Organizing Committee Team

 This symposium is jointly organized by the Intersectoral Initiative Inclusive Society, the Centre de recherche et d’expertise en gérontologie sociale (CREGÉS), Exeko and the Institut universitaire en déficience intellectuelle et en trouble du spectre de l’autisme (Institut DI-TSA).

Société Inclusive is a cross-sectoral research initiative in adaptation-rehabilitation and social integration support. It brings together the research community and partners to support and fund participatory research projects aimed at creating more inclusive physical and social environments for people with disabilities.

CREGÉS (Centre de recherche et d’expertise en gérontologie sociale) brings together the worlds of research, professional practice and citizen action around a common project, social gerontology. Social gerontology is a multidisciplinary field of study that focuses on the social aspects of old age and aging.

The DI-TSA Institute is a national and international university-based research institute on intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorders. The Institute’s programming focuses on individual self-determination and inclusive environments. It aims to develop knowledge and improve practices that allow people with autism or an intellectual disability and their families, organizations and environments in which they evolve, to promote the true exercise of choices by these people in achieving their goals in all areas of their lives.

Exeko is an NPO that uses intellectual and artistic creativity in the service of inclusive and emancipating social transformation. Exeko’s social innovation laboratory aims to mobilize different approaches in social practices (mediation and co-construction, knowledge transfer, influence, scaling up) in order to experiment with hybrid strategies of social transformation within certain environments. These experiments contribute to the production of knowledge that feeds inclusive and emancipatory actions.

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This conference is partly funded by SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council), Cirris (Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche en réadaptation et intégration sociale), REPAR (Réseau provincial de recherche en adaptation-réadaptation) and the four members of the organizing committee.

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The Vincent et moi program will offer a screening of works from its Collection during the meal. It is a program of the CIUSSS de la Capitale Nationale which places art at the center of its actions in order to promote development, encounter and well-being, in response to individual and collective needs. An important player in the fields of mental health and visual arts since its founding in 2001, it believes in the scope and benefits of art to contribute to the development, well-being and recovery of people living with mental health problems.

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Aurélia Fleury

Intersectoral Coordination Officer, Inclusive Society

Philippe Archambault

Co-director, Société inclusive

Professor, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University

François Routhier

Co-Director, Société inclusive

Professor, Department of Rehabilitation, Laval University

Élise Milot

Consultant in intellectual disability and autism, Société Inclusive

Professor, School of Social Work and Criminology, Université Laval

William-Jacomo Beauchemin

Researcher and mediator, Exeko

Sandra Smele

Coordinator, Inclusive Aging, Diversity, Health and Well-Being Domain of Expertise 

Center for Research and Expertise in Social Gerontology (CREGÉS)

 Noémie Couture

Planning, Programming and Research Officer 

Center de recherche et d’expertise en gérontologie sociale (CREGÉS)

CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal 

Priscilla Ménard

Planning, Programming and Research Officer

Development Service of the University Institute for Intellectual Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Center intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de la Mauricie-et-du-Centre-du-Québec 

Joelle Dufour


Social Participation and Inclusive Cities Research Team

CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale