Accessibility & Academic Accommodations

Welcome to the Accessibility Office at Yorkville University

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Yorkville University strives to create a learning environment where disabilities and other protected human rights grounds are not a barrier to completion of courses and programs. We do this by removing barriers to access, advocating for inclusive practices, and providing academic accommodations and other resources.

Protected human rights grounds supported by our office include temporary or permanent disability; creed/religion (faith-based accommodations; family status (caregiving responsibilities); sex (pregnancy/breastfeeding); and gender identity and/or gender expression.

Students experiencing barriers related to protected grounds are encouraged to connect with the Accessibility Office, we meet with students one-on-one to develop an individualized plan for support.

Academic accommodations enable students to demonstrate their knowledge and skills and meet the essential requirements of the program. Academic accommodations do not reduce academic standards or alter essential requirements, they provide equitable access to participation.

Information shared with our office regarding protected human rights grounds is confidential and is stored separately from a student’s academic record. We do not share information without a student’s expressed consent.

To get started with accommodations or learn more about accessibility at YU, please follow the links below. We’re looking forward to connecting with you.

Learn More About the Service We Provide

New and Current Students

Visit the Information for Students page for more information. To register for accommodations, complete the Confidential Intake Form.

Prospective Students

Learn about Accessibility and Academic Accommodations by attending an Access @ YU: Introduction to Academic Accommodations session or contact us via email.

Access YU

Join us on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. EST to learn more about accessibility and academic accommodation services. This year, we are offering an introduction to academic accommodations as well as guest sessions on various topics.

Access YU Schedule

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For Any Questions


Accessibility and Accommodations Office

Email a Specialist

Email us to speak to an Accessibility and Accommodations Specialist.

Book an Appointment

Book a confidential appointment through PHIPA compliant software.

Are You in Crisis?

If you are…
• feeling desperate and hopeless
• worried you might hurt yourself, someone else, or commit suicide
• alone with no one to talk to

Please reach out to a Support Hotline in your region immediately for help.

Support Hotlines

911 – Canada Wide

Emergency responders and the 9-1-1 call centres who dispatch them fall within the jurisdiction of provincial, territorial and municipal governments.

Canada Suicide Prevention Service (CSPS) – 24 Hour Hotline

Crisis Services Canada, enables callers anywhere in Canada to access crisis support by phone, in French or English: toll-free 1-833-456-4566 Available 24/7

First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness

24 Hour Hotline: 1-855-242-3310


ConnexOntario 24-hour Helpline: 1-866-531-2600

Good2Talk 24-Hour Hotline: 1-866-925-5454 or Text GOOD2TALKON to 686868


Quebec National Crisis Line – All Ages: 1-866-277-3553


Prince Edward Island Crisis Line – All Ages: 1-800-218-2885


Alberta Crisis Line – All Ages: 1-403-266-4357


Manitoba Crisis Line – All Ages: 1-877-435-7170

New Brunswick

New Brunswick Crisis Line – All Ages: 1-800-667-5005

British Columbia

British Columbia Crisis Line – All Ages: 1-800-784-2433

Here2Talk, 24/7: 1-604-642-5212 (Toll Free: 1-877-857-3397)

Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador Line All Ages: 1-888-737-4668

North West Territories

NWT All Ages 24/7: 1-800-661-0844

Nova Scotia

Good2Talk 24-Hour Hotline: 1-833-292-3698 or Text GOOD2TALKNS to 686868


Nunavut Line – All Ages, 24/7: 1-800-265-3333


Saskatchewan Crisis Line – All Ages: 1-306-525-5333


Yukon Crisis Line – All Ages 7pm-3am (PDT): 1-844-533-3030


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 24/7: 1-800-273-8255

Trans LifeLine – U.S.A.: 1-877-565-8860

The Trevor Project Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386


SNEHA A Link With Life: 91-44-2464-0050


Beijing – Befrienders: 03-5286-9090

Hong Kong – The Samaritans: 2896-0000

Shanghai – Life Line: 021-6279-8990