Inclusive Society’s 2019 Exchange Forum will be held on Friday, September 27

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Inclusive Society’s 2019 Exchange Forum will be held on Friday, September 27 at centre d’affaire – réunions et conférences de l’Université de Sherbrooke, campus de Longueuil  (150, place Charles-Le Moyne, C.P. 200 Longueuil (Québec), J4K 0A8). We are honoured to welcome Senator Chantal Petitclerc as our closing conference speaker.

You can sign up right now by completing the ONLINE FORM (in French). You can also download the form in Word format and send it to us at 

The Agenda is as follows:

Presentations will begin at 9:30 a.m. to facilitate the participation of people outside the metropolitan area. Welcome and registration of participants will start at 8:30 a.m.

From 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., we will begin with a word of welcome and a presentation of our 2018-2019 annual report’s highlights by Philippe Archambault, Inclusive Society’s scientific director.

This will be followed by a presentation of the ongoing processes to ensure the sustainability of Inclusive Society and a question period.

From 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., the ‘2 minutes’ activity will take place; a fast-forward presentation where team members of projects funded in 2018-2019 by Inclusive Society, have two minutes to describe their project. An activity much appreciated by both participants and the audience.

From 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., you will have the possibility to meet with the researchers and partners presenting the evolution of their projects and ask them questions. This activity is a great networking opportunity.

From 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., an overview of the round tables that will take place in the afternoon.

From 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., lunch time. As much as possible, we will have a menu choice with considerations for food preferences.

The roundtables will be held from 1:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. This year’s chosen themes are:

  • Transportation
  • Access to Culture
  • Technological Assistance and Communications
  • Leisure and Physical Activities
  • Training, Literacy and Knowledge Transfer

These roundtables will bring together researchers and partners whose projects, funded by Inclusive Society, fall within these themes. Participants will answer questions prepared by the animator, questions allowing for in-depth introspection of the topics discussed, including possible solutions. It will be an opportunity to recognize the challenges, to applaud achievements, to hear different opinions and perspectives, and to build common avenues.

Following the break, from 3:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., we will present summaries of the previous roundtables. Then, from 3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., for the closing conference, we will have the honour of hearing Senator Chantal Petitclerc, about the potential impact on persons with disabilities of the new Accessible Canada Act. An exchange period with participants will follow.

Finally, Philippe Archambault, Inclusive Society’s scientific director will deliver the closing remarks. Stay around to network from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Please, share the event within your network; researchers, partners and students are most welcome.

We are also seeking volunteers to help us throughout the event. If you are interested, please contact Émilie Blackburn at