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Our Accessibility Commitment

Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) is committed to providing a barrier-free environment for all stakeholders including our clients/customers, employees, job applicants, suppliers, and any visitors who may enter our premises, access our information, or use our services. As an organization, we respect and uphold the requirements set forth under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005) , and its associated standards and regulations.

FSU understands that we have a responsibility for ensuring a safe, dignified, and welcoming environment for everyone. We are committed to ensuring our organization’s compliance by working in conjunction with Fanshawe College, incorporating accessibility legislation into our policies, procedures, training, and best practices. We will review these policies and practices annually, as organizational changes occur, or in anticipation of compliance deadlines. In addition, we will strive to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities in a timely and effective manner.

Providing an accessible and barrier-free environment is a shared effort, and as an organization, FSU is committed to following Fanshawe's Multi-year Accessibility Plan, and working with the necessary parties to make accessibility for all a reality. You can view Fanshawe's latest Multi-Year Accessibility Plan on Fanshawe's Accessibility Commitment page .

Feedback can be provided through Fanshawe’s Accessibility Feedback form . Alternate accessible communication formats are available from the College upon request. For more information, visit Fanshawe's Alternate Format page . You may also contact the College to provide feedback or request alternative communication formats by calling 519.452.4282 or by emailing

Fanshawe College's compliance reports to the government are available upon request by contacting

For information regarding disruption of services at the FSU, visit Fanshawe's Disruption of Services page .

Service Animal Etiquette

Fanshawe College and the FSU welcome people with disabilities and their service animals.

Service animals are allowed to accompany their owner into public spaces.

Tips on service animal etiquette:

  • Don’t distract service animals from their very important job. Remember they are working.
  • Don’t speak, touch or feed the service animal unless you have asked the owner and received permission.
  • Do treat the owner with respect and sensitivity; Don’t ask any personal questions. Respect everyone’s right to privacy.
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