Safe Spaces (Such as Rainbow Centres and LGBTQ+ Centres)
Many Ontario universities offer safe and inclusive spaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, intersex, queer, questioning and two-spirited (LGBTTIQQ2S) individuals and allies – heterosexual friends, family relatives and anyone who supports LGBTQ+ people. They also provide supports if you want to learn more about your sexuality.
Many universities offer a multi-faith centre that provides spaces and supports to celebrate multiple faiths and that may also include access to spiritual leaders.
Many Ontario universities offer either child care options on campus or information about finding child care options near campus.
If you need child care services during your studies, contact your university’s Indigenous student centre for information about child care providers. There is often a high demand for child care spaces, so you should contact the child care centre as soon as possible to reserve a space.
Career and Co-op Services
At career services, you can learn more about writing resumés, searching for jobs and preparing for interviews. You can meet with career advisors who will review your resumé, help you prepare job applications and conduct mock interviews with you.
A co-op placement is a work placement that is related to your academic program. The placement gives you valuable experience working in the field. For most co-op programs, you must apply during your first year of study at university.
Accessibility services make sure that all students with disabilities are provided with the appropriate accommodations to make their academic program accessible.
If you are a student with a disability, contact the accessibility services on your campus early in the summer to ensure accommodations are set up before you get to campus in the fall.