Welcome to Inspirations

Inspirations is much more than a newspaper. It is a resource that informs and connects parents, caregivers, teachers, students and the public to the special needs community. Our quarterly publications, our events, extensive community outreach, and our database of special needs resources, are the staples which drive Inspirations.

The hub of special needs news in the Greater Montreal and surrounding areas, Inspirations reaches as far as Laval, the West Island and the South Shore.

On our website you will find links to our print and online editions, upcoming events, our blog, social feeds, and award recipients. Our goal is to inspire, encourage and celebrate the accomplishments and challenges of people with special needs. We break down barriers, promote inclusion, and exchange and consolidate information. Our database of special needs resources, which is housed right here on our website, shares over 500 resources that service our special needs community.

We Work For You!

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Sponsored by the English Montreal School Board, Inspirations is a non-profit organization that is supported by advertising sales, sponsorships, and donations.

Upcoming Events

E-tablets giveaway!
November 4, 2016

E-Tablets Giveaway

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Opening doors for accessibility seminar
November 18, 2016

Opening doors for accessibility seminar

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We are updating our database

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The Inspired Blogger: Special Needs in Montreal

John Grant students record hit song breakthrough

Special needs students at John Grant High School in Cote Saint-Luc were mentored by recording artist and producer David Hodges. The result is a remarkable original song and video that gives us a look into their souls.

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A celebration of special art and artists

It started with an idea. An idea that had been percolating for years, was solidified over a leisurely lunch at a popular Cote des Neiges Greek restaurant, and brought to fruition less than one year later.

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Steve Kean explores beauty, stories, and Spina Bifida through photography

In honour of National Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Awareness Month and Quebec's week honouring persons with disabilities, l’Association de spina-bifida et d’hydrocéphalie du Québec (ASBHQ) has launched an extraordinary photography exhibition called Front to back, featuring the work of photographer Steve Kean.

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Print Editions

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Inspirations Express

Welcome to the Inspirations EXPRESS – our online edition in-between editions that brings you the most up-to-date special needs news in the Greater Montreal and surrounding areas.

Fall 2016

Winter 2016

Summer/Fall 2015

Winter/Spring 2015

Fall 2014

Spring 2014