424 Unicentre Building • 613-520-2600 x 6618
Zaina B Santur
Carleton is one of the most accessible universities in Canada. The Carleton Disability Awareness Centre represents students with visible and non-visible disabilities and actively works to educate the general public and advocate for these groups. Each year CDAC works to change attitudes toward disability by challenging misconceptions through events such as Able Arts, Wheelchair Challenge, Wheelchair Basketball, and Jokes On Wheels. We also work to lobby the administration and the government to create a more accessible community both on and off campus. CDAC has something for everyone and is equipped to accommodate a variety of needs. We offer students an extensive resource/borrowing library, peer support services, a variety of events and programs throughout the year and wheelchair and crutch rentals to students in need. If you would like to get involved please don’t hesitate to contact us.
CDAC is a great place to get involved, with dozens of volunteer opportunities and ways to make yourselves heard. Whether you are into athletics or art, politics or peer support, we can make it happen. Disabled or not, we would love to have you on our team for the upcoming year. Here are just a few of the ways in which you can get involved at CDAC:
Political Action Committee – Work advocacy issues and awareness campaigns for the removal of barriers.
Peer Support – Help other students with physical limitations or other disabilities to stay active on campus.
Event Staff – Assist in running some of our awesome events and let your creative energies run wild.
Newsletter – Write for the Center newsletter and help to keep the campus informed as to what is going on at CDAC.
If you would like more information on how to get involved, or just check out what we have, feel free to stop by the office at any time. We would love to meet you!
Paul Menton Centre
• Provides services and accommodations to students with disabilities
The In Community
• Attendant services 24/7 care for 12 months of the year for students
living in residence
223 Residence Commons
Blue Line Taxi
Assistive Devices Program
• Provides support and funding to Ontarians with long-term physical disabilities
Wheelchair Repair Venues
Montion Specialties: 613-739-4557
Canada Care Medical: 613-234-1222
Shoppers Home Healthcare: 613-737-3299
Other Community Resources:
• Equality and justice for people with disabilities