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AbleTo Resources

Online resources to make the workplace more inclusive and accessible through building awareness in employment gaps and universal design.

Academic Advising Centre

Academic success support for undergrads & non-degree students. Offering advising for academic difficulty, understanding audits & program requirements.

Academic Resilience Fund

Students experiencing urgent financial need can apply for support through this fund to help them stay on track with their studies.

Academic support and study groups

Quick links Support, Social and Study GroupsThe Paul Menton Centre (PMC) offers a series of support, social and study groups…

Accessibility and Development Mainstreaming: Disability in the post-2015 development agenda

United Nations publication that reviews the concept of accessibility and its role in achieving inclusive and sustainable development.

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)

Carleton resource for staff, faculty and students of Carleton University with regards to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities Policy

Carleton’s accessibility policy, applying to the entire University community (students, faculty and staff, contractors and visitors or guests).

Accessibility Fund

Dedicated to ensuring that events and services organized by CUSA are accessible to all students, with particular emphasis on those with disabilities. 

Accessibility Icon Toolkit

Accessibility indicators for event planning and communications to allow students to navigate events more effectively.

Accessibility Institute

The Accessibility Institute brings together expertise to develop innovative ways to create a more inclusive society.

Accessible Canada Act (ACA)

Canada’s national accessibility legislation that aims to realize a barrier-free Canada by 2040.

Accessible Career Transitions (ACT)

Specialized programming for students and alumni who identify as having a disability and for employers who want to hire more inclusively.

Accessible Career Transitions (ACT) Advising

Individualized job search support and career advising for students and alumni who identify as having a disability.

Accessible library services

Explore a listing of accessible library services

Accessible library services

Accessible Parking at Carleton

Parking Services manages parking on campus, including accessible parking spaces and issuing Carleton Accessibility Permits.

Accommodation Appeal Process

Students may request a review of an instructor’s decision to deny a recommended accommodation. 

ACT to Employ

Assists students and new grads with disabilities in finding paid experiential learning opportunities that align with their academic and career goals.

Adaptive Sport & Recreation

Carleton Athletics’ adaptive sports and recreation programs offer members of the Carleton Community the opportunity to stay active and engage in physical activity, regardless of their fitness background or abilities.

All student support resources

Alternate Format Services

For students, faculty, and staff with a print disability, including alternate formats for course, research, and library materials. 

American Sign Language Courses

ASL courses offered to undergraduate students, as well as a Minor in American Sign Language program.

AODA Multi-Year Accessibility Plan

The AODA Multi-Year Accessibility Plan describes how Carleton implements and monitors its obligations under the AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act).

Assistive technology

Explore a listing of assistive technology resources

Assistive Technology Resources

Information on Assistive Technology access, from the Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities.

Attendant Services Program

Assistance for students with physical disabilities in residence (daily activities such as rising & retiring, toileting, personal hygiene, and dressing).

Bounce Back Ontario

A free skill-building program designed to help manage low mood, mild to moderate depression and anxiety, stress or worry.


Online collaborative learning space for instructors, TAs and students (course materials, online discussions, live web conferencing, and more.)

Campus life

Explore services and resources that support more accessible experiences on campus

Campus Map (Interactive)

An online campus map that is interactive and provides guide on navigating the underground tunnels that link each building.

Campus Map (PDF)

An online campus map that can be downloaded and printed.

Campus Tunnel Map

An online map of Carleton’s underground pedestrian tunnels. View online or download the pdf version.

Canadian Accessibility Network

A national collaboration advancing accessibility through Research & Innovation, Education & Training, Policy, Employment, and Community Engagement.

Carleton Disability Awareness Centre (CDAC)

A peer support, advocacy, and community space for students who experience disability, chronic illness, neurodiversity, or inaccessibility.

Carleton Mobile App

Official mobile app for current students. View your class schedule, search support services, access grades and stay up-to-date with news and events.

Carleton Online

Carleton’s hub connecting students with supports, resources, and tips to help navigate online learning and be successful in their courses.

Carleton University Buildings

Profiles of each building on campus, including accessibility guides.

Carleton University Facebook Site

Carleton University (Official) Facebook site.

Carleton University Mental Health and Wellness Website

Valuable tools and resources to understand, manage and improve mental health and well-being while at university.

Carleton University Student Emergency Response Team (CUSERT)

Volunteer campus emergency response team. On-call emergency medical response for campus 24/7, as well as first aid coverage at university events.

