Exclusion Tracker

The 2022-23 Exclusion Tracker report is out now:

The 2023-24 Tracker is now open. This is our 6th year tracking exclusions of students from their educational experiences in K-12 in British Columbia schools.

Use the FULL SURVEY to report the FIRST incidence of exclusion of the school year.

Use the REPEAT SURVEY to report any more exclusions that happen during the school year, as many times as needed. It’s much shorter and this is intended to make it simpler to report continuously on exclusions happening.

Report your exclusion if you are a K-12 student, or report on the exclusion of your child/youth from their edcuation if you are their parent/guardian.

You define what exclusion means:

  • Gradual entry (if it is different from any gradual entry for the whole class)
  • Being asked to stay home/go home (this is technically a suspension and should be documented by the school in writing)
  • Being asked to leave early/arrive late/shortened school days
  • Being excluded from a field trip or other activity
  • Not learning with the rest of the class
  • secluded and/or restrained
  • Not able to attend because of health/personal care support needs that the school is unable to meet
  • and more

This survey also takes you through the path back to inclusion – steps you can take to advocate for better inclusion.

The survey also offers the opportunity for student feedback – a place for your child/youth to provide their feedback in a section just for them.

Our 2021-22 Comprehensive Exclusion Tracker Report:

– This report is a comprehensive consolidation of 4 years of tracker data, and shows BC children and youth with disabilities missed thousands of days of school, were left without support or instruction, were left out of field trips, clubs and events, were secluded and restrained, and numbers haven’t improved over 4 years of collecting and sharing data.

Since September 4, 2018 BCEdAccess has been collecting data on the exclusion of students with disabilities from schools in BC.

BCEdAccess is run by and for families of students with disabilities and those who are complex learners. Exclusion has always been the number one topic in our private parent/guardian forum. Many of us were told that our circumstances were rare or unusual, and if we could just be patient it would be resolved – but how could that be, when so many of us were talking about it daily? In 2018, this led to the creation of our Exclusion Tracker, to provide a place for parents/guardians to create “incident reports” regarding the exclusion of disabled &/or complex-learner children and youth.

2020-21’s interim reports:




2019-20 reports:

Report on BCEdAccess Quick Covid-19 Inclusive Education Survey – Snapshot April 8th, 2020

2018/19 reports:

Tracking Exclusion: Interim Report

BCEdAccess Exclusion Tracker Interim Report, February 8th, 2019

Exclusion Tracker 2018/2019 Final Report