Annual Forum Inclusive Society 2022

The annual Inclusive Society Exchange Forum will be an opportunity for the Inclusive Society community: researchers, students, and partners from different backgrounds, to meet and reflect together. Three series of activities will be proposed!

On the program, a presentation of Société Inclusive’s upcoming activities, a conference and inspiring presentations and 3 simultaneous roundtables:

  • Disability and parenting
    Tax measures and disability
    Social innovation: From research project to deployment

The schedule and guests are detailed below.

Practical information

Course of the forum

9:00 am: Welcome and presentation of the 2021-2022 review and upcoming activities

9:30 a.m.: Inspiring conference

9:55 a.m.: Research in action, presentation of 3 research projects related to the themes of the round tables

10:40 a.m.: 10-minute break

10:50 am: Simultaneous round tables

12:00: End of the activity

Guests: Research in action

  •  Évelina Pituch will present her thesis on parenting – An innovative approach to understanding the needs of parents with physical disabilities and aiming for Autonomous and Safe Parenting with toddlers (Small Steps)
  • Claudine Auger will talk about the MovIT+ project, what were the good moves and the chalenges to make MOvIT+ grow

Guests: Round table

1) Disability and Parenthood 

Being a parent with a disability in 2022: challenges and reflections

Parents with disabilities face many obstacles in their role as parents. This round table will discuss the state of knowledge and services in Quebec related to parenthood in a situation of disability and the desire to become a parent. The discussion will revolve around expertise from research, the community and the people involved to address the issues and possible solutions.

Guests:

  • Researcher: Coralie Mercerat, Professor in psychology and mental health at TELUQ University, specializing in perinatal care and transition to parenthood
  • Community organization: Janou Radilla – Coordinator of the parenting and disability file at Ex-aequo
  • Parent with a disability: Marjorie Aunos, has been working in the field of Parenting and Intellectual Disability for 25 years and has been a mother in a wheelchair for 10 years
  • Sexologist : Gwendoline Luthi
  • Facilitator Evelina Pituch, occupational therapist and doctoral student in parenting and disability

 

2) Tax measures and disability

According to the first report of the National Consultative Council on Poverty, 30% of people below the poverty line declared themselves to be disabled. What are the obstacles encountered, the proposed solutions, and how can we facilitate access to the various Canadian and Quebec tax measures? The four experts around the table will share the state of knowledge and possible solutions. A discussion will be held with the audience.

Guest speakers:

  • Researcher: Normand Boucher – Sociologist and political scientist by training
  • Partner: Guillaume Parent, founder of Finautonome and Director of the Centre d’expertise Finances et Handicap
  • Expert: Sherri Torjman, Consultant in social policies on the theme of people with disabilities. Sherri was Vice President of the Caledon Institute of Social Policy for 25 years.
  • Institution: OPHQ, someone will speak about the income support component of the full policy and the Guide to provincial and federal tax measures for persons with disabilities, their families and their loved ones – taxation year 2021 (Guide)
  • Author: Office des personnes handicapées du Québec
  • Facilitator: François Routhier, co-director of Société Inclusive

3) Social Innovation: From research project to deployment 

How do we scale up from the results of a participatory research project to deployment in the field by various actors? What are the steps to follow? Who to contact? How to finance the transition?

By inviting experts in social innovation and knowledge transfer, this roundtable aims to provide resources and concrete references to feed the scaling up process.

A social innovation is a new idea, approach or intervention, a new service, a new product or a new law, a new type of organization that responds more adequately and sustainably than existing solutions to a well-defined social need, a solution that has found a taker within an institution, an organization or a community and that produces a measurable benefit for the community and not just for certain individuals. The scope of a social innovation is transformative and systemic. It constitutes, in its inherent creativity, a break with the existing.” (source RQIS)

Keywords: Social innovation – creation of new services – deployment – transition

Guest:

  • Coryell Boffy, Senior Director, Society and Culture Axelys
  • Lyne Gosselin, Advisor in research valorization and technology transfer at Laval University and responsible for the program Fond de soutien à l’innovation sociale
  • Mélanie Bisson, Senior Advisor, Relations with the Ecosystem, Maison de l’innovation sociale
  • Researcher: Chantal Desmarais, Professor of rehabilitation at Université Laval and researcher at Cirris
  • Partner: Mario Legaré, AdaptaVie, QC and Viomax Mtl
  • Facilitator: Philippe Archambault, co-director of Société Inclusive