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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

New Students

How to Register with Student Accessibilty Services (SAS) 

SAS welcomes all current Ontario Tech students with permanent, prolonged or persistent and temporary disabilities. We can also support students who have been in accidents and are dealing with the short and long term impacts of limb fractures, concussions or chronic pain among other medical issues. We look forward to connecting with you and providing support on your academic journey.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 905.721.3266 or studentaccessibility@ontariotechu.ca
You can also visit our resources page to learn more about SAS.

In order for students to receive academic accommodations their functional impairments need to be verified by an appropriately qualified health care professional. Students can use the OSAP Verification of Disability form or Student Accessibility Services documentation forms as outlined below. 

Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and accommodation plans from previous years of study are helpful tools in accommodation planning, however, they are not considered confirmation of disability. Confirmation of disability will be required beyond these documents to receive accommodations at the university. 

Please note: Previous accommodation plans from other institutions will not automatically transfer to Ontario Tech. You will need to request your documentation from previous schools. Schools do not share this information with one another.

Transfer and college-to-university students:
If you are transfering from another institution, please review the admission requirements before completing the intake form. 

Complete the Intake Form

Collect and/or complete your disability documentation. If you are unsure about documentation please discuss existing documentation and options for pursuing updated documentation in your Intake appointment. 

Accepted Forms of Disability Documentation 

  • OSAP Disability Verification Form (2022-2023

  • Psychoeducational Assessment (PEA) 

  • Neuropsychological (NEURO) Assessment

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Assessment 

  • SAS Disability Documentation Form. This is a great option for students who may be going into placement, cooperative or other experiential learning programs during their time at the university. 

Documentation must:

  • Confirm the disability is present, whether temporary or permanent.

  • Identify functional limitations and disability-related needs.

  • Indicate how the disability impacts or impairs academic functioning.

  • Must adhere to the scope of practice of regulated health professional in Ontario

 Download the SAS Disability Documentation form

Email your completed intake form and disability documentation to studentaccessibility@ontariotechu.ca

If you have any questions or concerns about sufficient documentation or experience any accessibility isssues when attempting to complete the forms let our staff know and you can complete let our staff know and we will work with you to complete when you attend your intake appointment.

Once we have recieved your intake, consent and disabiltiy documentation forms studentaccessibility@ontariotechu.ca will email you to coordinate your appointment. Appointments are usually booked for two hours so please ensure you are available for the full duration. 

Appointments can take place by:

  • Phone
  • Google Meet
  • In Person (North or Downtown Campus)