Centre for Indigenous Support and Community Engagement

Supports students, staff and faculty at Carleton by providing culturally safe spaces for dialogue and learning.

Centre for Student Academic Support (CSAS)

Support centre offering program delivery and education support for all students (writing services, learning support, peer-assisted study sessions, etc). 

Classroom Accommodations

Accommodations may include audio recording lectures, sign language interpreting, note-taking, alternate format materials and captioned videos.

Coordinated Accessibility Strategy (CAS)

Coordinates the many accessibility services, programs, and initiatives at Carleton. Inspires a strong campus culture of accessibility and inclusion.

David C. Onley Initiative for Employment and Enterprise

Employment resources and guides that promote inclusion and accessibility in the workplace.

Decolonial Disability Studies Collective (DDSC)

Research lab that connects scholars and activists to reshape our approach and understanding of disability.

Dedicated Access Fund

A Carleton Initiative aimed at addressing and retrofitting existing campus structures to improve overall access for all Carleton Community members.

Department of French Support Services

The Department of French offers Support Services (Services de Soutien) that are available to all students in FREN classes, no matter what level.

Directions to Carleton University

How to get to Carleton University. Includes interactive map and directions by major highways, arrival by bus, train, and airplane.

Disability Awards

Search hundreds of scholarships available across Canada specifically for students with disabilities.

Disability Justice & Crip Culture Collaboratory (DJCCC)

Research lab that brings together disabled scholars, artists, designers, activists, and community members.

Disability Studies (Minor)

Explores historical, cultural, economic, physical, social aspects of disability. Examines the practicality of accessibility and theory of inclusion.

Domestic Animals on Campus Guidelines

Guideline that supplements the Domestic Animals on Campus Policy. Defines the accommodation process for individuals with service animals.

Domestic Animals on Campus Policy

Policy that regulates the presence of authorized animals on campus.

Education and training

Discover training opportunities for skill development and academic growth

Elsie MacGill Learning Centre

Free peer tutoring, academic skills development, and study groups for students in ECOR and first-year math and science courses.

Emergency Evacuation Guidelines

Guidelines on safe destination sites in the case of emergency which can be accessed both on the Carleton website and through the mobile app.

Employment supports

Services and resources to support more accessible work experiences

Empower Me

Confidential support available to undergraduate students in CUSA health plan. Issues include mental health, financial, LGBTQ+ services, and more.

Engineering Academic Support Office

Assists undergraduate engineering students with course selection, registration, and learning support from first-year through to graduation.

Enriched Support Program

Full-time program that provides structured support that helps with the transition to university-level studies. 

Facilities Management and Planning (FMP)

Operations & maintenance; planning, design, & construction; and energy & sustainability services. Includes door openers, ramps, and more.

Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities

Financial aid options available to current students who are registered with the Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities.

From Intention to Action (FITA)

A mental health program that supports students with stress management and learning strategies and aims to improve academic performance.

Gender and Sexuality Resource Centre (GSRC)

Centre that aims to create a safe(r) environment for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community on campus through education, advocacy and unwavering support.

Health and Counseling Services

About A multidisciplinary healthcare facility that provides medical and counselling services. Who it is for Students, Faculty, Staff How to access Health…

Hire Students with Disabilities

Employment programs and funding for employers looking to hire students with disabilities for full-time, part-time/seasonal, and co-op opportunities.

Human Rights Policies and Procedures

Carleton’s Human Rights Policies and Procedures, including academic and employment accommodations.

Information Technology Services (ITS) Help Centre

Documentation for accounts and passwords, email, phone, wireless and internet, campus computers, websites and more.

Information Technology Services (ITS) Service Desk

Contact ITS for help with accounts and passwords, email, phone, wireless and internet, campus computers, websites and more.

Interactive Map of CU Washrooms

A student disability justice project about accessible washrooms across campus. One output is a map indicating gender and wheelchair accessibility.

Kinàmàgawin Strategy

Report including 41 Carleton-specific Calls to Action to make the Carleton campus a safer space for Indigenous students, staff and faculty members.

Learning Spaces

Resources for exploring campus learning spaces. Search and view the technology and accessibility attributes available within each learning space.

MacOdrum Library Accessibility Services

Provides a range of services for students, faculty and staff with disabilities, including alternate format services and an adaptive technology centre.

Make the Cut

A transition and orientation program designed to assist high school students with disabilities explore university supports and services.

