Carleton University’s Fire Prevention Officer, Environment Health and Safety, has reviewed and assessed several locations on campus to allow for use of traditional medicines as described above. In all cases, if you plan to have an event with traditional medicines that produce smoke, please complete the Use of Traditional Medicine – Request for Permit (below).

For an “Approved Space” submit the request at least five business days in advance of your event.

If the space you want to use requires approval, please submit request at least 10 business days in advance of your event. Timothy Golding, the University Fire Prevention Officer will contact you regarding the approval process.

In order to reduce the number of inquiries regarding the smell of smoke in buildings, on the day of the event, post a notification sign indicating the location will be used for Indigenous ceremonial purposes.

Click here to print the notification sign.

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  • Select the space you plan to use for the ceremony. If the space is not listed please fill in the Approval Required section at the bottom of the page.
  • Approval Required