Accessibility at George Brown

Main building hall

Accessibility is fundamental to George Brown College's core values of excellence, accountability, diversity and respect. As a college, we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone: employees, students and our community members.

As an organization, we recognize that all employees have a role in creating an accessible and inclusive community, in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). This commitment to accessibility is a shared responsibility across the entire college.

Service Disruptions

If you are currently experiencing a barrier to access at the college, please call security: 416-415-4000 or aoda@georgebrown.ca

Accessibility Resources

We encourage everyone to review the following resources that further support the college’s efforts towards creating and maintaining an accessible and inclusive community:

For Students

For Students

At George Brown College, we are committed to providing students with equal access and equal opportunity to education. Support is offered through a variety of services and initiatives at the college, including:

For Employees

George Brown College is dedicated to promoting an equitable environment that encourages everyone to access and participate in all aspects of college life. As an organization, we recognize that all employees have a role in creating an accessible and inclusive community and offer support for achieving this through a variety of services and initiatives at the college, including:

Accessibility for Visitors

George Brown College is committed to ensuring that your visit, tour, or the event you are attending is accessible.

  • GBC Events - please contact the event organizer for details and email aoda@georgebrown.ca if you require additional support.
  • Service Disruption Notifications: If you are currently experiencing a barrier to access at the college please contact security at 416-415-4000 or aoda@georgebrown.ca.
  • Campus Locations and Maps for directions to our campus locations and maps with detailed floor plans, and accessibility features.
  • College Policies related to AODA and Accessibility, including Workplace Accommodation, Captioned Media, and Emergency Preparedness.
  • Feedback Form contact us to report any barriers experienced, or if you have any questions or concerns regarding accessibility at George Brown College.

AODA @ GBC

The AODA became law on June 13, 2005. Under this landmark legislation, the government of Ontario developed mandatory accessibility standards that identify, remove and prevent barriers for people with disabilities.

Effective July 1, 2016, the Customer Service Standards (which came into effect on January 1, 2008), have been consolidated with the Integrated Accessibility Standards into one regulation, the O. Reg. 191/11: Integrated Accessibility Standards (under Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, S.O. 2005, c. 11).

Some of the ways GBC meets these standards, include:

  • Service Disruption Notifications: If you are currently experiencing a barrier to access at the college, please contact security: 416-415-4000 or aoda@georgebrown.ca
  • Accessibility for Visitors George Brown College is committed to ensuring that your visit, tour, or the event you are attending is accessible.
  • College Policies related to AODA and Accessibility, including Workplace Accommodation, Captioned Media, and Emergency Preparedness.
  • Reports and Multi-Year Plans which outline the specific actions taken to achieve AODA compliance.
  • Resources internal and external resources supporting accessibility best practices.
  • Feedback Form contact us to report any barriers experienced, or if you have any questions or concerns regarding accessibility at George Brown College.
  • GBC AODA Committee which is comprised of members throughout the college who are dedicated to addressing accessibility issues on an ongoing basis. For more information please contact aoda@georgebrown.ca.

Feedback on Accessibility & Barriers to Access

George Brown College is committed to achieving barrier-free access for persons with disabilities who are working, learning or visiting at the college.

Service Disruption Notifications: If you are currently experiencing a barrier to access at the college, please contact security: 416-415-4000 or aoda@georgebrown.ca.

We welcome your feedback, questions or concerns regarding accessibility, via email or using this form. We are committed to respond within five business days.

AODA Accessibility Policies

George Brown College’s accessibility policies provide guidance on how the college will work to achieve the applicable obligations and responsibilities under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, S.O. 2005, c. 11 and the O. Reg. 191/11: Integrated Accessibility Standards, in adherence with the key principles of dignity, independence, integration and equal opportunity.

Please refer to the AODA Accessibility Policies for more information.