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OREA Real Estate College (the "College") is committed to providing an environment that is inclusive and that is free of barriers based on age, race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, family status, and disability. The College commits to provide accommodation for needs related to the grounds of the Human Rights Code (Ontario) (the "Code"), unless to do so would cause undue hardship to the College.
Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the principles of dignity, individualization, and inclusion. The College will work cooperatively, and in a spirit of respect, with all partners in the accommodation process.
The College will make efforts to build or adapt its educational services to accommodate students with Code-related needs in a way that promotes their inclusion and full participation. Preventing and removing barriers means all students should be able to access their environment and face the same duties and requirements with dignity and without impediment.
The purpose of this Accommodation Policy is to:
This Accommodation Policy applies to all students of OREA Real Estate College.
Requests for accommodation should be made to Director, OREA Real Estate College, at email@example.com. Accommodation requests will be dealt with promptly. Where necessary, interim accommodation will be provided while long-term solutions are developed.
Accommodation requests should, whenever possible, be made in writing. The accommodation request should indicate:
All accommodation requests will be taken seriously. No student will be penalized for making an accommodation request.
At the heart of the accommodation process is the responsibility, shared by all parties, to engage in meaningful dialogue about accommodation, and to seek out expert assistance as needed. Shelley Koral, Director, OREA Real Estate College, the student requesting accommodation related to a Code ground and, where appropriate, any necessary experts will work together cooperatively, engage in the process, share information and avail themselves of potential accommodation solutions to develop an accommodation plan for the student.
There is no set formula for accommodation. Each student's needs are unique and will be considered when an accommodation request is made.
Shelley Koral, Director, OREA Real Estate College, may require further information related to the accommodation request, in the following circumstances:
Where expert assistance is necessary to identify accommodation needs or potential solutions, the student seeking accommodation is required to cooperate in obtaining that expert advice.
Failure to respond to requests for further information may delay the provision of accommodation.
Shelley Koral, Director, OREA Real Estate College, will maintain information related to:
This information will be maintained in a secure location, separate from the accommodation seeker's academic file, and will be shared only with those persons who need the information.
The student with a Code-related need has a responsibility to:
OREA Real Estate College has a responsibility to:
OREA Real Estate College will maintain the confidentiality of information related to an accommodation request, and will only disclose this information with the consent of the student seeking accommodation.
The accommodation plan, when agreed on, will be put in writing, and signed by the student requesting accommodation and Shelley Koral, Director, OREA Real Estate College.
Depending on the student's individual needs, an accommodation plan may include:
The Director, OREA Real Estate College, Shelley Koral, and the student receiving accommodation shall monitor the success of the accommodation plan, and shall promptly address any deficiencies or any relevant changes in the College or the student's needs.
Accommodation will be provided to the point of undue hardship. A determination regarding undue hardship will be based on an assessment of costs, outside sources of funding, if any, and, health and safety requirements, if any. It will be based on objective evidence.
A determination that an accommodation will create undue hardship may only be made by the Director, OREA Real Estate College, Shelley Koral.
Where a determination is made that an accommodation would create undue hardship, the student requesting accommodation will be given written notice, including the reasons for the decision, and the objective evidence relied upon.
Where a determination has been made that an accommodation would cause undue hardship, the College will proceed to implement the next best accommodation short of undue hardship, or will consider phasing in the requested accommodation.
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