Inclusive Post-Secondary Education: Application Deadline Jan. 31

Published Friday, January 12, 2018

About Inclusion Alberta's Inclusive Post-Secondary Education Initiative:

Inclusion Alberta, in partnership with post-secondary institutions across the province offers Inclusive Post-Secondary Education supports to student with developmental disabilities. This support is tailored to each individual student to assist them to succeed in meaningfully participating in university and college programs of study, getting involved in campus and community life, and securing paid employment. This unique initiative enhances the learning environment for everyone involved.

Students who are eligible for Disability Services (formerly PDD) supports typically audit courses in a program of study of their interest, which helps them achieve the most beneficial learning experience possible. An Educational Facilitator works closely with students and faculty to modify and adapt coursework to individualize a student’s pace of study. In addition to campus life, this year-round support assists students in attaining employment during the summer months with the objective to obtain a meaningful career upon the completion of studies. There are no specific academic requirements – all applications will be considered regardless of a prospective student’s support needs (if the prospective student can confirm Disability Services supports eligibility).


The following inclusive post-secondary education institutions partnered with Inclusion Alberta will be accepting applications the Fall 2018 academic year.

Please note that the application deadline is January 31st, 2018. All applicants must be prepared to start receiving supports July 3, 2018.




Bow Valley College                                                                                               4 vacancies


Medicine Hat

Medicine Hat College                                                                                             1 vacancy



MacEwan University                                                                                             2 vacancies

Northern Alberta Institute for Technology (NAIT)                                                  1 vacancy

NorQuest College                                                                                                 1 vacancy

Concordia University                                                                                             1 vacancy




Lakeland College                                                                                                  1 vacancy


Red Deer

Red Deer College                                                                                                  1 vacancy



Grande Prairie

Grande Prairie Regional College                                                                                1 vacancy


Each post-secondary institution offers different programs of study, anyone interested is encouraged to visit each school’s website and/or attend program information sessions and open houses for more information. Families may also find it helpful

Please contact the following coordinators directly for applications:



Bow Valley College:                                                                       

Jessica Conway

Office: 403.410.1501

Email: jconway@bowvalleycollege.ca


Medicine Hat College

Karen Neuman

Office: 403.504.3623

Email: inclusiveeducation@mhc.ab.ca



MacEwan University

Jennifer Black-Moir

Office: 780.497.5198

Email: blackmoirj@macewan.ca


NorQuest College

Kelsey Zaruk

Office: 780.644.6051

Email: Kelsey.zaruk@norquest.ca


Northern Alberta Institute for Technology (NAIT)

Madeline Ouellette

Office: 780.491.1329

Email: mouellette@inclusionalberta.org


Concordia University of Edmonton

Jaime Skidmore

Office: 780-619-9990

Email: Jaime.skidmore@concordia.ab.ca



Grande Prairie Regional College

Laura Gerow-Burrin

Office: 780.539.2216

Email: lgerow@gprc.ab.ca



Lakeland College

 Ashley Klamot 

 Office: 780-581-4349

Email: aklamot@inclusionalberta.org


Red Deer College

Tina Smith

Office: 403-304-5591

Email: tina.smith@rdc.ab.ca


For more information about Inclusive Post-Secondary please contact please contact Charmaine McIntyre, Director of Inclusive Post-Secondary Education. Email: cmcintyre@inclusionalberta.org , Phone: 403-835-7559 .