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.
Visit the Information for Students page for more information. To register for accommodations, complete the Confidential Intake Form.
Learn about Accessibility and Academic Accommodations by attending an Access @ YU: Introduction to Academic Accommodations session or contact us via email.
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.
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.
Emergency responders and the 9-1-1 call centres who dispatch them fall within the jurisdiction of provincial, territorial and municipal governments.
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
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 Crisis Line – All Ages: 1-800-667-5005
British Columbia Crisis Line – All Ages: 1-800-784-2433
Newfoundland and Labrador Line All Ages: 1-888-737-4668
NWT All Ages 24/7: 1-800-661-0844
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