Inclusive Society : Annual Forum | September 28, 2022

When: 28 September 2022 10:00 to 28 September 2022 12:00

Where: Event via Zoom | Registration required to obtain the connection link :

The Annual Exchange Forum will take place on September 28, 2022, from 9 am to 12 pm on zoom

On the agenda, are announcements of Inclusive Society for the coming year and three inspiring panels on the following themes:

  • Disability and parenthood
  • Disability and fiscal policy
  • Social innovation: from research project to deployment.

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  • 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 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


La recherche en 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. Claudine is Co-Scientific Director at CRIR



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.
  • 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, Social Policy Consultant on Disability Issues. Sherri was Vice President of the Caledon Institute of Social Policy for 25 years.
  • Institution: Daniel Jean, executive director “Office des personnes handicapées du Québec” 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
  • 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.
  • Keywords: Social innovation – creation of new services – deployment – transition
  • 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
  • Hugo Steben, Director of Social Entrepreneurship, House of Social Innovation
  • 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 and CRIR


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