A group of individuals, with their research organizations and partners in the field of habilitation-rehabilitation, initiated an important discussion on how to maximise efforts in research and knowledge transfer to concretely contribute to a more inclusive Quebec society. This discussion was initially launched through a forum on the concept of inclusive society in January 2014. The Forum gathered more than a hundred people from government, public, clinical, community-based, research, and private organizations. The goal of the Forum was to think about a common vision of what an intersectoral initiative on the inclusive society for people living with a disability should be. These people, that we call the initiative enablers, are:
Daniel Bourbonnais for REPAR – the Réseau provincial de recherche en adaptation-réadaptation.
Claudine Auger for CRIR – the Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire en réadaptation du Montréal métropolitain.
Catherine Mercier and Émilie Raymond for CIRRIS – the Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche en réadaptation et intégration sociale
François Michaud for the INTER strategic cluster – Interactive engineering technologies in rehabilitation