- LGBTQ2S+ Resources
- University-run Resources
- CUSA Service Centres
The department of Equity & Inclusive Communities (EIC) works to develop a campus environment free from discrimination, harassment, and sexual violence. EIC’s work is centred on five essential services:
- Consultation work across the university’s campus
- Education, training, and professional development
- Policy development and advice
- Case intake and resolution
- Communication and reporting
EIC also manages cases of discrimination and harassment through both informal and formal complaint processes.
EIC is responsible for a number of key university policies, including the University Human Rights Policy, the Sexual Violence Prevention Strategy, the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Strategy, and the Trans & Non-Binary Work Plan.
The Equity and Inclusive Communities offices are located in the Carleton Technology and Training Centre (CTTC) in room 3800. they can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and more information can be found on their website.
The Gender & Sexuality Resource Centre (GSRC) is operated by CUSA. Their goal is to provide a safe(r) space for those wishing to connect with the queer and trans community at Carleton. They provide peer support, referrals to community resources, and a drop-in space to socialize and study.
The GSRC programs a wide variety of events. Some of these events are educational, while others are focused on creating social spaces for LGBTQ+ students. Their space is also home to a wide variety of resources, including safer sex supplies, gender-affirming resources, and a queer library containing over 1000 books.
The Carleton University Engiqueers (CUE) are a student-run club for LGBTQ+ engineering students, although they are open to all Carleton students. They facilitate social and educational events throughout the school year, and work to promote inclusivity within the Faculty of Engineering and Design. Their office is located in room 3350 of the Mackenzie. You can find out more on their website or contact them via email at email@example.com.
The Carleton Pride & Science Alliance (PSA) is a new student initiative designed to promote inclusion and create a safer space for students in STEM who identify as part of the LGBT community. Keep an eye on their Instagram for more information!
The Centre for Indigenous Initiatives (CII) aims to provide safe spaces for dialogue and learning for Carleton students, staff, and faculty. Their mandate encompasses both creating community spaces and a sense of belonging for Indigenous students as well as providing educational training and resources to the Carleton community about the histories and experiences of Indigenous peoples.
The CII operates the Ojigkwanong Indigenous Student Centre, which is designed to be the heart of the Indigenous community on campus. It provides a space where First Nation, Metis, and Inuit students can socialize, study, and participate in both academic and cultural programing. it is located at 228 Paterson Hall.
In addition to Ojigkwanong programming, CII develops and provides professional development training for faculty and staff concerning the history of Indigenous communities, appropriate language to use when discussing Indigenous peoples, and the experiences of Indigenous students on university campuses. They also consult on the development of curriculum and student support strategies. The CII also led the development of the Kinimagawin Indigenous Inititatives Strategy, and an annual symposium on Indigenous topics which shares the same name.
Ombuds Services is an independent office funded jointly by Carleton University, the Carleton Undergraduate Student Association (CUSA), and the Graduate Students’ Association (GSA)(through CUSA). An ombudsperson is a neutral, informal, confidential, and independent party whose role is to help resolve and mediate disputes. Their services are available to university staff and students, and they are able to assist with a wide variety of topics, for example: academic integrity allegations, student conduct violations, communication and interpersonal issues. Please note that the Ombudsperson does not provide legal advice.
The Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities provides accommodations and support to all Carleton students with disabilities. Some of the accommodations they offer include extended time to complete assignments or exams as well as notes taken by other students. They also manage bursaries, scholarships, and awards available to students with disabilities, and can refer students to further resources and supports when necessary. the PMC’s Disability Coordinators work one-on-one with students to develop individualized supports.
In order to access their services, students are required to register with the PMC. More information can be found about the registration process here. The PMC’s offices are located at 501 University Centre. They can be contacted via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone at 613-520-6608. To learn more, check out the PMC website.
The International Students’ Services Office (ISSO) provides a wide variety of supports and resources to Carleton’s population of international students, as well as domestic students on exchange. They run events throughout the year, provide advice on visas and immigration, and help international students and incoming exchange students transition to living and studying in Canada.
The ISSO also administers the UHIP health insurance plan, which is mandatory for any student who is ineligible for OHIP coverage. More information on gender-affirming care and UHIP can be found here.
The ISSO is located on the first floor of the University Centre (UC128). They can be reached by email at email@example.com, and more information about their services and supports can be found on their website.
The following resources are operated by the Carleton Undergraduate Student Association. For more information about their operations, contact CUSA’s VP Student Issues at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Carleton Disability Awareness Centre (CDAC), located at 424 University Centre, provides social supports related to accessibility and disability. CDAC regularly facilitates events like speaker series, workshops, and advocacy campaigns, as well as programming to support disabled students both financially and through building a social community. CDAC also facilitate a housing bursary to help students with disabilities gain accessible housing.
The Food Centre promotes food security for the whole Carleton community through emergency food assistance programming. The Food Centre also acts as a pick up point for the Good Food Box program.
Foot Patrol is located at 426H University Centre. They are designed to offer safe walk services to Carleton students in-person or via phone and text chat services. Their services are offered from 6PM-2AM 7 days a week.
The Mawandoseg Centre, located at 426i University Centre, aims to be a safe(r) space for Carleton’s Indigenous student community. Their programming includes Indigenous speaker events, resources for Indigenous students, and education initiatives for non-Indigenous students looking to learn more about Indigenous histories and cultures.
Racialized and International Student Experience (RISE), located at 316A University Centre, is designed to be a safe(r) space for Carleton students of all racial, ethnic, cultural, and international identities. They also program events throughout the year designed to explore and celebrate diversity and multiculturalism within Carleton’s community.
The CUSA Wellness Centre is designed to offer programming and support around helping students care for all aspects of their health – physical, mental, and emotional.
The Womxn’s Learning, Advocacy, and Support Centre is located at 308 University Centre. They aim to be a safe(r) space for all those who identify as womxn and anyone interested in gender based issues. Their centre distributes resources, including internal/external condoms, pregnancy tests, and menstrual products. The womxn’s Centre is also home to the only womxn’s only space on campus.