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Inclusive Education

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The Inclusive Post-Secondary Education initiative supports students with developmental disabilities to be fully included in their studies, campus life, pursuit of career aspirations, development of lifelong friendships, gaining of independence, and building of life-enriching experiences. Jointly supported by a non-profit organization, Inclusion Alberta, and the provincially-funded Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) program, inclusive education opportunities are available at Ambrose University.


What to expect

Under this initiative, Ambrose admits students in an enhanced audit capacity for up to four years of study leading to a certificate of completion, participation in convocation, and meaningful employment. By auditing courses and individualizing the pace of study and learning outcomes, valuable learning experiences occur alongside classmates, including full participation in class lectures, labs, assessments, and group assignments.

The Ambrose Inclusive Post-Secondary Education Coordinator will work closely with you, your instructors, classmates and staff, and the wider campus community to create a positive experience for everyone. In addition to academic classes and participation in campus life, the Coordinator assists you year-round to find satisfying employment that aligns with your program of study. They help you discover and participate in enriching community opportunities and liaise with employers and community members to ensure everyone achieves positive outcomes. 


Getting started

  • Identify a program of study at Ambrose University that interests you
  • Determine eligibility for PDD funding (mandatory) by contacting the PDD Calgary Region. PDD Calgary Region 1520 4 St SW, Calgary, AB, T2R 1H5. Phone: 403-297-5011. Email:
  • Contact the Ambrose University Inclusive Post-Secondary Education Coordinator, Krista Cannon, email:

More information

  • Inclusion Alberta: Family-based non-profit organization supporting adults and children with developmental disabilities, and their families/guardians.
  • Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD): Provincial board in partnership with community and facility boards providing programs and services that support adults with developmental disabilities and their families/guardians.