Resources for Students with Disabilities

Welcome! We Focus on Abilities 

We’re here to help you! The UTM Career Centre and its staff support students with disabilities to plan their careers, gain experience, find jobs and prepare for further education such as graduate and professional schools. 

We recognize your unique experiences, strengths and goals when providing our full range of services to support your success. You have access to these pages of special relevance and interest to students with disabilities, in addition to our main website https://www.utm.utoronto.ca/careers/welcome-career-centre and the CLNx https://clnx.utoronto.ca/home.htm (via login with your Utorid). 

Students with disabilities can greatly benefit from the one on one coaching and support of a Career Counsellor or Employment Strategist. Appointments (electronic and in-person) can help you develop career plans and strategies that meet your needs as an individual. Listen to this endorsement from one of your peers. Learn more about appointments: https://www.utm.utoronto.ca/careers/career-planning/career-counselling  and https://www.utm.utoronto.ca/careers/jobs/employment-strategies.  

The Career Centre’s services are accessible! Find our more if we have what you need. 

  • Wheelchair accessible 

  • Large screen computer with Zoomtext and Dark Reader suitable for students with vision loss low vision  

  • CCTV unit for use in the Career Centre 

  • AODA compliant web site 

  • Our friendly and highly trained student staff will greet you when you visit in person and help you access resources and assistance you may need 

  • Need accommodations to attend an event? Please let us know ahead of time and we will work with you to facilitate your participation 

  • Accommodations for appointments with Career Counselors and Employment Advisors are provided such as Skype or phone appointments, adjusting light levels, standing or moving during and appointment. Let us know what works for you and we will do our best to make it happen 

  • Career resources relevant to specific needs and questions of students with disabilities in these pages 

  • Friendly, experienced and flexible staff working for your success 

Questions?  Speak with someone directly about how the Career Centre can help you. Please visit us in person at DV3094 or call 905-828-5451 for assistance.  You may also reach us through email at: careers.utm@utoronto.ca.  

Specialized resources for students with disabilities:   

Gaining experience outside of your studies is a great way to explore your options, discover your strengths and interests and build skills for your career. Complementary experience helps you leverage your studies into better positions on graduations and prepare you for success in the labour market.  

The Career Centre is here to support your career growth during your degree studies and two years afterward. You can also enlist the help of agencies and programs in the GTA / Peel and Halton Regions that assist persons with disabilities to build meaningful careers. Organizations are listed by disability type. 

No matter what stage you are at in navigating your career, it is important to be aware of your rights under the law.  Consult these resources if you have questions about disclosing a disability and asking for accommodations or if you have been treated unfairly because of your disability or any other status or identity. We are here to help you proble- solve any workplace issues if they arise. 

We have curated a list of links to books, videos and web site useful for finding information and resources on specific issues and disability concerns.