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McMaster and Ontario Human Rights Code Policies and Policy Papers

Please see the following McMaster and OHRC policies and policy papers below in PDF format. For an alternative format, please contact access@mcmaster.ca.

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McMaster University Policy on Accessibility View PDF

This policy is currently under review.  When completed, it will articulate McMaster University’s commitment to accessibility and legislative compliance in adherence with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

Policy on Workplace Accommodation View PDF

This policy describes the scope, principles and accountability mechanisms that support compliance with providing workplace accommodation to employees who may require them based on a ground protected by the Ontario Human Rights Code.

McMaster University Guide and Procedures on Workplace Accommodation View PDF

The University has developed the McMaster University Guide and Procedures on Workplace Accommodation (the “Accommodation Guide”) that provides information with respect to the application of the Workplace Accommodation Policy.

Academic Accommodation of Students with Disabilities Policy View PDF

This Policy provides comprehensive information regarding the provision of academic accommodations for McMaster University students with disabilities.

Policy on Discrimination and Harassment: Prevention & Response view pdf

McMaster University is committed to fostering a respectful and inclusive organizational culture in which all members of the campus community are able to work, study, and live free of discrimination and harassment.

Policy on Academic Accommodation for Religious, Indigenous and Spiritual Observances View PDF

RISO provides students with information about how to request academic accommodations for their religious, Indigenous and spiritual observances.

Employment Equity Statement View Website

McMaster University’s commitment to building a diverse, fair, and inclusive community.

McMaster University Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose View PDF

McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity in order to build and inclusive community.

OHRC Policy on Accessible Education for Students with Disabilities View Website

The Policy on accessible education for students with disabilities, 2018 will help education providers recognize and fulfil their obligations under the Code, design their facilities, policies and procedures more inclusively, respond appropriately and in a timely way to accommodation requests, and effectively address complaints related to disability.

McMaster University Service Animal Agreement in Residence View PDF

McMaster University is committed to the inclusion and reasonable accommodation of students with disabilities. This includes the presence of Service Animals (as defined by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act, 2005) within aspects of University life, including Residences.

Domestic Animals in the Workplace Program View PDF

McMaster University works to ensure that workers, students and visitors are provided with an environment free of animal allergens and risk of injury to the animal/pet, a member of the University community or visitors, to maintain sanitation and to define the conditions under which it is acceptable for animals to be present in the workplace, and to enable pet owners to have access to the campus for casual use under certain conditions of behaviour and control.