Working

Your responsibilities

As an employee and volunteer
As a supervisor

Requesting an accommodation

Employees and volunteers
Personalized emergency Plan
If you have a disability or special needs, learn about the emergency procedures and email the emergency team to learn more about protecting yourself with a personalized plan.
Personalized accommodation plan
The University of Ottawa provides a welcoming workplace for people with a disability. For more information, consult the guidelines on accommodation measures for University staff (PDF).
Return to work support
If you need to be absent from work for medical reasons, including due to an illness caused by your work activities or environment, Human Resources can assist you with the sick leave process, do follow-up while you are away and take care of arrangements for your return. Learn more about return to work support.
Sport and fitness
Learn more about the sports facility accessibility rules and procedures.
Future employees

The University of Ottawa wishes for its staff to fully represent Canada’s diversity. We are committed to employment equity and aim to provide an inclusive and barrier-free workplace. If you are invited to continue in the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require by following the procedure included in your job application. If you have any questions, please contact your interviewer or the Human Rights Office.

Guidelines, tools and templates

Provide accessible goods and services
Service excellence guidelines
Service excellence guidelines (pdf): Learn how to provide accessible customer services.
Centralized Sign Language Interpretation Service (CSLIS)
The Centralized Sign Language Interpretation Service facilitates sign language interpretation for University of Ottawa’s Services and Faculties and Academic Units at cost. CSLIS is proud to provide the sign language interpretation services in both American Sign Language (ASL) and Langue des signes Québécoise (LSQ).
For centralized sign language service requests visit the web page Acces Service.
Employee and Family Assistance Program

The Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) is a confidential and voluntary support service that can help you find solutions to challenges regarding your work, health or life in general. This program is in place for you and your eligible spouse and/or dependent child at no cost.

Learn more about the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP). Sign up using the University of Ottawa’s name or call 1-800-387-4765 for an appointment.

Student mental illness: Recognize, respond and refer

In the three step Recognize, Respond and Refer training you will learn how to:

  • Recognize indicators of mental illness
  • Respond in a way that is appropriate to the indicators and the relationship you have with the student
  • Refer students to the appropriate resources

Recruitment and supervision

Recruiting employees

The recruitment process must comply with accessibility laws. Read the following
sections in the Employment guidelines:

Supervising employees

All employers are required to meet the accommodation needs of employees with
disabilities to the point of undue hardship. To learn more about the accessibility requirements in a workplace, read the following sections in the Employment guidelines:

Procurement

Provide accessible goods and services
Service excellence guidelines
Service excellence guidelines (pdf): Learn how to provide accessible customer services.
Centralized Sign Language Interpretation Service (CSLIS)
The Centralized Sign Language Interpretation Service facilitates sign language interpretation for University of Ottawa’s Services and Faculties and Academic Units at cost. CSLIS is proud to provide the sign language interpretation services in both American Sign Language (ASL) and Langue des signes Québécoise (LSQ).
For centralized sign language service requests visit the web page Acces Service.
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