contribute to our lives and society.