Young student in wheelchair included in classroom.About Us

Originally incorporated on February 10, 1986, the Inclusion Canada Foundation is a registered Canadian Public Foundation (BN 89163 4974 RR0001) and is directly responsible for raising critical funds to support Inclusion Canada’s work in:

Strengthening Families – Inclusion Canada works to strengthen families by helping them gain access to the best possible options and choices available to their child or family member with an intellectual disability.

Defending Rights – As a national organization, Inclusion Canada defends rights through policy work, public education, and intervening in legal cases where the rights of persons with an intellectual disability and their families are at stake.

Transforming Communities – Inclusion Canada transforms communities by motivating community leadership and encouraging key sectors to adopt inclusive practices. They work with educators, healthcare workers, cities, and more to provide the tools and information they need to become inclusive of all.

Our Mission

The Inclusion Canada Foundation is committed to creating inclusive communities in Canada and around the world where people with intellectual disabilities and their families are welcomed, valued and belong as contributing members. We raise funds and engage donors to assist Inclusion Canada to be a national and international leader for inclusion – in sharing information, training leaders, fostering public dialogue, connecting people and opportunities, seeding innovation and supporting research.

Our Vision

The Inclusion Canada Foundation will be a catalyst for Canada as a world leader in creating and sustaining an inclusive society.

Foundation Board of Directors

Elected Officers

Zuhy Sayeed, Co-Chair

Claudia Semaniuk, Co-Chair

Barb MacIntyre, Treasurer


Gloria Mahussier

Tracy Holod