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Discrimination, ableism and racism hurt but inclusion can heal: Listening to decision makers to inform solutions to enhance inclusion


Our team would like to understand the recommendations of decision makers who are responsible for programs, policies and resources that affect youth with disabilities, to address discrimination and ways that we can enhance the inclusion of young people with disabilities.


Sally Lindsay, PhD

Call to action

Are you in a role that involves making decisions that affect programs, policies and/or practices for youth or young adults with disabilities? Consider participating in our study to inform solutions to address discrimination and enhance the inclusion of young people with disabilities. 

Who can participate

We are looking for:

  • A decision-maker (i.e., in a role that makes decisions affecting policy, practice or programs for children, youth or young adults with disabilities)
  • Able to communicate in English or with the help of an interpreter (can be provided by the study, upon request)

Funding agency

SSHRC and Kimel Family Fund

What's involved

  • Participants will be asked to take part in a 1 hour interview (online through Zoom)
  • Participants will receive a gift card as a token of appreciation for participating


Interested in participating

If you are interested in participating in this study or have additional questions, please contact Lily Cao at or 416 425 6220 x3654 with your interest and we will get back to you shortly.

Contacting us does not obligate you to participate in the study.

Learn more about this study