Information for Parents

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Is your son or daughter considering George Brown College?

Are you wondering about supports and services?

FAQ for parents—find answers to your top 10 questions.

Proud history of inclusion and support for students with disabilities

George Brown provides an inclusive and barrier-free learning and working environment across our three campuses and at Ryerson. We provide academic accommodation and support to students with permanent or temporary disabilities or who are currently undergoing assessment or medical testing to determine if they have a disability.

Our Accessible Learning Services team is a committed group of caring professionals who are there to help your son or daughter. Information about our services will not be shared with anyone without the student’s written consent. No information related to the student’s disability or their academic accommodations appears on the academic transcript.

Find out more about George Brown’s policies and practices for students with disabilities.

5 ways to help your son or daughter get off to a successful start

As your son or daughter makes the transition to college, you can help to encourage and support them to:

  1. Get the right documents
    Having the right documents from health or education professionals helps us to understand your daughter’s or son’s needs and plan for appropriate academic accommodation.
  2. Register with Accessible Learning Services
    It’s important for your son or daughter to register with our Intake Coordinator as early as possible. Once registered, the Intake Coordinator will email to confirm registration and tell your son or daughter the contact information for their campus.
  3. Talk to their consultant
    Your daughter or son will then need to contact their campus Accessible Learning Services office directly to book a first appointment with a consultant.
  4. Book their tests (if required)
    Test accommodations may be required for:
  5. Complete an Informed Consent Form (optional)

Consultants are not allowed to speak with parents about a student without the student’s consent. Students and parents must come together to the Accessible Learning Services Office to complete an informed consent form with the consultant.

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Office Hours

  • St James Campus
    Fall and Winter Hours (Labour Day to May 1st)
    Monday to Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Spring and Summer Hours (May 1st to Labour Day)
    Monday to Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Waterfront Campus
    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
    Email the WF Welcome Desk
  • Casa Loma Campus
    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
    Email the CL Welcome Desk