ANY DONATION COUNTS
Please consider making a donation, in whatever amount you can afford, to help us continue our work on leading the Ontario families in promoting inclusive education.
Use the form below to donate online now through Canada Helps or send a cheque payable to Integration Action for Inclusion to: 55 Berkley Crescent, Simcoe, ON N3Y 4M7. All cheques must be payable to “Integration Action for Inclusion”. Donations received by December 31st will be receipted for the current tax year. Please designate the fund to which the donation is made. Undesignated donations will go into the general fund of Integration Action for Inclusion.
Scroll below the form to learn more about our funds.
DESCRIPTION OF IAI FUNDS
Please find below a full list of our funds.
IAI General Fund
Integration Action for Inclusion in Education and Community (Ontario) is an action-oriented association, parent support group consisting of parents, educators and concerned citizens, who are advocates for the inclusion of all children in their neighbourhood schools and in the community. We believe that all children have the right to a quality education that will prepare them for a full and productive life in the community. It is our belief that the best way to prepare children who need extra support is to educate them alongside their peers. This is achieved through individualized programming and supports for all children. Successful inclusion of a child needing extra support benefits not only the child, but also his or her friends and peers, the education system and society as a whole.
Matthew Dolmage Memorial Fund
The premature passing of Matthew Dolmage in February 2004 has resulted in the Dolmage family and Integration Action for Inclusion collaborating in setting up the Matthew Dolmage Memorial Fund. This fund is used for special projects such as the production of the video "Inclusive Education: From Political Correctness Towards Social Justice". You can see the video on our home page.
Heide Prinz Bursary
The Board of Directors set up this fund after the passing of Heide Prinz. Heide was a founding member of Integration Action Group and she served on the Board as Treasurer for 12 years. The focus of this fund is to help families attend the Annual Conference and General Membership Meeting.
The Gabe West Memorial Fund
Gabe was a social inclusion activist who lived a really good life in Toronto until his death at the age of 39. Gabe's mother Martha Eleen asked for donations in Gabe's memory to support Toronto area parents from diverse cultures by meeting and planning together in a series of small group workshops, setting and measuring goals over time to create a good life for their children. Planning for the Lifecourse, a unique workshop series, was introduced at IAI's June 2017 annual general meeting.
Learn more about Gabe HERE.