Math and Stats Learning Assistance Program (MS-LAP)

Supports first year math and statistics courses. Provides learning support and solutions to homework questions through assistance videos.

Math Tutorial Centre (MTC)

Study space for individuals or groups studying mathematics or statistics and those who wish to receive support from a teaching assistant.

Mawandoseg Centre

A safe(r) space for Indigenous students and point of contact for non-Indigenous students to connect and learn about Indigenous cultures and histories.

McIntyre Exam Centre (MEC)

Exam centre assisting students with disabilities and instructors to meet accommodation needs, including in-class tests and formally scheduled exams.

National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS)

Charitable organization supporting full access to education and employment for post-secondary students and graduates with disabilities across Canada.

New Sun Joy Maclaren Adaptive Technology Centre (JMC)

Assistive technologies and accessible individual and group study rooms, for students registered with the Paul Menton Centre.

Off Campus Housing

Carleton has partnered with – an Off-Campus Housing website, providing students with high quality rental property listing service.

Ojigkwanong Indigenous Student Centre

A place where First Nation, Métis and Inuit students can study, socialize, and participate in academic and cultural programming. 

Para Transpo Map

An interactive campus map that shows all of the available Para Transpo bus stops on campus.

Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities (PMC)

The Paul Menton Centre (PMC) is Carleton’s designated department coordinating disability services for students on campus.

Paul Menton Centre Wellness Support

Short-term individualized wellness, emotional and psychological support for students registered with the Paul Menton Centre. 

Plans and policies

Explore a listing of plans and policies related to accessibility

Preparing for Employment – Trends and Best Practices

Report outlining trends and best practices in employment preparation for post-secondary students with disabilities.

Racialized & International Student Experience (RISE)

Lounge for students of all racial, ethnic, cultural, and international identities to gather, socialize, and relax. Includes programming and support. 


Explore research projects and initiatives related to accessibility

Research and Education in Accessibility, Design, and Innovation (READi) Training Program

Graduate students explore interdisciplinary approaches for incorporating accessible, inclusive and human-centered design principles to their studies.

Residence Counselling and Wellness

Health and Counselling Services for Carleton students living in residence.

Residence Information

Virtual Carleton residence building tours and information on the application process.

Science Student Success Centre

Centre that helps all undergraduate students in the Faculty of Science define and achieve their academic, career, and social goals.

Sensors and Analytics for Monitoring Mobility and Memory (SAM3 hub)

Focusses on smart technologies that monitor seniors’ health and well-being―to keep them as healthy, safe and independent as possible.

Service Animals in Residence

Learn about the policy on service animals in residence.

Services for Students with Disabilities

List of accommodations, services and resources available to students registered with the Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities (PMC).

Sprott Undergrad Student Services Office

Support for students in the Sprott School of Business, covering academic needs, career goals, program progression plans and strategies for success.

Student Activities Fund

Financial support for undergraduate students to attend educational conferences or other events.

Student Life Awards

Financial aid options that recognize students for their significant and impactful contributions to the Carleton community.

Student support

View all student support resources Services and resources to support more accessible student experiences AccommodationsVisit accommodations Assistive technology Visit assistive…

Support, Social and Study Groups

The Paul Menton Centre (PMC) offers a series of support, social and study groups open to all PMC-registered students.


Technology services and resources to improve user experiences

Test and Exam Accommodation Services

Service that provides test and exam accommodations for students registered with the Paul Menton Centre. Supported through the McIntyre Exam Centre.

Therapy Dog Program

Carleton’s in-house Therapy Dog Program, designed to bring positive mental health and wellness supports to our community. 

Tours and Events

Listing of upcoming tours, open houses, virtual information sessions, and more!

Training and Certifications

The Accessibility Institute offers courses and formal training in various knowledge and skill areas related to accessibility and disabilities.

Upper Year Residence

Carleton offers a limited number of upper year residences to students enrolled in full-time studies and returning after first year.


Quick links Paul Menton Centre Wellness SupportShort-term individualized wellness, emotional and psychological support for students registered with the Paul Menton…

Wellness Centre

Peer mentorship centre focusing on physical, mental and emotional health. Support services and programming, including workshops and events.

Wellness Services Navigator

The Wellness Services Navigator is designed to help navigate Carleton students to a curated list of mental health and wellness resources.

Women’s Centre

A safe(r) space for those who identify as women and anyone interested in gender-based issues. A quiet space that also provides products and resources.