The Duty to Accommodate is a legal requirement arising out of human rights laws. Where a barrier exists, or a policy or practice has adverse consequences on an individual in a protected group, the College is obligated to reasonably accommodate that individual’s difference, provided it can do so without incurring undue hardship.
The Duty to Accommodate most commonly arises in the areas of disability and religion. Students who require accommodation of disabilities should contact the Disability Services Office.
Individuals have the right to practice the tenets of their religion. In order to do so they may require time away from class, or some other form of accommodation. Students should request such accommodations in advance from their instructor, in writing, providing as much notice as possible.
Employees who require accommodations should consult with their supervisor.
For more information, please contact Sherry Chin-Shue, Director, Labour Relations & Human Rights, at 604-323-5618.