Ethics and Religious Culture

Accessible Montréal

Close-up of a lighted sign with an upward arrow and a pictogram of wheelchair accessibility.
Credit: Charles Deluvio

Montréal accessible vous donne l’occasion d’explorer avec vos élèves les questions du handicap, de l’inclusion et de l’accessibilité. Est-ce que vos élèves connaissent les limitations fonctionnelles? Est-ce que ça les touche de près? Peut-être plus qu’on le pense quand on sait qu’environ 15 % de la population québécoise a au moins une incapacité. L’activité Montréal accessible incite les jeunes à analyser leur environnement. La ville est-elle adaptée aux personnes ayant une limitation fonctionnelle? Quels aménagements permettraient de faire de Montréal une ville accessible et inclusive?

Accessible Montréal takes place at the MEM in three stages:

  1. A discussion with students to define functional limitations. Students may discover that disability issues affect them more than they think.
  2. Experiments involving the kinds of obstacles faced by people with functional limitations. How can you find content if you are vision impaired? Or understand a video if you are hearing impaired? In groups of two, students consider the impacts of certain functional limitations and try to find information in the exhibition through the prism of these limitations.
  3. An investigation of the MEM’s public spaces with accessibility in mind. What has the MEM done to facilitate access to its spaces, contents, and services? How can they be made even more accessible?


  • Understand the reality of citizens with functional limitations.
  • Identify issues related to universal accessibility and inclusion.

Links to the Québec Education Program (QEP)


Cross-Curricular Competencies
  • Exercise critical judgement
  • Construct one’s identity
  • Cooperate with others

Ethics and Religious Culture


  • Reflect on ethical questions

Progression of learning

  • The needs of humans and other living beings
  • Demands associated with the interdependence of humans and other living beings
  • Interpersonal relationships in groups
  • Demands of belonging to a group
  • Individuals as members of society
  • Demands of life in society


Cross-Curricular Competencies
  • Exercise critical judgement
  • Actualiser son potentiel.
  • Cooperate with others
  • Communicate appropriately

Ethics and Religious Culture


  • Reflect on ethical questions

Progression of learning

  • Autonomy – Secondary I
  • Tolerance – Secondary IV

This workshop was developed with resources, tools, and documents created by AlterGo Expertise.

Information and reservation

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Please contact us with any questions.

By email:
[email protected]
By telephone:
514 872-0238
120 minutes including arrival and departure
Maximum Capacity
80 students
  • Effective January 2024
  • Students: $5
  • Accompanying adult (1 per 15 students): Free


At the MEM
Getting to the MEM
Bus Drop-Off
  • Located at 61 boulevard René-Lévesque Ouest, Montréal, Québec, H2Z 1A3
  • A member of the MEM team will meet you at the drop-off and accompany you on foot to the museum (200 m)
Public Transit
  • Metro: Station Saint-Laurent
  • STM bus: 55

The MEM is offering you free school programs from March 2024 to June 2024, so that you can discover its spaces and familiarize yourself with this new cultural venue and its contents.

The educational programs will take place in our public spaces and workshops, as well as in our permanent exhibition under construction. You'll have exclusive and privileged access, as it's not yet open to the public!

Educational vision

The MEM's educational offering is the fruit of a collective effort involving a committee of some fifteen teachers and education specialists, as well as community partners working in the fields of civic engagement, living together and accessibility.

Our educational programs aim to equip young people to become citizens interested in their city, its challenges and its history. They aim to foster their awareness of the importance of living together and their commitment to their community.

Our programs talk about Montreal, its history, its territory and its people, through such perspectives as neighborhoods, immigration, citizen power and disability. The varied activities that make up our programs encourage students to share their experiences, develop critical thinking skills and empathy, and foster civic engagement.