The Council of Universities (COU), through collaborative discussions in a working group have developed this Accessible Procurement Guide to assist universities in aligning with the legislation requirements for procurement policies and competitive bids while ideally providing our staff, faculty, students and visitors with disabilities a positive and supported experience. The Guide should be considered in context. Each university may adapt or excerpt pieces. It is not to be used as a legal document. If assistance regarding Ontario’s legislative regulations are needed, please consult with your organization’s legal adviser. It is also with thanks to the University of Toronto Libraries, the Ontario Council of University Libraries and with support from the Government of Ontario who have collaboratively shared documents, toolkits and information in order to help with preparing this accessibility procurement guide.
The Council of Universities (COU), through collaborative discussions in a working group have developed this Animals on Campus Guide to propose a shared set of recommendations that could be adopted across the Ontario university sector relating to the use of animals on campus, including emotional support or comfort animals. The Guide should be considered in context. Each university may adapt or excerpt pieces. It is not to be used as a legal document. If assistance regarding Ontario’s legislative regulations are needed, please consult with your organization’s legal adviser. It is also with thanks to the Inter-University Disability Issues Association (IDIA) for providing working documents outlining considerations for animals on campus.
A registered charity, CNIB, provides community-based support, knowledge, and a national voice to Canadians who are blind or partially sighted, to ensure they have the confidence, skills, and opportunities to fully participate in life. The website includes resources, research, and services related to blindness: www.cnib.ca
Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind (CGDB) is a national, non-profit, charitable organization founded in 1984 to provide Canadians with greater mobility and independence through the use of professionally trained guide dogs (nationally) and mobility assistance dogs (Ottawa area): www.guidedogs.ca
The leading provider of services, products, and information that removes barriers to communication, advances hearing health, and promotes equity for people who are culturally deaf, oral deaf, deafened, and hard of hearing. The website includes information on the various services offered: www.chs.ca
Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world’s leading research centres in the area of addiction and mental health. This website includes research and resources related to mental health: www.camh.ca
The Discover Ability Network offers a wide variety of employment-related resources to support the hiring and inclusion of people with disabilities. The platform allows job seekers to create a profile of their background and experience and be matched to job opportunities that fit their skills with employers looking to hire more inclusively: http://discoverability.network/
The Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario (LDAO) is a registered charity dedicated to improving the lives of children, youth, and adults with learning disabilities. LDAO offers many resources, services, information, venues, and products designed to help people with learning disabilities and ADHD, as well as parents, teachers, and other professionals: www.ldao.ca
OADD is a professional organization of people working and studying in the field of developmental disabilities, throughout Ontario. OADD’s members include agencies and organizations; university and community college students and instructors; service provider direct care staff and managers; family support workers; case managers; psychologists; social workers; and other dedicated individuals: www.oadd.org
A comprehensive website about sign language interpreters, as well as a directory of all registered American Sign Language Interpreters: www.oasli.on.ca
Ontario Interpreting Services (OIS) has been a provider of quality interpreting services in Ontario since 1981: https://www.chs.ca/services/ontario-interpreting-services
The Rick Hansen Foundation was established in 1988 and has since been dedicated to Rick Hansen’s life-long goal of creating an inclusive world where people with disabilities are living to their full potential: http://www.rickhansen.com/
This guide, created by the Regional Assessment and Resource Centre (RARC), is a way for students with disabilities to arm themselves with knowledge they need to access resources at college and university and to make a successful transition from secondary to post-secondary school: http://www.transitionresourceguide.ca/