Accessibility Services aims to provide a safe, caring, respectful and culturally supportive environment for Indigenous students with disabilities.
Erin Martin, Accessibility Services Indigenous Liaison is a Mohawk woman and member of the wolf clan whose family hails from Six Nations. Erin was raised in Tkaronto on Dish with One Spoon Territory and has over 11 years of experience assisting individuals from the First Nations community, primarily working on the front lines within First Nations mental health and addictions centres.
Check Service Delivery and Booking & Documentation below to find out what support Erin can offer and how to book an appointment with her.
Elizabeth Jeffrey, Indigenous Accessibility Advisor is of Ojibway and French ancestry and is a member of Fort Albany First Nation. Elizabeth grew up off reserve in Kenora, Ontario in the Treaty 3 area. Elizabeth completed her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy at McMaster University in 2003. Elizabeth brings to the team over 10 years of experience as a community-based Occupational Therapist as well as 5+ years in accessibility advising.
We encourage you to book a consultation with the Indigenous liaison to discuss the registration and documentation requirements for Accessibility Services if you:
- are an Indigenous undergraduate or graduate student taking courses on the St. George campus,
- experience difficulties affecting your learning in lectures, labs or tutorials and,
- have a disability, or believe you may have a disability, and identify with any of the disability categories below:
- Acquired brain injury or concussion
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
- Chronic health, mental health, sensory disabilities (including D/deaf, deafened, or hard of hearing) and physical disabilities
- Learning disabilities
- Temporary physical disability
- Not sure if you have a disability?
Erin will be available to all Indigenous students with disabilities to offer pathways through the Accessibility Services registration process. She will provide information about the three-step registration process and how to gather required disability-related documentation, or discuss supplemental documentation with you.
The services we provide are premised on understanding and trust, as well as a recognition of and sensitivity to the cultural values and rights of Indigenous peoples and cultures.
Additional support is available from First Nations House and Health & Wellness for the academic, cultural, social and emotional well-being of Indigenous students:
- Academic advising
- Tutoring supports
- Financial aid advising
- Resource/computer lab
- Elder/Traditional Teacher advising
- Health & Wellness Indigenous Wellness Counsellor: To schedule an appointment call 416-978-8030 and select option “5”.
Booking & Documentation
Students can book a phone or virtual appointment with Erin at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 416-978-0774.
Please indicate your preference for a phone or virtual appointment. You can meet with Erin via phone or Microsoft Teams.
Microsoft Teams is part of your U of T Office 365 package and offers an audio/video conferencing platform for students, staff and faculty with a valid utoronto.ca email address. Read our Microsoft Teams Instructions (PDF) for more information. Contact the administrative team if you have questions about meeting remotely.
Privacy & Policies
Read our POLICY: Accessibility Services statement of confidentiality to learn how your personal information is collected, protected, used and disclosed.