Supports and Services for Faculty and Staff with Disabilities

Queen’s University is committed to building a campus community that is inclusive for all individuals, and ensuring that its services, supports and spaces are accessible for persons with disabilities.

We are a community that works together to create an environment where everyone has a full and enriching Queen’s experience.

Successful learning, living, and employment outcomes are the result of a shared responsibility and commitment on the part of students, staff, faculty, and senior administrators towards removing and preventing barriers to participation.

The Accessibility Hub has compiled an extensive list of resources and services available on campus for prospective and current faculty/staff to prevent barriers to participation, successful learning, living, and employment in the Queen's community.

Queen's University recognizes that its people are a valuable asset. Below are some resources to assist eliminating barriers for employees with disabilities to your academic career and assist Queen's meet the Employment Standards of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA).

Employment

The University must provide an annual Accessibility Plan. A Comprehensive Strategic Framework for Accessibility was developed and within that framework, five priory areas were identified in which to address accessibility. For one of these priory areas, an Employment Working Group was formed.

Issue Department Contact
Accommodations in the Workplace Human Resources

Return to Work and Accommodation Services

Tel: (613) 533-6000 ext. 78018

Email: hrrtw@queensu.ca

Location: Human Resources, Fleming Hall, Stewart-Pollack Wing

Individualized Emergency Response Plans

Human Resources

Accommodating Queen's Employees

Human Rights Advisory Services

Tel: (613) 533-6886

Email: hrights@queensu.ca

Location: B-506 Mackintosh-Corry Hall,
Queen's University

Accessible formats and communication supports for employees Adaptive Technology Centre

Michele Chittenden, Coordinator

Tel: (613) 533-2833

Email: chittend@queensu.ca

Location: Stauffer Library, ground floor, Room: 120b

A three-part equity structure was established in 1997 to ensure that Queen's moves forward with the equity agenda. The structure includes the Office of the University Advisor on Equity, the Council on Employment Equity and the Senate Educational Equity Committee.

Issue Department Contact
Employment Equity - Equity Services Equity Services

Tel: (613) 533-2563

Fax: (613) 533-2031

Email: equity@queensu.ca

Location: B513 Mackintosh-Corry Hall
Queen's University
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6

Employment Equity - HR Human Resources

Tel: (613) 533-2070

Email: hradmin@queensu.ca

Location: Human Resources, Fleming Hall, Stewart-Pollack Wing, First Floor

Queen's offers several resources for exercise and a healthy lifestyle for persons with disabilities. Both Revved Up program and the Athletic and Recreation Centre (ARC) use accessible exercise equipment in fully accessible facilities. Queen's Be Well helps you assess your current level of health and offer you concrete suggestions on how to maintain or improve your overall well-being.

Issue Department Contact
Where can I exercise or get information about a healthy lifestyle as a person with a disability? Health Promotion  
Revved Up

Project Coordination

Tel: (613) 533-6000 ext. 79283

Email: revvedup@queensu.ca

Queen's Athletics and Recreation Centre (ARC)

(Accessible Workout Areas and accessible pool)

Customer Service

Tel: (613) 533-2500

Location: 284 Earl Street
Kingston, ON, K7L 3N6
 

Finding Housing in Kingston, from the Faculty Recruitment and Support Program, supplies information for short-term housing, renting, or buying a house.

Contact Information

Tel: (613) 533-3167

Fax: (613) 533-6441

Website: Faculty Recruitment and Support Program - Housing

Location: Queen's Faculty Recruitment and Support, Office of the Provost and Vice Principal (Academic), Queen's University, Richardson Hall, Suite 252, Room 218

  • The Independent Living Center Kingston is Kingston's disability resource center. The organization provides information on community services, wheelchair accessible housing, accessible travel, attendant services, and information on government programs for people with disabilities.

Parking permits are available through the Parking Department of Facilities (PPS). For students with a disability, Queen’s parking can also arrange for a designated accessible parking space for permit holders who have an Ontario Accessible Parking Permit issued by the Ministry of Transportation may be issued a parking permit regardless of their zone of residence.

Issue Department Contact
Parking Pass/Accessible Parking Space Parking Office (Facilities)

Admin Assistant

Tel: (613) 533-6000 ext. 74598

Office

Tel: (613) 533-6979

Email: parking@queensu.ca

Location: 2nd Floor, Rideau Building
207 Stuart Street

In accordance with the accessible customer service standard, a regulation under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, Queen’s University is required to provide notification of temporary disruptions in those facilities or services (in whole or in part) made available for persons with disabilities so that they may obtain, use or benefit from the University’s goods or services. View the Policy on Managing Notifications of Temporary Disruptions.

If you become aware of any disruptions to any physical accessibility services or facilities please contact the following:

Issue Department Contact
Elevators, Door Openers, Ramps, Lifts, Washrooms FixIt (Facilities)

FixIt

Tel: (613) 533-6757 (Campus, 77301)

Email: fixit@queensu.ca

To report issues after 4 pm, individuals may contact the Emergency Report Centre at:

Tel: (613) 533-6080

Snow Removal (Queen's parking spot)

 

Parking Office (Facilities)

Tel: (613) 533-6979

Email: parking@queensu.ca

Location: 2nd Floor, Rideau Building, 207 Stuart Street

Snow Removal from sidewalks, building entrances, walkways etc. FixIt (Facilities)

FixIt

Tel: (613) 533-6757 (Campus, 77301)

Email: fixit@queensu.ca

To report issues after 4 pm, individuals may contact the Emergency Report Centre at:

Tel: (613) 533-6080

 

Snow removal from an accessible parking space on a city street? City of Kingston - Snow Removal

Tel: (613) 546-0000

Email: contactus@cityofkingston.ca

TTY: (613) 546-4889

Location: City Hall, 216 Ontario Street, Kingston, ON K7L 2Z3

Where to find notices of Service Disruptions online?  

Website: Queen's University's homepage

Website: Facilities

  • Kingston Transit: All routes are served by accessible buses (PDF 881 KB) which are low-floor with kneeling capability. Although accessible bus stop infrastructure is not currently a requirement in the AODA Transportation Standard, the City of Kingston is working to improve the accessibility of all bus stops, shelters and integrated seating.
  • Kingston Access Bus offers specialized, non-emergency medical and community transportation.
  • On-demand Accessible Taxis:
    • City Taxi - (613) 542-3333.
    • Amey's Greenwood - (613) 546-1111.